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Cardiac Theatre Practitioner Rotational Opportunities - Children's

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have opportunities in cardiac anaesthetics, cardiac scrub and cath lab, across two theatres for Registered Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners (ODP).

There will also be scope to rotate to other specialties and recovery within Children's Theatres to ensure that you gain a wide experience within paediatric surgery

As a gifted ODP or a Registered Nurse with experience in theatre but ready for a new challenge, we understand your value. That's why we want you to join our vibrant team at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and help us deliver world-class care in a department that feels like family and the opportunity to discover and learn something new each and every day. So, start your journey today in our Children's Theatres Department and discover a rewarding career with benefits and progression pathways that champion you to be the very best that you can be.

This position is not suitable for nurses requiring OSCE to register with the NMC UK

Main duties of the job

Coastguard and Horizon Children's Theatres Department has 9 theatres over 2 specifically paediatric theatre departments. The specialities we cover are neurosurgery, scoliosis, cardiac, cardiac catheter, interventional radiology, oncology, general, urology, ear, nose and throat, orthopaedics,renal, plastics, burns, dental, maxillofacial, laparoscopic and endoscopy.

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is nestled in the heart of the vibrant city of Bristol. A city brimming with art and culture, restaurants and nightlife. A place where you can live and grow, raise a family and discover the true meaning of work-life balance. You'll have all the benefits of city-life just a stones-throw away from the sprawling countryside.

Please contact us to organise an informal visit so that you can see for yourself the supportive environment.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Knowledge & Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment
  • Interest in the clinical area


  • Experience of taking charge
  • Experience of teaching

Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skills relevant to the clinical area Computer skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT
  • Competence in calculations for safe administration of medicines/fluids
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Clinical decision making ability
  • Teaching/supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Self motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Computer skills

Qualifcation and Training


  • RSCN/ RN child branch (NMC registered) or equivalent (HCPC)
  • Current NMC/HCPC registration


  • Work towards relevant university accredited post basic study programmes e.g. teaching and assessing course

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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