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Theatre Practitioner

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To undertake duties as an Anaesthetic Practitioner/nurse. Providing sensitive and professional care at all times. This post will be for an Anaesthetic Practitioner but a requirement to move to scrub may be required. To act as a role model, demonstrate own activities to new/less experience employees. Liaise with the ward and other departments and all members of the multidisciplinary team in the care and treatment of patients. Provide holistic care utilising persuasive, empathic and reassurance skills where necessary from admission to discharge in the department. Assess, plan and implement care of the patient seeking advice when required and taking appropriate action. To work within organisational policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines. To comply with health, safety and security requirements of self and others To contribute to the development of services and quality improvements The post holder will ensure they understand their responsibilities with regard to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

The post holder must be able to work nights and weekends, to support department shortages.

We welcome applications from NMC registered nurses who have the anaesthetic qualification as well as student Operating Department Practitioners awaiting pin.

Main duties of the job

Act as a skilled assistant to the Anaesthetist both in the theatre complex and outside department areas wherever needed. Clean and check complex/complicated anaesthetic machines/equipment as assigned, in accordance with the association of anaesthetist guidelines, replacing consumables as required. Sourcing of specialised equipment from other departments when required. Ensure any equipment or repair problems are notified immediately to the Deputy/Team Leader. Ensure that the area you are responsible for is in a permanent state of anaesthetic readiness Prepare, check, restock and be accountable for resuscitation equipment, emergency and specialist trolleys and equipment used throughout the hospital, ensuring that equipment is in date and in a permanent state of readiness, to facilitate an effective and successful running of a critical incident. Participate as a member of both the on call adult and paediatric resuscitation team, obstetric teams and trauma team, being required as an anaesthetic practitioner to work independently of your functional group whilst working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Participate actively as part of the anaesthetic team during elective/emergency Labour Ward surgery. Participate actively on the trusts critical care transfer team both from within the trust and patient intra-hospital transfers throughout the UK. May be part of scrub/anaesthetic rotation.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner with valid HCPC registration or Registered Nurse with current NMC registration - must have anaesthetic qualification.



  • Must be a qualified practitioner, successfully completing our in-house the competency package
  • Experience working within an operating theatre



  • Relevant post registration qualifications.


  • Mentorship qualification
  • Teaching and assessing qualification.



  • Understands the concepts of clinical governance
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective risk management
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues including performance targets and the wider modernisation agenda
  • Knowledge of NHS agendas and application to role
  • NMC / HCPC Code of Conduct
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Able to use own initiative and meet deadlines.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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