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Theatre Nurse

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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 have an exciting opportunity for Anaesthetic Practitioners to join our expanding team at UHSOur Anaesthetic Practitioner team supports specialised services for adults and children within the operating department and across the organisation.

We have 35 operating theatres with multiple specialities, both scheduled and unscheduled services. These include Orthopaedics, Vascular, Thoracics, General Surgery, ENT - Max Fac, Cardiac and Neuro. We also cover external areas including X Ray, CT, MRI, Endoscopy, Angio and Cardiac Catheter Labs. We care for adults and children of all ages. We also support our colleagues in ED with Major Trauma cases.

Our theatres demonstrate ongoing excellence of patient care, we are fundamentally about helping people to get well.

Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment.

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

You must be an ODP or a Nurse with a recognised anaesthetic qualification to apply for this role.You will work alongside our Anaesthetist colleagues as an integral part of the theatre team, ensuring patient safety.

You will build on your existing experience, following your induction to the department we will support you to gain skills and knowledge in new areas of practice.

You will be a clear and effective communicator, both in face to face and written contexts

Your shift pattern will include some evenings, nights and weekends to ensure our emergency service is covered.

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 Theatre Anaesthetics


SO16 6YD

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