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Senior Theatre Practitioner Band 6

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit competent Senior Theatre/Anaesthetics/Recovery Practitioner's, who can work within many specialities and are able to deputise in the absence of a team leader. Ability to work in the roles of Anaesthetics/Scrub /Recovery Practitioner would be desirable.

The post holder should help maintain a positive learning environment and take every reasonable opportunity for maintaining, developing, and acquiring competencies for self-development. The recruitment, training and development of our theatre staff is pivotal in the delivery of safe, efficient, and timely patient care. Building outstanding theatre teams is our ethos, and staff development is central to this. The Post Holder must act as an expert resource for all clinical staff and students. They should possess a relevant Practice Assessor/Educator qualification and must participate in the supervision, training, and support of learners in Theatre.

Expectations to deliver a high standard of service with patient safety and quality are a priority. You should be able to demonstrate effective team working and work to the highest standards of evidence-based practice.

The post holder will participate as an integral member of the theatre team giving leadership and guidance to other staff, maintaining high standards of practice and care. The post holder must work alongside our departments Theatre management team in supporting development, and implementing positive change, within our Theatre department.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • To function as a competent clinical Scrub/Anaesthetic/Recovery Practitioner within the designated clinical area.
  • To deliver direct patient care whilst, co-ordinating and overseeing theatre practice.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical activities during their span of duty.
  • To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.

About us

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital comprises of nine Operating Theatres covering a range of Major and Day Case Surgery including Urology, Upper GI and Bariatric, Colo-Rectal, Orthopaedic Trauma, Vascular, Ophthalmology and an Emergency CEPOD Theatre 24/7.

Together with our staff we have developed a set of values which form a framework for a positive and supportive environment for our patients, visitors, and staff. We believe that all candidates should be able to demonstrate and be equally dedicatedin fulfilling these values to be successful in their application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • RGN or reg. ODP
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional development/ qualification relevant to area of speciality.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Significant post Registration experience in Theatres/Anaesthetics.
  • Managerial ability
  • High level clinical skills and knowledge.
  • Evidence of co-ordinating, managing and leading the team in out of hours service delivery.
  • Teaching ability
  • Experience in undertaking preceptor/mentor role
  • An awareness and understanding of nursing/department policy and practice relevant to speciality.


  • Willingness to undertake mentorship course
  • Involvement in Nursing audit and Research.

Skills and Ability


  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills including verbal, non verbal and written.
  • Microsoft office PC. and Sema Pas skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road

Shrewsbury, Shropshire


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