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Advanced Theatre practitioner

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
West Derby
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our paediatric surgery team, covering a variety of surgical specialties including General, Burns, Plastics, Urology, ENT, Gyneacology and Cleft.

The primary focus of the post is to ensure that the Trust provides high quality patient centered care as part of the Theatre department reflecting the beliefs outlined in the Trust objectives, values and vision. The practitioner will act as an advocate for patients and families and will be a front-line advocate for the Trust.

The practitioner will work towards in-depth knowledge of the theatre department and be involved with teaching and assessing members of staff against current Trust standards.

The practitioner will deputise for the senior practitioner in their absence.

A 24-hour theatre service is provided at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. This is achieved either by the internal rotation of staff or an on-call service. The practitioner will be required to participate in providing a 24-hour theatre service.

The practitioner will be responsible for their own professional conduct in line with NMC / HCPC Code of Conduct. They will adhere to and understand all Trust and local policies and procedures

Main duties of the job

  • Accurately assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the holistic peri-operative care needs of patients using an extensive knowledge base and range of skills within the Theatre department.
  • Deliver excellent standards of clinical practice to all patients and support colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes and experience for patients.
  • Act as patient's advocate and ensure patients' wishes, choices and beliefs are taken into account in the decision making process as necessary in collaboration with the family.
  • Using evidence based best practice maintain safe and effective patient care, ensuring that working practices conform to local and national policies and procedures
  • Maintain accurate and legible records of care in line with Trust policy and NMC / HCPC Code of Conduct.

About us

Alder Hey Children's Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year.

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.

In 2015 we opened a state-of-the-art hospital alongside a brand new research, innovation and education centre. Alder Hey in the Park and the Institute in the Park bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families.

In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park Building in North Liverpool.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for the full duties and the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or ODP
  • 2 years post registration theatre experience
  • Good written and communication skills


  • Surgical first assistant qualification
  • Paediatric theatre experience
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alderhey Children's Hospital

Eaton Road

West Derby

L12 2AP

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