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Senior Theatre Practitioner - South Theatres

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a Band 6 Senior Theatre Practitioner to support the senior leadership team in South Theatres new surgical hub.

This is a great development opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, be integral in the running of the department and will have the opportunity to support with innovation.This post is integral to the effectiveness of South Theatres new surgical hub and provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated and skilled individual to play a fundamental role in the development of Elective and Emergency surgery at the Ipswich Hospital.

South Theatres new surgical hub provides both Elective and Emergency surgery. The department provides 24 hour cover for Emergency Surgery and has 8 operating theatres, which consists of a dedicated Emergency and urgent surgery Theatres, and 6 Elective Theatres.

The department covers a range of specialties ranging from General surgery, Colo-rectal, Urology, ENT, Oral, Plastic, Breast and Vascular, Robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

The role is internal rotation with the opportunity of working in Theatres, Recovery and admissions with the successful applicant being the senior practitioner on duty and out of hours.The role will be working in both the new and existing theatres, for Ipswich hospital. This is an exciting opportunity with the newest innovation at the Trust being the introduction of robotic surgery using the Da Vinci Robot.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to develop truly patient centered evidence based care through their clinical expertise and knowledge and through demonstrating the leadership skills to deliver and maintain best practice.

The successful candidate will:

Demonstrate their professional commitment to patients, their families and carers.

Be committed to actively seeking the views of those who use and those who work within out services, and responding effectively to that feedback.

Understand how to develop their team and workplace cultures to ensure the highest standards are maintained at all times

Collaborate with a wide range of people and professional groups to improve the services we provide

Be skilled in managing day to day organisational issues and challenges of both elective lists and emergency surgery.

Be responsible and organise the effective planning of an elective list.

If you are selected for interview you will be expected to do a 10 minute presentation, title to be specified if you are shortlisted.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff. We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you. Find out about living and working here -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Adult/ODP
  • Evidence of Post registration qualification/specialist development.
  • ODP NVQ Level 3, DipHe with D32/33 or equivalent or willing to undertake


  • Diploma or working toward Health Care Management qualification
  • Undertaken or willing to undertake recognised management course
  • Specialist Practice Module level 2 or equivalent/similar



  • Excellent clinical skills within specialty.
  • Proven experience at Senior Theatre Practitioner level with knowledge of list suite management.
  • Team Development
  • Teaching experience


  • Proven experience at Senior Theatre Practitioner level with evidence of leadership and management experience.
  • Evidence of managing change



  • Day to day management responsibilities
  • Demonstrate excellent clinical skills within the peri-operative setting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of resource management within team

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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