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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/04/2021.

Theatre Nurse / Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 158-20-454-RAD

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Theatre Nurse / Theatre Practitioner
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool, Liverpool
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool opened in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care, and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside’s district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service; are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

A vacancy has arisen to join the Brachytherapy Theatre team at CCC. The purpose built Brachytherapy Theatre cares for patients undergoing brachytherapy; a type of treatment where a radioactive source is introduced into an applicator within the patient.

This role is suitable for a HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner or an NMC registered Nurse

The Theatre Practitioner role is an integral part of the multidisciplinary theatre / brachytherapy team, providing hands on patient care and includes acting as first scrub practitioner for theatre / brachytherapy procedures. For a more detailed description of the role please refer to the job description or contact the manager.

The service currently operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm, it is expected that the postholder work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

As one of the UKs leading cancer centres we have hugely ambitious plans for ensuring every patient receives outstanding care. We are here to deliver the best cancer care to the people we serve, and we are looking for applications from those who share that commitment and values: putting people first; achieving excellence; passionate about what we do; always improving our care, and looking to the future. If you want to become part of a fantastic team and help support the trust with our vision for providing the best cancer care in the country, then we want to hear from you.

The Trust takes an active responsibility for ensuring systems, policies and processes are in place to safeguard Children and Adults, and support the national and local agenda around safeguarding, including local arrangements for the protection of children and adults at risk.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKate RossiterJob titleBrachytherapy Theatre ManagerEmail addresskate.rossiter@nhs.netTelephone number01515565065Additional contact information

For further information please email Kate Rossiter

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified closing date, should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you are successful you will be invited for an interview via email. Please ensure you regularly check your emails following your application and let us know if you have any problems. If you would prefer for us to communicate with you in a different way contact the Recruitment Team on 0151 556 5000 (main reception).

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to apply for this position and participate in our recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

The Trust is committed to promoting a flexible working environment supporting equality and diversity and the health and wellbeing of all our employees. The Trust aims for a workforce demography representative of the community we serve.

The Trust is proud to be a ‘smoke-free’ NHS employer. Applicants should be aware that that if successful in gaining employment with the Trust adherence to the Smoking Policy is contractual and staff are not permitted to smoke either during working hours or when recognisable as an employee.

The Trust is committed to providing high standards of both patient and staff experience. To support us in doing this the Trust, in partnership with Trade Unions has developed and embedded key values and behaviours that all staff are required to demonstrate throughout their employment. The Trust's values and behaviours support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care'.

New entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first point of the relevant payband.

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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