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Theatre practitioner

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you passionate about working in perioperative care? Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced HCPC registered ODP or Registered Nurse we have exciting opportunities for you!

CUH Theatres, which is included in both Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital, employ over 600 staff who work across a total of 37 operating theatres. In main theatres there are 22 theatres split into three units. We are a regional Major Trauma Centre and in doing so serve a very wide and complex population.

Aspiring candidates who wish to join our team as a Band 5 ODP or RN can explore numerous development opportunities. These include our Trainee Anaesthetic Nurse Course, offered in partnership with University College London (UCL), as well as prospects for further education and professional growth leading to a PG Cert and a Master's degree.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing safe and effective care for patients during the Perioperative period.

To undertake the management of a defined clinical area in accordance with own competence and level of experience when required.

To participate as an integral member of the theatre team.

Participate in the supervision and training of students and junior staff.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close on midnight 27-May-2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 10-June-2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel. For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits. Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers and Band 5 Orthoptists taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

***This post attracts an annual enhancement of �2000 (pro rata) on the attainment of an annual competency package. For substantive posts only.***

For Candidates applying from outside the UK

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • NMC of HCPC active registration or awaiting registration number


  • Relevant Teaching and assessing qualification (or must be willing to work towards whilst in post)
  • Relevant Teaching and assessing qualification (or must be willing to work towards whilst in post)



  • Clinically current in Perioperative practice
  • Relevant perioperative teaching and management experience required for senior Band 5 practitioners


  • Evidence of supervision/mentoring of learners and junior staff
  • Experience of managing a clinical area



  • Good communication skills both written and verbal, capable of working as an integral member of a team
  • Ability to proritise workload
  • NMC code of conduct guidelines
  • HCPC code of conduct guidelines


  • Awareness of WHO Surgical Safety checklist



  • Committed to staff support. Highly motivated. Willing to develop perioperative practice.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleague need


  • Willingness to accept alternative shift times
  • Willingness to undertake additional
  • Committed to the development of junior staff

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Willingness to undertake additional roles and to share knowledge with students and junior staff
  • Calm attitude and ability to recognise and deal with stress
  • Reliable


  • Has an understanding of the three main areas of trust priorities- Improving patient care oSupporting our staff oBuilding for the future

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrokes Hospital - Division A

Hills Road



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