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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/10/2020.

Anaesthetic/Recovery Theatre Practitioners

Job Reference: 370-AHP5CTH-566

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Anaesthetic/Recovery Theatre Practitioners

If you are passionate about surgery and have a desire to work in a supportive, compassionate and dedicated team, then this is the job for you!


Our purpose built elective service is based at Halton Hospital in Runcorn and we are seeking motivated individuals who share our mission to be “outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other”. We welcome applications from ODP’s and anaesthetic RGN’s for an Anaesthetic/Recovery Role.


We have clean air theatres over 2 sites and perform a wide range of surgery including:

  • Specialist sports injury,
  • Complex hip, knee and shoulder procedures,
  • Foot & ankle,
  • Minor trauma
  • Joint revision surgery.
  • Breast
  • Urology


Our team enjoys an ideal work-life balance, as we currently work Monday to Friday and do not presently support an elective site on-call or weekend rota. We are just a short drive, via excellent motorway links, to vibrant northwest cities and beautiful countryside to enjoy your free time!


In return for your dedication and enthusiasm, we offer a fully supported preceptorship and core competency programme, championed by our perioperative practice education team. Training includes catheterisation, cannulation, I.V. drug administration, clinical skills and human factors. Continuing Professional Development is available via both in-house and university based training initiatives such as Advanced Life Support, Theatre/Recovery qualification and the Warrington Airway Management (WAM) course with regular CPD reviews to support progress.


You will also have opportunities to work across site at Halton Hospital and at Warrington Hospital, where in addition to our Surgical Specialties, we support obstetrics, children’s surgery and patients who may require more clinical support services.


Why not contact Jennifer Gallop or Diane Nicholls on 01928 756793 for more information? We highly recommend a visit so you can see for yourself what a great place we are to work!


Warrington Hospital

There are eight theatres on the Warrington acute site which provides services for the following specialties: Gynaecology, Obstetrics, General Surgery including laparoscopic surgery, Urology, Breast Surgery, ENT, Dental, Colorectal including laparoscopic surgery, Ophthalmic, Trauma & Orthopaedic, and Paediatrics.

We also provide a 24 hour Trauma, Obstetric and Emergency service. As part of this service staff whom are based on this site are required to support emergencies and provide an out of hours service including rotation onto nights and an on call Rota.


Halton Hospital

Halton is our elective general surgery hospital which has a busy 4 theatre department plus 1 clinical treatment room providing patient services for a broad range of surgical specialties including General, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Breast, Dental, Ophthalmics and Chronic Pain. It is situated adjacent to our Elective Orthopaedic Hospital the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre (CMTC).



This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

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A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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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