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Theatre Practitioner

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Operating Department Practitioners and Registered Nurses.

At this exciting time, are you what we are looking for?

Are you looking for a new challenge and career progression? Working with multi professional colleagues, you will become part of an expanding and transforming service. We are looking for dedicated and dynamic staff to join our experienced teams to support in the safe delivery of care and engage with the trust transformation and strategic vision. With our focus on quality, safety, transformation and service development, we are increasing our operating theatre suite and are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic people, to join our expanding theatre department delivering a 24 hour service.

Experience in the department is desirable but not essential. You will join our extensive theatre team with multiple skills to enable you to gain further knowledge and advance your career.

This role requires: NMC registered Nurse (Advanced Diploma/Degree inAdult Health Nursing) or HCPC registered ODP (Dip (HE) OperatingDepartment Practice

Base Location: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

There is a possible planned move for this service during 2 025, when this role and base of work may relocate to Bournemouth site or cross site working . Upon relocation of the role/service, excess mileage allowance / reimbursement will not apply, and any travel between the post holder's home and work base will be classified as a commute. Any other changes unrelated to this, will be handled in line with Trust/National terms and conditions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Candidates can contact Camelia Gecse:


Person Specification



  • NMC registered Nurse (Advanced Diploma/Degree in Adult Health Nursing) or HCPC registered ODP (Dip (HE) Operating Department Practice


  • Learning and Assessing in Practice (or equivalent teaching/mentoring qualification)



  • Working knowledge of basic operating department routine and surgical specialties undertaken
  • Understanding of the surgical patient pathway through the hospital

Personal Attributes


  • Highly motivated
  • Aware of own limitations and prepared to seek guidance if necessary


  • Situational awareness and management of self and others (Human Factors)



  • Experience of caring for patients with acute and long term conditions
  • Able to recognise the deteriorating patient

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital

Longfleet Road


BH15 2JB

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