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Band 5 Theatre Practitioner (Experienced)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
9 Sep 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals Birmingham is extraordinary organisation-. Our diverse and rich communities make us distinctive and unique -- the care and KINDness of our patients and families underpins everything we do. Our Trust values of Kind, Connected and Bold define and shape our working practices.

We are looking for dynamic, highly motivated Band 5 applicants with Theatre experience to work in Theatres at University Hospital Birmingham covering many specialities. All we ask for is that you provide the very best care to our patients and work with our teams to ensure patient quality and safe care is delivered. You will be required to cover a range of shifts, which will include weekends, bank holidays, early/late/night duty, and the out of hours on call services.

At University Hospitals Birmingham we support flexible working and welcome applications from Persons seeking flexible working opportunities.

You will be passionate about improving care, quality and the overall experience whilst making a difference to the people who access our services.

In return you can expect to join like minded people who deliver unequivocal excellence in all aspects of their role. You will be passionate about service delivery and will want to make difference to the communities we live and work in. You will mirror our Trust values of being Kind, Connected and Bold.

The interviews for these posts will be face to face at Queen Elizabeth Hospital site.

Main duties of the job

Theatre is an exciting place to work it's full of challenges, development opportunities and delivers great job satisfaction within a supportive and enjoyable environment.

We have full/part time jobs for Band 5 Practitioners for this advert you must have previous Theatre experience.

Please ensure you show evidence of why you want to work in Theatre on your application.

With any role within UHB, each post comes with the support of our education team and managers. This is extended by support from our School of Nursing, AHPs and Midwifery. The School offers exciting opportunities for career growth and development, and our focus is on providing a supportive environment as part of your continuing professional development. We want you to feel a sense of belonging, community, commitment and support.

If you like what you hear about the incredible work the Theatre Teams do, please contact

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner on the NMC/HCPC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC/HCPC



  • *Previous/recent experience of working in an acute / NHS care setting (can include student/ trainee placements within the last 12 months)
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post of 0n-going professional development/competence.
  • *Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating others within a team/providing supervision to others
  • *Can articulate willingness & demonstrate knowledge in relation to student supervision and assessment
  • *(Can include experience as student Nurse registered nurse for newly qualified applicants)
  • *Understanding and knowledge of the NMC/HCPC code of conduct
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context in relation to the role
  • *Can demonstrate an understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding and Mental Capacity and how this related to the role
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues


  • *Previous experience working in a theatres environment pre or post registration

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to read/write, speaks, receive and understand instruction in English.
  • *Good IT skills ability to record information electronically
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills / practices relevant to the scope of practice required, demonstrates willingness to learn specific skills associated with the practice setting.
  • *Evidence of or the ability to demonstrate a clear understanding and passion of the following.
  • *Time management / Delegation of duties and orientation of new / temporary staff
  • *Professional behaviour / relationship management
  • *Clinical audit / learning from incidents
  • *Care of a group of patients/shift management and clinical leadership relevant to the practise setting.
  • *Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • *Caring and approachable
  • *Punctual, reliable
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours, public holidays and on call where required.
  • *The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy them to a different practice setting for a span of duty.
  • *Ability to travel to all hospital sites as required by the role.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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