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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Spec Peri-operative Practitioner (XR06)

Job Reference: 298-THE-211

Theatres and Anaesthesia
298 Cardiac Theatres - LGI
The Leeds General Infirmary
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Specialist Perioperative Practitioner (ODP/Nurse)

- Band 6

Department - Cardiac Theatres - Jubilee Wing Theatres

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and successful Teaching Hospitals in the UK with an international reputation and tradition of innovation. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has 58 operating theatres for 23 different surgical specialties.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was recently voted by staff to be the best place to work and to receive care in West Yorkshire and we are committed to training and developing our staff in their career aspirations.

Leeds is the fourth biggest city in the UK and offers every opportunity for a happy work-life balance. It is a city full of surprises… with stylish shopping and dining, quirky cafes and a vibrant nightlife. Leeds has excellent schools and renowned universities and offers young families all they could need.

  • Are you a Registered Nurse or ODP looking for an exciting and challenging career?
  • Do you strive to be the best you can be in providing care?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the patient’s experience?

Then YOU are what we are looking for in our operating Theatres within Cardiac.

Cardiac Surgery Theatres at Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds has a rich history in heart surgery, having been one of the first centers in the UK to perform pioneering work. At this time of investment in cardiac surgery we plan to expand the number of patients being treated at the LGI along with the development of the newly opened paediatric hybrid theatre to complement the needs of the expanding and innovating service. We have 3 adult and 1 paediatric theatre dedicated to cardiac surgery providing 24/7 care.

Working closely with the Team Leader you will be providing business continuity, expert clinical leadership and supervision of the team.

The role includes coordinating daily activities; ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support to Registered and unregistered staff within the department. Assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care is a key component within this role.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to developing the service, show evidence of clinical leadership & multidisciplinary team working with excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic & have a positive attitude to change. This role also involves teaching, assessing & mentoring various junior members within the unit, so a recognized teaching and assessing qualification is essential or a commitment to complete this qualification within a year.

Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within a structured development program supported by the Clinical Education teams and Specialist courses. We also have the Annual Perioperative conference & Awards ceremony to recognize excellence & share Practice.

For further information or for an informal visit to the department please contact:

Cardiac Theatres - Team Leader Peter Winnard-Haley, on 0113 392 8344 -

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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.

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