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Ob & Gynae Senior Theatre Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior band 6 within our Gynae and Obstetric team in main theatres at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH). Gynae Oncology is a busy speciality undertaking complex surgeries whilst the Obstetric Theatres runs 24/7

We are looking for dynamic experienced Band 5 or Band 6 who wants an opportunity to work within the team, if this is you then please apply!

Main duties of the job

In brief the department comprises of nine operating theatres, including admission and discharge facilities, a ten-bed recovery, obstetric theatre and close links with neurosurgical theatres. As the regional vascular centre, and major trauma centre for the south coast, we care for some of the most acutely unwell patients in the region and cover complex major surgery in Upper and Lower GI, Gynae, Vascular, MaxFac/ENT, Orthopaedics and Trauma. The mix of specialities and complexity of cases we have provides unique opportunity to develop your practice in areas few other hospitals can offer.

The post holder will complete an orientation programme to the clinical area in accordance with the Trust's induction programme, and be expected to achieve perioperative competencies. We have an effective Practice Development team who will support your on-going professional development and promote learning opportunities. An education/mentorship qualification is highly desirable, but not a prerequisite. If one is not held, successful candidates will be required to achieve one within 6 months of starting. This will be supported and facilitated with the help of our in-house Practice Development team.

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 a buddy 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 Programmefor 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 provide clinical & managerial support to the Team Leader.
  • To provide clinical leadership, support & teaching to all relevant personnel within the specialist area.
  • To provide specialist technical & clinical advise to relevant colleagues in the peri-operative setting.
  • To provide information & support to patients having anaesthesia / surgery.
  • To provide & assist with the development of safe & high quality specialist patient care & to work within the guidelines of the Trust Nursing & Midwifery Strategy.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • Demonstrates post Qualification theatre experience
  • Professional Registration


  • Teaching and Assessing Practice Assessor or working towards it
  • Dual Trained Scrub and Anaesthetics

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • 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)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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