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Theatre Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 May 2024

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

Job Details

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking Registered Nurses and/or Operating department practitioners to join our Cardiac paediatric and adult congenital theatre team. Prior cardiac paediatric and adult congenital scrub experience is essential.

Our elective program runs from Monday to Friday and we work shifts on a 24/7 basis to provide emergency cover out of hours. We have one congenital adult and paediatric theatre running five days /week and a second congenital theatre running one day per week. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to practice in a complex and demanding speciality, offering unique experience of congenital heart conditions in both paediatric and adult congenital patients.They will benefit from access to leading educational programs and opportunities for career advancement, including:o In-house theatre and anaesthetic courseso Leadership development courseso University post-qualifying modules

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful post holder will:- Provide skilled specialist assistance in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care throughout the Operating Department.- Participate as an integral member of the theatre Scrub team, covering a full range of shifts, including earlies, lates, nights and weekends.- Act as the patient advocate and maintain high standards of patient care, in line with NMC or HCPC code of conduct.- Be involved in supporting and mentoring students and new staff as appropriate.What were looking for:An enthusiastic and focused individual to be a part of our multi-cultural and diverse cardiac theatre team committed to delivering compassionate and professional care to our patients.- This is a full-time position 37.5 hrs over four days per week with a commitment to night and weekend work.

To arrange an informal visit, please contact Senior Sister Alka Kubal ( or Senior sister Veronika Read (

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


  • Registered nurse or ODP on relevant part of the register
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Has the ability to assist in carrying out the transfer of a patient through the intraoperative phase of perioperative care, giving concise accurate handover
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills required to support learners in practice and to create a positive learning environment.
  • Practices and promotes the use of evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health service.
  • Understanding of personal accountability.
  • Aptitude for caring for the anaesthetised and/or acutely unwell patient.


  • Experience of teaching and supporting learners in practice.
  • Relevant resus qualification, ie Immediate Life Support
  • Experience of working within relevant care setting
  • Specialist theatre work-based learning course, or mentorship course, post-qualification.
  • Interest in research to promote good practice

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


THR Scrub Cardiac


SO16 6YD

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