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Bank Registered Theatre Practitioner

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
Bank Registered Theatre Practitioner - Band 5. Flexible working/any hours considered.

Are you Registered Nurse or an ODP?

Are you undecided, & not sure where your future lies?

We are looking for ODPs and Nurses to join our Theatre team .

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is committed to achieving excellence in all we do. We are passionate about providing the highest quality care and aim to be the hospital our local communities choose first, every time

Our Trust Vision and Values are of great importance to us, we believe in demonstrating Collaboration, Honesty, Accountability, Innovation and Respect in all aspects of our professional roles.

Our Trust has excellent opportunities for experienced and newly qualified Band 5 Theatre Practitioners to develop, enhance, consolidate and excel in their Theatre Skills.

Our Operating Theatres are expanding and are currently undergoing refurbishment in preparation for the exciting challenge of rebuilding our service. We are a rapidly developing department, catering for a wide range of specialties, electively or in a trauma situation.

It is an essential requirement to possess recent out of hours experience along with the recent out of hours surgical first assistant.

Main duties of the job

To maintain a high standard of evidence based patient care under the direction of the team leader. To work within the standards set by the department, the Trust and the appropriate Regulatory Body

To work as a competent member of the multidisciplinary theatre team, taking every opportunity to extend knowledge and skills

To provide care to patients in the Perioperative / Day Surgery / Theatre / PACU setting.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities:KEY TASKS:

Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC/HCPC code of conduct and within limits of competence With appropriate training and supervision, undertake a full range of theatre duties in the anaesthetic /surgical / recovery role Ensure that patient safety, dignity, confidentiality and comfort are paramount. Ensure patients rights are respected and act as their advocate when needed. Ensure that skilled care is given to patients and that all drugs and treatments are administered as prescribedand documented in accordance with Trust policy. Prepare and assemble specialist equipment and instrumentation Ensure that effective communication takes place between patients, staff, relatives and carers as appropriate. Ensure that all practice is in accordance with established procedures and protocols, and conform to the unitsoperational policy. Support and encourage the concept of team working and developing good working relationships within thedepartment and within the Trust. Promote and support multi-disciplinary teamwork in the delivery of high standard of patient care in theperioperative setting Assess, monitor and evaluate the care needs of the peri-operative patient, gaining the comprehensiveunderstanding of the patient's condition and reporting effectively to the appropriate person. Report any areas of concern to your line manager and/or Clinical Team Manager Act as an accountable practitioner taking every opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence in all aspects of perioperative care.


Promote and maintain an environment conducive to learning and development for all staff. Support the educational and development needs of colleagues and trainees.

Ensure the effective orientation of staff new to the Department. Identify own training, development and educational needs and agree with team leader. Be aware of the role of audit and research and update own practice with reference to research findings.


Display a professional attitude at all times. Maintain a portfolio that reflects knowledge and skills acquired and demonstrates a commitment toprofessional development and satisfies the requirements of the NMC/HCPC as appropriate. Contribute to the philosophy of continual professional development by taking an active role in practicedevelopment and the review of clinical practices. Demonstrate a commitment to making best use of resources to ensure the maintenance and improvementof service delivery to patients and staff. Deputise for the Clinical Team Leader (B6) in his/her absence. Assist the Theatre Clinical Leader in providing leadership and facilitate appropriate skill mix for the OperatingTheatre Lists. Demonstrate leadership by personal example, fostering good interpersonal relationships andencouraging and developing high staff morale. Assist with Co-ordination of patient activity, staffing and utilisation within the clinical area in order to deliverhigh quality health care. Assist the Clinical Team Leader supervise the activity within the unit and share responsibility for settingstandards and supervising safe clinical practice while adhering to West Suffolk Hospital Operating TheatreGuidlines. Ensure that thorough data recording is undertaken, both paper and electronic, to support robust statisticalinformation gathering and recording. Act as a resource for the support and guidance of staff, patients and relatives. Contribute to the development and updating of training packages relating to specific areas and skills, inconjunction with the Clinical Team Leader and/or Professional Development lead

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st Level Nurse on part 1 or 12 of the NMC Register
  • ODA CG 752 / ODP NVQ Level 3 / DipHE ODP
  • HCPC Professional Registrant


  • ENB 998 or C& G 730
  • A1 Assessors award
  • ENB 176 /183/182 or equivalent
  • Preparation for Mentorship
  • Specific Theatre qualification or equivalent ability

Experience and Knowledge


  • Interest and commitment to philosophy of the Theatre suite
  • Recent out of hours experience with recent out of hours surgical first assistant


  • Post-qualification experience in a peri-operative environment
  • Experience of staff supervision and training

Skills and Abilities


  • Understands and practices the principles of confidentiality
  • Organisational skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Decision making & planning
  • IT skills


  • Enhanced practice skills commensurate to area
  • Evidence of professional development in last 12 months

Personal Qualities


  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours/duties
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative
  • Act as role model
  • Understand the concept of team work


  • Evidence of analytical thinking and problem solving

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Hardwick Lane


IP33 2QZ

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