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Theatre Practitioner (ODP/RGN)

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

Come and join our friendly team and develop your career in the Theatre Department at St Richards Hospital

Our department provides a range of surgical specialities in which to develop your clinical skills whilst working within a multi -disciplinary team

Excellent development opportunities are available with a robust support system .

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver skilled care for all patients and participate in the monitoring of the planning, delivery and evaluation of individualised patient care.
  • Participate in setting and maintaining agreed standards of patient care.
  • Ensure all records and documentation are compiled and maintained accurately and in accordance with the NMC/HCPC Standards for Record Keeping.
  • Use resources effectively and economically.
  • Report accidents, complaints and incidents in a timely manner using the Datix system.
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude at all times and comply with the Trusts Uniform Policy.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of the Main Theatre team and carry out patient care to the highest possible standard.

To be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients in the operating theatre.

To assist with the organisation and supervision within a designated area of the department

To participate in promoting an environment conducive to learning and to assist senior staff with the teaching of learners as required.

To participate in the setting and monitoring of quality standards in relation to clinical practice.

Learning and DevelopmentAttend mandatory training updates as required.Undertake training as necessary in line with the development of thepost and as agreed with the line manager as part of the personal development process.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Hold current HCPC/NMC qualification


  • post registration experience
  • Mentorship level 6 or 7

Equality and Diversity


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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