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Theatre Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you, where no two days are the same?

Do you have a positive attitude and are you committed to embarking on a new career pathway?

Then read on - you may be the right person for us!

Previous experience in Theatres is desirable not essential as competency based in-house training will be provided.

It's an exciting time for the Theatres Department at UHCW we are recruiting for our Rugby St Cross Theatres

Theatre areas offer you the opportunity to work in a varied selection of specialities including Orthopaedics, Plastics, Breast, Urology, Head and Neck, Urology, General, Multi-speciality Robotic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular, Renal, Obstetrics and Ophthalmology. As a Major Trauma centre, we cover all aspects of Trauma and Emergency surgery.

We carry out Cataract, Plastics and Pain Management Procedures as Day Case Surgery.

We are passionate about delivering the highest standard of Patient Centred care. We work closely with Surgical Speciality Groups to plan our lists and ensure maximum efficiency and utilisation . In recent years, our Theatres have achieved large gains in productivity and efficiency through improved capacity management and real-time tracking of Theatre activity.

Main duties of the job

If successful you will be supported in your role whether you are Newly Qualified / New to Theatre or an experienced Theatre Practitioner. A Structured Induction Programme and ongoing training will ensure you gain the skills required .

Wehavevacancies in Anaesthetics, Scrub and Recovery and will offer support for you to develop competencies in more than one of these areas. We require highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our forward thinking team. Committed to your continuous professional development you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills and have the passion to deliver care of the highest standard. In return we offer comprehensive training in all aspects of our service. In addition we have a dedicated team of Theatre Clinical Educators who will support and guide you through the excellent range of opportunities that UHCW NHS Trust has to offer.As a provider of patient-centred care, we are passionate about delivering excellent care to our local and extended population in the acute environment and in recent years, our theatres have achieved large gains in productivity and efficiency through improved capacity management and real-time tracking of theatre activity

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical - Core:
  • Assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the peri-operative care of patients using specialist knowledge and skills.
  • Acknowledge personal preferences, rights and choice of patients undergoing surgery.
  • Maintain health, safety and the control of infection in clinical work areas in line with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Store, prepare and administer prescribed drugs to patients, and monitor the effects of drugs on patients in line with Trust policies.
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain materials and equipment for clinical procedures, take action if found to be faulty.
  • Support, monitor and care for patients during clinical procedures.
  • Contribute to treating patients during clinical emergencies.
  • Receive, transfer and position patients for clinical procedures.
  • Maintain accurate & legible records of care.

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    Who are we?

    You will have seen a lot of UHCW in the news and on national television this year. From delivering the worlds first COVID-19 vaccination, to starring on BBC Breakfast and BBCs Hospital, there has never been a better time to join the HSJ shortlisted NHS Trust of the Year and one of the most visible Trusts in the UK

    In addition to all the fantastic opportunities youll have as part of our large, major trauma centre, Trust and UHCWi methodology we will cover all the basics too:

    Well make sure you have the clinical supervision and preceptorship you need, help you identify and enrol in continuous professional development (CPD), have access to peer support, mentors, supervisors and back all this up with regular one to ones and an appraisal system which really adds value.

    We typically have an Open door approach so if youre stuck or want some advice, a helping hand is always there when you need it most.

    Why Coventry?

    If youre local you already know Coventry has an incredibly proud heritage of being at the very heart of industry, diversity and sport. And if youre joining us from elsewhere in the UK or around the world you can be sure of a warm welcome to the UK City of Culture 2021.

    As the Second city in the West Midlands, Coventry and Rugby enjoy superb commuter links to the whole of the UK including Birmingham, London and the north. We are home to Coventry City FC but if sport is not your thing theres much more to see with Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and Birmingham all within a 30 minutes drive there really is something for everyone!

    For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    St Cross Hospital

    St Barby Road


    CV22 5PX

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