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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2020.


Job Reference: 381-A-20-121200

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sandwell and West Birmingham
Band 5/6


Are you looking to be part of something amazing?

We have amazing new opportunities for experienced ODPs and Theatre Registered Nurses.

With our new university hospital opening in 2022, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital will be the largest emergency hospital in the region, offering theatre teams supported by cutting-edge technology to treat patients.

We are recruiting Band 5/6 Theatre Practitioners in Anaesthetic/Recovery and Scrub to develop our workforce to meet the needs of our patients for the future.

Bring your ambition to life and secure your career pathway.

  • Are you looking to be part of a dynamic organisation, with an overall aim to deliver exceptional surgical patient care?

  • Are you an experienced theatre practitioner

  • Do you have excellent clinical skills and a desire to further develop your career aspirations?

  • Do you want to be part of a team where your contribution counts?

If your answer is yes then we can offer you excellent opportunities in theatre scrub, recovery and anaesthetics. Our culture is focussed on learning where senior members regularly host training sessions and provide mentoring support. Our management team has an open door policy and aims to provide guidance and help to face challenges or concerns.

We offer newly qualified, registered nurses, operating department practitioners and skilled theatre practitioners, opportunities to progress within the department. We are dedicated to supporting out theatre practitioners in their career aspirations and offer theatre career opportunities developments from band 5 – 8b. Over the last 12 months we have created an infrastructure with a dedicated training budget to support theatre practitioners at all levels in developing their skills and knowledge and offer a wide range of bespoke packages to ensure staff achieve their career aspirations including development from B5-B6 with a leadership package. We care about our employees and believe that a friendly and supportive team makes a difference to our staff. On joining our Theatres team we aim to make you feel part of our family.

Over the last 12 months the Trust has significantly invested in theatre resources and technology and our surgeons are committed to driving pioneer surgical interventions and research. We deliver surgical services across 2 acute hospital locations (Sandwell, West Birmingham Hospitals) and also offer regional ophthalmology surgery at our innovative and prestigious Birmingham Midland Eye Clinic. Each Hospital site offers a wide choice of specialties including Ophthalmology,Trauma and Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat, General Surgery, Gynecology, Gynae-Oncology (Pan-Birmingham Centre), Obstetrics, , Plastics, Breast Surgery and Urology.

We offer exclusive staff benefits some of which include:

  • flexible working hours,

  • Onsite free Gym on both hospital sites

  • Childcare Facilities

  • Car Lease Scheme

  • Savings with local supermarkets / National and local discounts

  • Financial advice through Neyber

  • Opportunities for post registration training and development

If you want to work as part of a flexible, dynamic, well supported team then Theatres at SWBH is the right place for you. Join our recruitment sessions and be part of something amazing

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

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Applicants for patient facing roles are required to verify their immunisation status as part of pre-employment checks process and where necessary comply with the mandatory requirement to receive immunisation for any unverified vaccinations, to include but not exclusive to MMR, Varicella, TB and Hepatitis based on national immunisation guidelines. The only exceptions will be those individuals with medical contraindications and/or those who are otherwise protected by the Equality Act 2010.


If you require any further advice regarding your application, please ring the appropriate number below

Recruitment Team on 0121 507 5070
Trust Bank on 0121 507 3600

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response, therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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