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Newly Qualified Theatres Practitioner

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Student ODP or RN qualifying in 2024? We have exciting opportunities for newly qualified practitioners in our theatres departments at Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals. You will be fully supported through our preceptorship programmes and experienced team of Practice Educators and a Theatres Legacy Mentor to help your transition form student to registered Practitioner. Our surgical specialities include, Emergency, Orthopedic and Trauma, Urology, General, Vascular, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Head and Neck and include a number of robotic assisted techniques.

UHD theatres is currently undergoing a once in a lifetime transformation and investment period which is producing a number of learning and developmental opportunities. We have recently opened a 4 Theatre Barn Suite and are building a number of new theatres to expand elective and emergency services making it the perfect place to start your career.

Informal visits or chats welcome and encouraged (in person or teams)

Base Location: Both Bournemouth and Poole base sites available.

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

There is a planned move for this service anticipated during 2024/25, when thisrole and base of work will relocate . Upon relocation of the role/service, excess mileage allowance / reimbursement will not apply, and any travel between the postholder's home and work base will be classified as a commute. Any other changes unrelated to this, will be handled in line with Trust/National terms and conditions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered Nurse (Advanced Diploma/Degree in Adult Health Nursing) or HCPC registered ODP (Dip (HE) Operating Department Practice)



  • Experience of caring for patients with acute and long term conditions

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Effective communication using a variety of methods



  • Understanding of the surgical patient pathway through the hospital


  • Conversant with WHO safety checklist

Personal Attibutes


  • Highly motivated
  • Patient focussed


  • Situational awareness and management of self and others (Human Factors)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth/Poole Hospital

Castle Lane East/ Longfleet Road



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