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Obstetric Theatre Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has opened up in our busy Obstetric Theatre Department. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an interest in obstetrics to join our team.

The successful applicant needs to have excellent communication skills and work well within a multidisciplinary team.

Here you can develop specialist knowledge in obstetrics and competence in caring for patients in a busy elective and emergency department.

We cover a 24/7 emergency service and elective surgery weekdays.

As a member of the maternity theatre team, you are be able to perform the tasks of theatre scrub or/and recovery practitioner, supporting the surgeon and other members of the multidisciplinary team. Training and support will be available for areas that are unfamiliar.

You will maintain high standards of pre/peri and postoperative care.

Be responsible for the safe use of theatre equipment and ensuring that all equipment at work areas is ready for use.

Be responsible for your own continuing professional development.

This role requires active UK Registered practitioner RN or Operating department practitioner with relevant UK experience.

Base Location: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Work with the clinical team leaders to ensure the provision of high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Create and maintain legible and accurate records of care.

Work with other disciplines and professions for the welfare of patients.

Maintain, update and develop personal and professional knowledge

Ensure all care is provided in accordance with UHD NHS Foundation Trust Policies.

Ensure compliance within the code of conduct with the professional body.

Handles patients valuables and property in accordance with hospital policy

To be responsible for promoting good and effective communications within the Department.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

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

This means that some 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 about this at interview.

There is a planned move for this service during2025, when thisrole and base of work will relocate to Bournemouthsite. Upon relocation of the role/service, excess mileage allowance / reimbursement will not apply, and any travel between the postholder'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 view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner either RN or Operating department practitioner with relevant qualification


  • Evidence of ability to educate in practice
  • Mentor/Clinical assessor course
  • Degree/masters in relevant profession



  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working


  • minimum of 1 year in related specialty
  • Experience of delegating workload
  • Experience of supervising staff

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to apply frequent concentration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven listening and communication skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability to be able to work shifts to cover service needs, able to work 24 hours shift pattern.
  • Takes pride in their work and has the ability to complete projects to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role
  • Clear understanding of audit purpose


  • A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled to a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority, responsibility and accountability
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a busy environment and cope when the service is under pressure.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance agenda



  • Relevant theatre and/or recovery experience


  • Anaesthetic practice experience

Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivation and reliability
  • Ability to respond positively to change
  • Ability to recognise opportunity to teach and deliver teaching sessions


  • Flexible in their attitudes and behaviours to support team working and delivery of objectives
  • Appraisal skills or willingness to learn

Language Requirement


  • Able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust



St. Mary's Maternity Hospital


BH15 2BH

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