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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/02/2021.

Advanced Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2021-90123

Employer:
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
411 Theatres Emergency (915420)
Location:
Liverpool
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 3,200 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.


Are you an experienced theatre practitioner looking for a new challenge? If so, then come and join the land of remarkable people! As a world leader in healthcare and research we have built something amazing – Alder Hey in the park, is a hospital for children, designed and inspired by children. Along with a radical and ambitious vision, the Children’s Health Park is the future design of paediatric care and there’s nothing like it anywhere in Europe.

We are currently recruiting a full time experienced Advanced Theatre Practitioner for our Emergency Theatres, with a minimum of two years theatre experience. As a dedicated paediatric major trauma centre and regional neonatal surgical centre we provide a 24/7 emergency service. 

We have already earned our place as one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, thanks to innovation and pioneering medical work. We treat 250,000 young patients a year and safely perform over 13,000 surgical procedures. Our catchment area has a population of over 7m, stretching from Cumbria, through Lancashire, Merseyside, most of Cheshire, parts of Shropshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Children from virtually every part of the UK, and also from around the world, visit Alder Hey for specialist treatment.  As a result, we are recognised as Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease and have been designated as a national centre for craniofacial surgery and epilepsy surgery by the Department of Health.

As the only hospital in the region that performs all surgical specialities this is a fantastic opportunity for experienced theatre staff to expand their existing skills and knowledge not only in paediatrics but also a diverse and challenging range of specialities

As a department we focus on patient safety, excellence and staff well-being so we are looking for individuals who have these values at the heart of all they do. In return we offer a clearly defined training and development package which includes a supernumerary preceptorship scheme for all new band 6 practitioners. We have strong links with the local HEI’s and provide you with access to a range of post registration modules and pathways including specialist paediatric theatre modules.

With an innovative workforce development strategy we offer a clear pathway from band 2 through to band 8b. 

Being part of Alder Hey can provide you with staff benefits including Lease Car Scheme, Staff Gym, Smoking Cessation Services, Childcare and Family Support, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work schemes and the new Electronics home salary sacrifice scheme.

For further information about any of the positions advertised please contact the following:- Helen Widger Clinical Manager Emergency Theatres




Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.


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.


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