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Theatre Practitioner - Registered Nurse or ODP

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge, working as part of a team that deliver a safe environment for all patients attending theatres?

Our Day Surgery team has a great deal of experience in delivering the highest quality care, and are delighted to say we are expanding with new theatres and increased secondary recovery. As part of our growth, we are recruiting for an additional four registered Theatre Practitioners (either NMC or AHP Registered).

The majority of the surgery performed at Torbay and South Devon is day case surgery, which is when people come to hospital, have their surgery and return home on the same day.

Our Day Surgery Unit treats over 9,000 people a year, and has been open since 1995. It is a really welcoming and warm environment, and we see both adults and children.

Joining our team, you would be expected to be an advocate for the Trust who put patient care as a priority and high quality patient focused care at the fore front of all we do. You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality care for patients in the perioperative stage of their care.

We are looking for staff with experience in scrub and or anaesthetics. If this is you, #Caretojoinus.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the delivery of high-quality patient focused care
  • To provide and maintain a safe environment for all patients attending theatres
  • To co-ordinate and carry out perioperative care with minimal supervision, acting as a role model and working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team

About us

Why work with us.

Torbay day surgery is recognised locally and nationally as a centre of excellence we work very closely with the whole multi-disciplinary team and our very proud of the service we provide and our outcomes.

We get regular positive feedback from patients who comment on the friendly atmosphere which we try to promote for our patients and our staff.

The variety of care in day surgery means there are learning opportunities and further training.

Many staff work in more than one area of the unit and enjoy the challenge. Day surgery is changing and growing across the NHS and in Torbay we push boundaries, we have close links with The British Association of Day Surgery and our always looking for ways to improve our current pathways and take on new challenges.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure that the arrival and departure of patients in the theatre suite, is in accordance with policy. Advise the Theatre Coordinator of proposed changes in the operating list, to ensure that patient safety and an efficient safe service is maintained
  • To develop effective communication with the multidisciplinary team, relatives and other nursing staff to ensure they receive clear and accurate information
  • Highly developed physical/clinical skills where accuracy is important
  • Moving and manual handling of patients and equipment
  • Organisational and leadership skills

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (NMC) / Registered Operating Department Practitioner (HCPC)


  • Post registration theatre experience and / or qualification



  • IT Skills
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Able to work as a member of a team, Organisational and leadership skills, Research and development awareness


  • Evidence of continuous education and professional development
  • Mentorship qualification



  • In DSU specialties


  • Day surgery knowledge of pathway

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Newton Road



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