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Spec Peri-operative Practitioner (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Peri-Operative Practitioner to join the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit / Recovery Team covering various specialities at St. James Hospital.

The successful candidate will need substantial experience at Band 5 level to be able to join this driven and motivated team to facilitate safe, efficient and effective post-operative care in both acute and elective surgical specialities.

PACU provides an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills within a friendly and supportive environment. These skills include high dependency, airway management, pain management and care of the unconscious patient. The unit provides post-operative care for 23 operating theatres in a variety of theatre suites within St James Hospital. We provide care to a wide range of specialities including: Robotic cases, Urology, Colorectal, Thoracic, Oncology, Gynae, Breast, Ophthalmic, Hepatobilliary, General surgery, Obstetric and acute care.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner with:

Previous experience, this is essential for the role but additional support is available from the Team Leader and the Education Team to further your skills, knowledge and experience.

The drive to develop leadership skills with this dynamic, innovative team.

Enthusiasm and commitment to provide patient centred care.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt quickly in a demanding environment.

A positive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through evidence based research.

An ability to be able to use your own initiative but also works effectively within a multi-disciplinary team to be able to provide high quality patient care.

A commitment to provide support and education to junior members of the team, a recognised teaching and assessing qualification is desirable for this role.

A willingness to participate in a variety of shifts, bank holidays, evenings, weekends, & nights.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an experienced practitioner the jobholder will co-ordinate activities within the peri-operative environment ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support to qualified and unqualified staff within the department. He/she will play a key role in the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The jobholder will play an essential role assisting Team Leader in leading and teaching the peri-operative teams throughout the 24 hour period.

The jobholder will act as a role model, promoting quality evidence-based practice, developing the peri-operative team and ensuring effective management of the department in the absence of the Team Leader.

Person Specification



  • Significant Advanced Peri-operative or equivalent experience within relevant specialty.
  • Insight into clinical speciality. Insight into current professional issues, Standards of professional practice
  • Awareness of Clinical Audit and Standard Setting.


  • Broad based experience.
  • Experience of surgical specialty.

Other Criteria


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary), including clearance on blood borne viruses in compliance with Trust Policy



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1) or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification

Skills & behaviours


  • Caring and motivated
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn and develop their role
  • Interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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