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Theatre Practitioner (Scrub, Anaesthetics and/or Recovery)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year Pa inclusive
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history - Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea, Western Eye.

At Imperial we run theatres across five sites. We are looking to recruit into multiple anaesthetic, scrub, recovery and theatre practitioner roles.

Join our multidisciplinary team of skilled and motivated staff who provide a high quality care to our patients. We are committed to your professional development and will provide you with a range of education, in-house training and one to one coaching co-ordinated by a dedicated practice development team.

We are proud to work in theatres where we have pioneered cutting edge surgical techniques using medical technology like the Da Vinci robotic programme. We are renowned for being the UK's leading centre for bariatric surgery and cardiac surgery. Our head and neck surgery is recognised as world-class. St Mary's Hospital is one of only four major trauma centres in London and widely respected as a UK top performer. Our Trust is recognised as being one of the largest renal transplant centres in the country.

You will gain experience working within: Neurosurgery, ENT, Breast surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology and renal, General, Cardiac, Gynaecology, Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics and Hepatobillary.

At our Trust you'll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational.

Main duties of the job

As a Theatre Practitioner (Nurse or ODP) your role will be in Scrub and/or Anaesthetics and/or Recovery, delivering a consistently high standard of patient care utilising evidence-based practice. You will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate all aspect of patient care, prepare patients and aid with clinical/operative procedures and participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.

This post is suitable for students who are due to qualify this year who will hold a relevant qualification.

Skills needed
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work in a highly technical area
  • Excellent problem solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thorough, thoughtful, and conscientious approach to working

  • Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professionals Council registration (HCPC)
  • Registered General Nurse OR Registered Operating Departmental Practitioner
  • Commitment to undertake an appropriate course of study
  • To have knowledge and understanding of all surgical specialities within the operating department
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Nurse


  • 6 months experience in healthcare



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to organise ward activities and to use initiative
  • Competency in medication
  • Skills required to undertake clinical activity related to speciality
  • Basic IT skills



  • Knowledge of quality, standard setting and audit
  • Knowledge of speciality

Values and behaviours


  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust values

Other Requirement


  • Calm
  • Motivated
  • Supportive
  • Professional

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Cross site/ St Marys hospital

Praed ST


W2 1NY

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