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Operating Department Practitioner/Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 358-1673622-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Operating department
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL)

Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) recruitment open day for band 5 Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Nurses.

Saturday 11th May 10am until 2pm

LRI Theatres

LE1 5WW Level 2 Balmoral Building

Come and visit the Leicester Royal Infirmarys Operating Theatres; where we will be giving you an inside look at how it feels to be part of our team.

Our hospitals are home to 46 operating theatres; which carry out around 54000 operations each year. The theatres cover a variety of specialities including; trauma, emergency, max fax, ENT, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, cardiac, vascular, and general surgery; paediatrics and Congenital heart surgeries. We are sure we have something to suit everyone’s preference.

We are looking for qualified, experienced and enthusiastic ODPs and nurses who can help Leicester hospitals to become the best at providing essential health care and health promotion to our diverse community. Newly qualified nurses and ODPs and those soon to qualify also welcomed as full training and support will be provided. You will need to have the skills and abilities to deliver high standards of care and have the resilience to meet the challenges of our busy and stimulating work environments. You should be self-motivated, an excellent communicator and have proven organisational and clinical skills.

Your training and development is important to us; and Leicester University Hospitals of Leicester are keen to invest in your future. As a new employee to our theatres we ensure you have a supernumerary period of at least 4 weeks; where you will be supported by your mentor. We also have a dedicated theatre practice development nurse to ensure that your knowledge is kept updated; as well as clinical skills nurses that will support you in clinical practice. The trust has also developed training packages aimed at helping you to obtain the skills needed to progress to band 6 and 7 within our hospital theatres and ITAPS.

We offer a number of salary sacrifice schemes, the NHS Pension Scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Please come and join us at the recruitment day and meet our theatre staff and to see what we have to offer at Leicester’s Hospitals.

You will be able to undertake interviews at the open day and we will provide a conditional job offer before you leave to a theatre area of your choice. Online applications preferred prior to attendance; however we will accept paper copy's on the day. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the role of the theatre practitioner and development opportunities within UHLs theatres with our experienced staff; as well as being provided with a tour of theatre and simulation experiences.


Please check the email account (including your junk mail) that you supply as part of your application on a regular basis following the closing date and throughout the recruitment process, as this is how we will communicate with you.

We are committed to delivering equality of opportunity for all of our service users, and for our staff. Our aim is to create a workplace in which discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported.

Part time and flexible working hours will be considered

Closing Date: 17-May-2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

    • Julie Clerc:
    • Kirstie Dowell:

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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