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Theatre Practitioner - Treatment Centre

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting Registered Nurses & Operating Department Practitioners who share our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients

Join our dynamic theatre team at Procedure rooms, Lister Hospital and QEII.

Our state of the art facility boasts a modern procedure room with two theatres and a discharge lounge. Embrace the opportunity to contribute to various specialities such as Orthopaedics, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Plastics and Ophthalmology. The procedure rooms cater to a diverse range of day surgery cases across multiple specialties.

The successful post holder will need to be able to work at both the QE11 and Lister sites.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Plan, implement and evaluate the peri-operative care of patients as part of a multi disciplinary team.

Monitor, assess and care for patients in the immediate post-operative period.

You will be expected to rotate to cover Main Theatres on nights, weekends and bank holidays and evening shifts in the emergency theatre.

You will have good organisational skills and have the ability to manage time effectively.

Adhere to the HCPC / NMC Code of Conduct, as appropriate.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • RGN and/or ODP Registration with NMC / HPC


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of mentorship & preceptorship training
  • Completion of relevant critical care modules at level 2
  • Advanced Life support certificate

Previous Experience


  • Relevant experience in either an inpatient or day surgery theatre or other relevant clinical area
  • Peri-operative practice.......multi skilled in anaesthetics, recovery and scrub
  • Experience of providing clinical support outside of the theatre area
  • Participation in formulation or procedures to ensure best practice



  • Can implement research based practice
  • Patient focused approach
  • Understands clinical governance
  • Teamwork
  • Understands the work involved in caring for a patient in theatre
  • Knowledge of the aims of the Trust


  • Knowledge of the DipHe ODP course and support required pre and post qualification by other junior staff
  • Knowledge of privacy / dignity & infection control relating to theatre area



  • Demonstrates clear communication
  • Can organise and prioritise
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Places value on the patient experience
  • Can delegate work when appropriate


  • Can perform in the role of either/and/or anaesthetic assistant, scrub and circulating assistant, recovery person or has relevant experience within a critical / acute care setting.
  • Can perform within a surgical speciality or has relevant experience within a surgical speciality
  • Can effectively and efficiently run a theatre list
  • Can participate in the audit process

Other requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our Trust values every day

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital and QE11 Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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