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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Operating Department Practitioner

Job Reference: 282-SB9677-I

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton
£27,936 - £34,678 pa inc

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Theatres – Band 5 Operating Department Practitioner

The Royal Marsden has two operating theatres on the Sutton site. We are currently inviting applications from highly skilled, compassionate and motivated staff to join our team in delivering excellent care to our patients, both NHS and Private.

We are currently recruiting Operating Department Practitioners or nurses in scrub/Anaesthetic theatres at band 5, with a desire to be involved in exciting new projects which will provide excellent development opportunities. Strong clinical skills in a variety of specialities are essential.

You will be able to work well in a pressurised environment where oncology patients undergo surgery. You will demonstrate effective communication skills with a wide variety of individuals, teams and departments and possess a positive and flexible approach to your duties.

You will work on-calls as part of the scrub team, covering late finishes and out of hours procedures

At the Royal Marsden we believe that our staff are our greatest asset. We value the importance of supporting our workforce to grow, develop and innovate in order to create a great place to work and enable us to provide excellent care. An orientation and training package to support your transition into the team is provided.

During the interview process you will be expected to provide evidence of your ability to work flexibly within a team of individuals, working collaboratively to the highest clinical standards by adhering to the policies, procedures and regulations which guide your practice.

It would be advisable for the applicant to arrange an informal visit to the department prior to interview

*** Please state clearly the position you applying for in the supporting information of your application. ***

For information about The Royal Marsden please visit our website

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ian Caunter, Theatre Manager,

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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