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Senior Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-TH2179

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Band 6 –Senior Theatre Practitioner

Specialist Cardiothoracic Hospital

  • Full Time (37.5 hours per week) + on – call
  • Salary range : £ 31,365 -£37,890

Having recently moved to the Bio-medical Campus Cambridge and expanding our number of theatres we are looking for experienced enthusiastic Senior Theatre Practitioners to join our team. The post provides an exciting opportunity to gain new skills and to be at the heart of leading the teams at the cutting edge of cardio-thoracic surgery. We are a busy and efficient unit and are looking for outstanding performers in the theatre environment. Staff are expected to cover all shift patterns for a 24/7 service and on call agreements within the team to ensure that a comprehensive service is provided to our patients.


  • You must have a valid professional registration
  • Previous experience in Cardio thoracic surgery is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills to deal with changing priorities
  • Leadership qualities.
  • In addition, you will be involved in outreach work supporting surgical activity in sister departments.
  • You will have the ability to supervise, lead and develop staff within the theatre setting
  • You will regularly take part in your team member’s appraisals and ongoing development
  • You will need the ability to manage workload and coordinate activity to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Recognise own limitations and work with in your scope of practice
  • The ability to work within a team is essential employing sophisticated and varying communication and leadership styles.
  • There is an expectation that you will be able to take part in working patterns covering 24/7 including night shifts, out-of-hours on call and the adult and paediatric organ retrieval system
  • CPD and audit are essential
  • Deputise for Theatre Coordinator and Theatre Clinical Leaders.
  • This is not an exhaustive list requirement. Please see job description.

For further details please contact either:

  1. Guiseppe Riotto on Bleep 302

Work Telephone: 01223638002

  1. Helen Navales on Bleep 180

Work Telephone: 01223638845

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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