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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/06/2020.

Anaesthetic and Recovery Practitioner

Job Reference: 321-SUWON-ARP-B5-F

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing and Midwifery
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£24,907 – £30,615 pro ra

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.




Churchill Theatres

Band 5, Anaesthetics and Recovery - Nurses and ODP’s


We currently have opportunities for Band 5 Anaesthetics and Recovery, Nurses and ODP’s to join our caring and dynamic team.


Churchill Hospital is a specialist centre for cancer and transplant services.

Our ten theatre suite specialises in urology, hepatobiliary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, breast and gynaecology oncology, plastic, oral maxillofacial surgery, kidney, pancreas and small bowel transplantation.


Anaesthetics and Recovery staff also provide additional satellite cover such as ECT, Radiology, Endoscopy and Specialist Urology Services such as HIFU and Brachytherapy. We also cover our 4 bedded Churchill Overnight Recovery Unit which provides Level 2 care for post elective surgery patients.


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to be part of our Churchill Theatre team. This department provides 24-hour emergency cover; therefore there will be shift work, night duty, weekend shifts and an on-call commitment.


It is in one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK, Oxford University Hospitals group. Our collaboration with the University of Oxford underpins the quality of the care and pioneering surgical techniques that are provided to our patients.


Oxford isn't just a good place to work; it's also a great place to live. The compact easy-to navigate city boasts a rich architectural history, with plenty of green spaces, riverside walks and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. From Oxford there is easy access to London, and major transport links. Blenheim Palace, Windsor Castle and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach. Our location is conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within a short bus journey or bike ride.


Our core values are excellence, compassion, respect, delivery, learning and improvement. Collaboration and partnership are also central to our approach in delivering our fundamental activities of patient care teaching and research.




Our ideal candidate will also be highly motivated, a pro-active team player and be fully conversant with all aspects of current theatre practices. Excellent communication skills and a flexible approach are essential as an on-call commitment is required for this post as well as participation in programmes of additional surgical activity.

You will have experience of working in anaesthetics and recovery and have proven clinical abilities.

If you are keen to progress your career and are committed to developing and enhancing the quality of care provided in the operating theatre environment, then this is the opportunity for you.

Personal and professional growth is actively encouraged and a wide range of career development opportunities are available including professional development support and access to perioperative degree modules.

In return we will offer you the opportunity to broaden your existing knowledge of perioperative practice in a supportive and friendly environment.

Our department supports the development of Student Operating Department Practitioners and Student Nurses, we are keen to seek interest from proactive professionals who appreciate effective team working and strive to support to learners and colleagues.

Closing Date- 4th June 2020

Band 5: £24,907 – £30,615 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37.5 hours per week


For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact us now for an informal chat or further information:

Anaesthetics and Recovery Theatre Sister

Josefina Marticio on 01865 235892or e-mail:

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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