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Theatre Practitioner - St Michaels Theatres

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa ( or pro rata)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an Band 5 Theatre Practitioner looking for a change of scenery or a new challenge, then make St. Michael's Theatres at University Hospitals Bristol your 1st choice.

St. Michael's Hospital currently has 5 theatres and a 8 bedded recovery area, with a range of specialties including Obstetrics, ENT, Upper G.I, HPB, Oral Surgery and Gynaecology

We are looking for an enthusiastic member of staff, with Anaesthetic/ Recovery skills, to work alongside our multi-disciplinary team .

The working pattern you would be expected to fulfil within your working hours will include a range of shifts 0800-2100, 0800-1800, 0800-1400 as well as nights and weekends, with an on-call commitment

Ideally the applicant will have skills or knowledge in all areas of theatres including recovery and anaesthetics, but relevant training will be provided. Eagerness to learn is essential, along with flexibility and a team working approach.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the Theatre manager and multidisciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing/HCPC care and staff development, as part of the perioperative team.

As a Band 5 nurse/ODP you should act as a role model, showing evidence of the specialist skills and knowledge that will enable you to deliver prescribed treatment and care for patients in an individual and sensitive manner.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse level 8 or C or C+G 752/ NVQ level 3 Operating Department Practitioner/ Dip HE in Operating Room Practice


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post-registration qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development -
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Interpersonal skills: Calm, Supportive, Motivated, Professional
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Flexible working practices to support the service
  • Resilient with an awareness that the role can be stressful and emotional at times.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of caring for sick children in a variety of settings - this could be as a student


  • Experience of working in the perioperative environment
  • Experience of taking charge of an individual theatre

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


St Michaels Hospital

Southwell St.



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