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Lead Practitioner - Peterborough

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Band 6 Lead Practitioner looking to develop their practice at the Peterborough City Hospital. Working in the Urology speciality mainly as well as General surgery and Emergencies.

A positive approach to the work environment which focuses on supporting and motivating others is essential and the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and leading the team to provide a safe, patient focused and efficient service.

Act as a positive role model, leading by example, mentoring, teaching, supporting and developing students and junior members of the team.

This post is open to both NMC registered Nurses and HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the co-ordination of the surgical theatre team. 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.

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

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Cope well with change
  • Able to work effectively as a team member

Key Skills


  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • IT skills



  • RN/RODP 3 years experience current theatre at senior band 5


  • Mentorship / 998 or equivalent
  • 176/183/N33 or other qualification in Perioperative care



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

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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