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Senior Theatre Practitioner

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate surgical and anaesthetic care in a safe caring environment in which to meet the patient's needs, maintaining their dignity throughout the total episode of care. Provide individualised care, acting as the patient's advocate in all matters relating to care given in a multidisciplinary environment, within agreed policies and procedures.

Demonstrate leadership that will encourage and promote effective teamwork, provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care, whilst actively supporting and when required deputising for the Lead Practitioner in the management of the healthcare environment.

Support innovative clinical practice, and contribute to implementing care policies based on national and local strategies for health care.

Main duties of the job

Eye Theatre Daycase Unit, based at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton within the Kings Treatment Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital are looking for a full time Senior Theatre Practitioner with a high level of professionalism to help develop our wide ranging Theatre service.

Perform all the tasks of an ODP/anaesthetic nurse or scrub practitioner, or a combination of these roles.

To co-ordinate, organise and take responsibility and accountability for the team within the EDCU. The successful candidate will also work, when necessary within other specialities in surgical theatres, including emergency theatres.

Provide specialist clinical advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/ relatives, carers in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the MDT and should be able to confidently assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, communicate effectively with other members of the MDT and support junior staff. You must show enthusiastic leadership skills and the ability to act as a Line Manager.

Closing date of applications: 23rd June 2024

Interview date: 05th July 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, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Demonstrable theatre experience


  • Experience of ophthalmology surgery



  • NMC or ODP Registration



  • Teaching qualification/mentorship


  • Evidence of working in a link role



  • Flexiable and adaptable to the service



  • Ability to maintain and establish relationships in team
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with patients and MDT


  • Understands barriers to communication
  • Able to persuade and negotiate

Analytical skills


  • Demonstrates problem solving skills


  • Demonstrates calm manner in emergency situations

Planning and Organisation


  • Able to plan and organise own time and others
  • Able to prioritse


  • Demonstrates leadership skills in a rapidly changing environment

Patient Care


  • Enthusiasm for providing high quality patient care


  • Recognises the importance of MDT

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter road


DE22 3NE

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