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Theatre Practitioner

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the correct candidate to join our Anaesthetic and Recovery team.

The post is suitable for either an ODP or Nurse with experience in both anaesthetic and recovery areas. This post is suitable for students who are due to qualify this year who will hold an anaesthetic qualification.

Our new theatre suite designed for Day Case & Inpatients, boasts state of the art equipment and staffing levels that provide an exemplary environment where best practice can be achieved.

Our specialities (Adult & Paediatric, elective and emergency) include:General, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, Vascular, ENT, Dental, Cardiology, Thoracic, Cardiac, Farage & Maternity

At Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust your skills are recognised and appreciated The Anaesthetic and Recovery Team (AR team) provide emergency anaesthetic cover to:A& E emergency room, Intensive care, MRI & CT, Intra- & Inter-Hospital transfers.

Benefits:Improved working/life balanceo Typical Finish on timeo Electronic Rostering- produced 5-8 weeks in advance.o Planned annual leave in advance.o Buddy system- work alongside an AR team member each dayTraining/Communicationo Monthly training sessionso Team Statistics : 50% achieved mentorship & 60% level 6 Studyo Anaesthetic Simulation Training (Sim Man and In-situ)- practice scenarios o Monthly Team meetings/updates.Enhancementso Planned volunteer over time. o Preferential WLI Rates

Main duties of the job

Accountable within the theatre team to ensure that the standard of patient care is of a high level, quality being of prime importance. To adhere to and practice within the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council's standards. Ensure adherence to agreed Trust policies.

The position is primarily a theatre anaesthetic and recovery practitioner although some rotation and flexibility will be required to meet service needs. The post-holder will be called upon, occasionally to take charge of the unit/area. The post holder will be expected to participate in internal rotation, weekend, unsocial hours and on call duties.

The post holder will act be part of a clinical team provided to ensure that clinical care of patients and others using the service receive an efficient and quality service. The post offers the opportunity to further develop clinical and non-clinical skills within the team. They will also be encouraged to obtain and maintain ILS and PILS compliance. Uphold the Trust's values and behaviours, maintaining public and colleague confidence. Maintain professional and courteous working relationships with staff and respect the equality and diversity of each person he/she meets. Uphold the privacy and dignity of the patient and always respect the equality of patients.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities


A1. Maintain activities to meet requirements.

1.1 Ensure all policies/protocols/standards are upheld.

1.2 Maintain Health and Safety for all staff, patients, visitors, and members of the multi-disciplinary team following Trust policy.

1.3 Adhere to the Control of Infection policy.

1.4 Attend yearly updates for all mandatory training.

A2. Manage activities to meet requirements.

2.1 Report and document accidents, incidents, and losses.

A3. Manage activities to meet customer requirements.

3.1 Be accountable within the team for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care, maintaining agreed standards and ensuring patient satisfaction.

3.2 Arrange for the care of patients valuables and other property as per Trust policy.

A4. Contribute to improvements at work.

4.1 Take part in developments and trials of new ideas and methods within the Unit.

4.2 Keep abreast of clinical and nursing developments within allocated area.


B1. Support the efficient use of resources.

1.1 Arrange for the ordering and storage of drugs.

1.2 Arrange for the ordering and storage of supplies/stores.

1.3 Ensure the effective utilisation of stores and equipment.


C1. Manage yourself.

1.1 Be the patients advocate promote, safeguard and support safety for the patient and family.

1.2 Participate in in-service training as required.

C2. Develop your own resources.

2.1 Establish and maintain good relationships with patients, visitors, colleagues andmembers of the multi-disciplinary team to minimise conflict.

2.2 Develop and maintain good communication skills e.g., explain complex clinical procedures to patients and where there may be barriers to understanding.

2.3 Attend appraisal interviews annually to review job performance and professional development.

2.4 Maintain your PREPP requirements.

C3. Enhance your own performance.

3.1 Be aware of changes and developments in further education.

3.2 Develop teaching skills appropriate to work location and participate in theeducation and continuous assessment of learners as appropriate.

3.3 Develop technical skills and maintain clinical competence as a theatre practitioner.

C4. Create effective working relationships.

4.1 Develop and exercise leadership skills.

C5. Develop productive working relationships.

5.1 Co-operate with all other departments, assisting with the co-ordination of their activities in relation to patient care.

5.2 Promote good relationships and the image of the Trust both within and outside the organisation.

C6. Develop teams and individuals to enhance performance.

6.1 Encourage less experienced or newly qualified staff to full fill their duties.

C7. Manage the performance of teams and individuals.

7.1 Carry out agreed duties within the theatre and supervise the work of other staff.

7.2 Achieve a high morale amongst staff, based on good organisation within thetheatre/area.


D1. Manage information for action.

1.1 Ensure privileged information is kept confidential.

1.2 Assist with the admission and discharge of patients in the unit

D2. Promote information to support decision making.

2.1 Ensure all documentation is completed legibly, signed, and dated.

2.2 Comply with admission and discharge planning as per policy.

2.3 Ensure information is passed to junior staff at regular intervals.


E1. Promote the importance and benefits of quality.

1.1 Ensure quality is assured in each aspect of clinical practice.

1.2 Ensure that patients requirements are met and that you contribute fully to achieving the Trust corporate goals and objectives.

1.3 Ensure that Trust Standards of nursing care are adhered to, for example Essence of Care.

Please ensure that you have read the attached Job Description and Person Specification before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Active Registration with HCPC as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) OR Active Registration with NMC as a Nurse (RGN) who has a nationally recognised anaesthetic qualification
  • Willingness to complete Intermediate Life Support (ILS)


  • Mentorship
  • Advanced Life Support Qualification



  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Anaesthetic Experience
  • Recovery Experience


  • Experience in undertaking preceptorship/Mentorship

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within Trust policies
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to facilitate team working
  • Ability to establish priorities
  • Leadership
  • Good time management
  • Basic I.T. skills
  • Decision maker
  • Problem solver
  • Basic Life Support

Job requirements


  • Participate in On call , unsocial hours and night working

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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