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Senior Theatre Practitioner - Robotic Surgery

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, reliable and experienced Theatre Practitioner to join the UHS Robotic Surgery Team as a Band 6, based at Princess Royal Hospital. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Theatre Practitioner Registered Nurse or ODP to expand our team who are dedicated to providing excellent, patient focussed care. The successful candidate will work closely with and support the Team Leader, helping to train and develop the team and drive this growing service forwards. Experience with robotic surgery and an anaesthetic qualification are highly desirable but not essential, however a firm grounding and high level of experience in General, Gynaecology and Urology surgery is a must for this role.

If you are a skilled practitioner ready to take the next step in your career and have a passion for excellence then this could be the role for you. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of the expanding robotic surgery service.

It is an essential requirement that the candidate is a Practice Assessor or has a Mentorship qualification. We support flexible working where possible, and there is a requirement to participate in the department's on call and out of hours service provision. Please enquire for further details

For all enquiries please contact the Robotic Surgery Team Leader, or for more general queries contact the Clinical Theatre Manager

Main duties of the job

Provide care and emotional support to all patients

Provide leadership skills with the ability to manage and direct people.

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and participate in effective team building.

Provide assistance to the anaesthetist/surgeon during all stages of anaesthesia/surgery.

Provide support and skilled assistance to the theatre team

Provide anaesthetic assistance in a variety of situations across the hospital (Anaesthetic practitioner)

Maintain knowledge and ability to use all specialist equipment used in theatre and other areas

Promote safe and effective practice across all areas

Frequently work at a high level of autonomy particularly in out of hours work

Support other members of the Theatre Team

Promote a positive learning environment, teach and assess learners and new staff.

Support and assist the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit when needed

Be aware of and comply with policies regarding:

Infection Control

Health and Safety



Information Governance

Theatre Specific NatSSips and LocSSips

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 Programme for 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

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Senior Theatre Practitioner to join our team.

You will need to have good communication skills and a dedication to providing a high standard of patient care. The successful candidate will work within the theatre team to ensure safety of the patient in the operating theatre. For more information please see the Job Description under Supporting Documents.

You will be expected to work shifts to enable us to meet the needs of the department. This includes nights, weekend shifts and on calls.

This is an excellent opportunity to start or continue your career in health care and you will be supported within the role. For further information please contact the Princess Royal Clinical Theatre Manager Will Davidson, or the Team leader Robotic Surgery, Ijeoma Njoku,

Person Specification

Professional Registration and Qualifications


  • NMC Level 1 or HCPC registration
  • Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor or equivalent mentorship qualification


  • Anaesthetic Qualification



  • Demonstrable post-qualification experience in DD/General, Urology and Gynae Surgery


  • Robotic Surgery experience
  • Evidence of leadership experience

Equality and Diversity


  • 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)


Princess Royal Hospital

Lewes Road

Haywards Heath

RH16 4EX

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