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Band 5 Theatre Practitioner Open Day

Job Reference: 358-2168598-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cross Site, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112


Leicester Royal Infirmary- Main Theatres

Saturday 11th January 2020 9am-1pm

University hospitals of Leicester (UHL) are going through an exciting period of change. We are reconfiguring our services to improve our patient experience; as well as providing better working environments for our exceptional and hardworking staff.

We are showcasing this as an open morning so that band 5 Nurses and ODP's can come and see what future within Theatre at UHL looks like.

We are seeking highly motivated registered Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners; with excellent communication skills to join our theatre teams, in providing outstanding care to the people of Leicestershire, Rutland and the surrounding counties.

You will be a registered nurse or ODP with an interest in a career within the peri-operative care setting. Experience in Theatres or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential; and we welcome applications from newly qualified nurses, ODP’s and those returning to practice.

UHL is one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals, employing over 12,000 staff, and performing over 56,000 operations per year. At present we have over 46 Theatres across the 3 hospital sites; delivering elective and emergency surgery. We cover a variety of surgical specialities including Paediatrics, Congenital heart surgery, General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cardiac, Thoracic, Max Fax, Plastics, ENT, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Colorectal, HPB, Renal and Urology, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, ophthalmology, Day Case and dedicated Emergency Teams.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are empathetic, professional and caring with a friendly bedside manner; and should be committed to providing the best standard of patient care. UHL offers an exciting and supportive environment to Registered Nurses or Registered Operating Department Practitioners and we are invested in developing your career as a Theatre Practitioner!

We offer a supportive learning environment which includes supernumerary status while achieving competencies. We also provide a 6 week supernumerary preceptorship package available for newly qualified staff. Dedicated clinical skills and practice development staff are available for bespoke clinical and theoretical training to enhance knowledge and skills enabling you to be the best Theatre Practitioner you can be!

Additionally we offer an in-house anaesthetic course, access to learning beyond registration degree modules, and support for re-validation and leadership development; furthermore, we pride ourselves in being the flagship department for the band 5/6 and 6/7 development pathway course; which empowers you to develop the skills needed to progress to higher bandings with more varied roles within UHL.

Do not miss this opportunity to meet the team, find out more about working within theaters at all 3 sites and our exciting developments. Applications are welcomed through this advert and interviews will be taking place on the Open Day. We look forward to meeting you.


For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Julie Clerc (LRI Theatre Matron) 0116 258 5388/
  • Sharon Thomas (LGH Theatre Matron) 0116 258 4505/
  • Julie Cole (GH Theatre Matron) 0116 258 3125/

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of 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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be 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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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