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Lead Practitioner - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Band 6 Lead Practitioner looking to develop their practice at the Peterborough City Hospital. Lead Theatre Practitioners must be experienced in perioperative care practice and will assist in the leadership of the theatre/recovery team as shift Leader, including leading the emergency team at weekends and as required.

Lead practitioner will be proactive in identifying the educational needs of the department and support the training requirements of all theatre staff.

You must be committed to providing excellent standards of patient care with good communication skills. Candidatesneed to show professionalism, maturity, reliability, flexibility and be highly motivated individuals seeking a challenge and to thrive in a busy environment.

The theatre department is committed to offering a first rate service and supporting staff development. You will receive ongoing support from our in house Clinical Educator and continuing professional development along with opportunities to enhance your experience. You will also be responsible for supporting, mentoring and developing junior staff.

Main duties of the job

Participate as scrub practitioner as a member of the surgical team. Take responsibility for safety checks of instruments and other items within the surgical field. Anticipating the need for and supervising the dispensing of surgical items and ensuring the availability of items required during the procedure. Be responsible for the co-ordination of the surgical theatre team.

Participate as circulating person for surgical procedures including responsibility for carrying out safety checks in conjunction with a second person. Anticipating the needs of the surgical team, proactively organising staff and resources for effective care delivery. Prepare surgical equipment before use and anticipate that needs may change during the procedure.

About us

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so, agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner (Minimum 3 years relevant experience)


  • Mentorship / 998 or equivalent
  • Assessing qualification for NVQ students D32/33 or A1 Award
  • 176/183/N33 or other qualification in Perioperative care
  • Willing to undertake Standards for Student Supervision & Assessment (SSSA 2018)



  • Able to cope well with change
  • Able to work effectively as a team member



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Committed to life long learning



  • IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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