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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 419-2662902-OPD-CG3-A

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Theatres anaesthetics and Critical Care
£24,907 - £30,615 pro rata

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Our Values

  • We are KIND
  • We are OPEN
  • We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Overseas Nurses

If you are an International/overseas Nurse who has successfully passed IELTS/OET and CBT examinations please contact rather than applying to this advert. We are unable to progress your application without the above mentioned qualifications.

We are currently recruiting experienced and newly qualified Theatre Practitioners/Theatre Nurses within our Theatre Team.

We would love to tell you about our team and our culture. Our area is committed to providing a high standard of patient care from 11 specialist theatres, 6 day unit theatres as well as initiating acute and chronic pain services.

Our surgical specialties include: Maxillofacial, ENT, Gynaecology, Urology, Vascular, Upper GI, Colorectal, Breast and plastics, Acutes including Trauma.

We also welcome applications from Student Nurses / Newly Qualified Nurses and ODP’s with an interest in working in Theatres. You do not need any additional qualifications to be eligible for this post, but hold passion, enthusiasm and commitment to provide patient centered care.

  • A positive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research evidence.
  • A willingness to supervise and teach junior staff and colleagues, and share learning through clinical supervision.
  • The ability to work as an integral member of the team.

Before you read about our roles, we would like to ask you a question. What can we offer you? Well, we have a couple of options that may excite you.

Work Life Balance - Our service requires flexible and motivated staff to cover our 24 hour service. We have various vacancies across all our specialities with a variety of shift patterns. Some of our vacancies are in areas where the shifts cover 24 hours, 7 days a week so for these you would need to be able to work nights and weekends, as well as day shifts. Other vacancies work over Monday to Friday, with no night or weekend working. Our shifts include a mix of 7.5 hours to 12 hour shifts, and you must be flexible enough to be able to work a variety of shift patterns.

Career Aspirations - We have a unique induction program waiting for you from the day you start, and a trust wide preceptorship program. We offer a supernumerary program for all new team members. We continuously work with you to develop your skills across specialties; we are here to support your career progression including Mentorship and advance practice modules. We are developing rotational posts to encompass all aspects of patient care, and have 2 in house Clinical Educators to support you.

Our Departments Are Changing - We have a new interactive simulation room for Anaesthetics and surgical scenario training. We have planned in house simulation training every month, which includes anaphylaxis, paediatric emergencies and major haemorrhage and includes all members of the MDT.

About Our Team - Roles We Offer - Here at York Teaching Hospital we live our Trust Values, and this is the personal responsibility of each and every one of our staff. These values relate to how we act within the organisation in our job roles, the teams we work in and the behaviours we display on a daily basis. In our department we have a strong team of ODPs, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants, and each team member plays a vital role in delivering an effective service.

The Team Leaders in the department work closely together to support a cohesive team and ensure a high standard of care. As a department we regularly receive positive feedback about our friendly and supportive team. If you like what you have read, then we would love to hear from you.

Whatever your background, we promise you a warm welcome and all the help and support we can offer to help you become the very best you can be. This includes a first rate induction, access to a range of development programmes and an excellent staff benefits package. We also offer a number of other benefits for our Band 5 Staff Nurses and ODP's, which include the following:

  • Pre-registered Nurses/ODP's who have completed their qualification, and are awaiting NMC/HCPC registration, will be paid at AfC Band 5 (previously Band 4)
  • £750 relocation fee where a nurse/ODP is moving 20 miles from an address that was 50 miles from their new work base
  • £250 payment* to any staff member for referrals which lead to the appointment of a Band 5 nurse or ODP (paid after the new starter completes 3-months in post)

It's not just the area that's a great draw. In addition, as a member of our team you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

If you feel you are ready to apply, please do so and we look forward to reading your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lynna Neal, Team Leader

01904 725279


Mary Timson, Team Leader

01904 724558

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working - We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

We are a carer friendly employer.

DBS Checks - All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently £27.20 for a standard check and £44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for. Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

Armed Forces Friendly Employer - We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers.

Sponsorship - If you require sponsorship to work in the UK, check you are eligible under the UKVI points based system online.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also 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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