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Theatre Practitioner Nurse / ODP

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in a progressive, forward thinking department?

If you are committed to high standard patient care and enjoy working in a friendly, highly motivated team then the Leighton Theatre Department could be the right career destination for you.

We have vacancies for qualified practitioners (band 5 nurse / ODP) to join our scrub, recovery or anaesthetics teams. There will be a rotation to multiple specialities as part of a bespoke staff development programme.

Our department has 8 ultra-modern theatres, including 2 Orthopaedic Barn theatres and 2 integrated 'Laparoscopic' theatres. We also have 4 day case theatres and a Surgical Admissions unit on site.

Main duties of the job

The Theatre Management team are passionate about providing support and cultivating a safe and friendly environment for staff and patients.

We work in teams by speciality/discipline including Breast/Gynaecology/Ophthalmology, General & Emergency Surgery, Urology and ENT, Anaesthetics, Recovery and Orthopaedics /Trauma.

Each team has senior staff who support their own team by providing duty rosters, annual leave allocation and training within the team. This allows staff members a more personal working experience and helps improve job satisfaction!

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We would love to hear from you if you would like a new or continuing career in the Operating Theatre.

Informal visits are welcome. If you would like to meet us and visit our department please contact or Sara Watson on , Ian Woodall on 01270 278128/9 or Paul Clayton on 01270 277972

Person Specification



  • RGN/ODP registration


  • theatre experience desireable but not essential
  • PACU experience desireable but not essential
  • anaesthetic experience desireable but not essential

previous experience RGN/ODP


  • scrub anaesthetic or PACU role


  • familiar with theatre environment

Previous Experience RGN/ODP


  • Scrub Anaesthetic or PACU role


  • Familiar with theatre environment

Genuine interest in perioperative nursing


  • Shows genuine desire to work as part of the theatre team
  • Demonstrate evidence of research into role applied for


  • Previous experience in Scrub, Anaesthetics and PACU is not essential

genuine interest in perioperative nursing


  • shows a genuine desire to work as part of a theatre team
  • demonstrates evidence of research into the role applied for


  • previous experience in scrub role- not essential
  • previous experience in anasthetics- not essential
  • previous experience in PACU- not essential

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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