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Surgical Care Practitioner - Revision Knee

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Starting salary from £50,952 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre at Colchester Hospital will be one of the largest centres of its kind in Europe.

In this role, you will assist the Surgeon to facilitate the smooth running of the surgical programme within the Directorate and undertake some aspects of work currently undertaken by junior doctors. This will involve all aspects of surgical treatment encompassing elective work with relation to major revision knee surgery through to outpatient procedures.

Under the direction of the Consultant Surgeons, you will facilitate the delivery of peri-operative care. You will be expected to perform these duties with a high degree of clinical skills and knowledge to achieve effective patient care.

Please note, this is a Band 8a role however a Band 7 developmental role will be considered for candidates who require support in completing the relevant Masters for this role.

The Dame Clare Marx Building that will house our elective orthopaedic centre (ESEOC) opens in 2024 with a focus on elective orthopaedic surgery and day cases. The centre will have eight laminar flow theatres, three wards, recovery facilities, and support services including radiology and EBME.

Main duties of the job

You will work collaboratively with the Consultant Surgeons and junior medical staff to ensure that the full potential of this role is utilised.

To be an independent holistic practitioner, delivering care during the peri-operative period and acting as the patient's advocate.

To be a lead specialist in the specialty with the ability to practice autonomously in the absence of medical staff e.g. final wound closure following surgery etc.

As a nurse, will work within the boundaries dictated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and be professionally accountable for his / her own practice.

You will have been trained and assessed as fully competent in the skills and activities required of the role to ensure that a high quality of patient care is maintained.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of professional development
  • BSc (Hons) Advanced Practice or equivalent
  • MSc Surgical Care Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse /Allied Health Professional with current professional registration
  • Professional qualifications: ENB 176 / ENB 183
  • ENB 998 / Mentorship Preparation Programme or equivalent


  • Basic Surgical Skills Qualification or equivalent
  • Non-Medical Prescribing



  • Evidence of continuing professional development at degree / level
  • Experience of collaborative patient-centred working with statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Proven experience in either Orthopaedic theatre/ward setting



  • Demonstration of professional development and ability to cope with responsibilities of leadership
  • Demonstration of regular updating of professional knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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