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Theatre Practitioner

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applicants need to be registered Operating Department Practitioner or Nurse.

The role requires the individual to work day, nights, weekends and on calls shifts within our multidisciplinary team. The right person will provide high quality, individualised patient care within the remit of Trust policies and procedures, with an opportunity to develop and extend skills.

This busy dynamic department consists of 10 theatres including General, Vascular, Colo-rectal, Upper GI, Urology, ENT, Max Facs, Robot, Bariatric, Hybrid and a 24 hour emergency service.

The post holder is expected to maintain their professional/essential development within the scope of their individual appraisal and according to service needs.

In return successful candidates will be supported by our dedicated Education team through individualised training and development opportunities, ensuring confidence and competence in practice.

Main duties of the job

As a theatre practitioner, you will be responsible for helping and offering support for patients undergoing surgery. You will support the team to prepare a wide range of specialist equipment and other medical devices required during surgery.

You will also be responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care with support and supervision, and expected to supervise junior colleagues and unqualified members of our team staff ensuring that all staff are able to provide the highest standard of care..

In the absence of the Senior Theatre Practitioner, you will have continuing responsibility for the management of the assigned operating theatre, ensuring that the operating list runs smoothly.

You will devise, implement and assess individualised care plans for a wide and diverse patient group, and promoting best evidence-based practice.

In addition, you must have:

Operating Department Practitioner registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) OR a NMC registered Nurse (with appropriate and accredited post-graduate anaesthetic module/course)

Eligibility to work in the UK

Knowledge of patient care / needs in the perioperative environment

Evidence of leading a team within a clinical environment

Proven experience of managing change within a clinical setting

A recognised mentor qualification and experience of supporting learners would be advantageous

Closing date of applications: 29th May 2024

Interview date: 10th June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • NMC OR HPC Pending qualification



  • Theatre experience or Newly Qualified

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital


DE22 3NE

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