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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/05/2021.

Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner (various Teams)

Job Reference: 358-2872172-ITA-C

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cross Site, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Busy, but exciting theatres, seek focused and hardworking individuals for long term commitment! Plus, We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance

University hospitals of Leicester (UHL) are going through an exciting period of change. We are reconfiguring our services to improve our patient experience; as well as providing better working environments for our exceptional and hardworking staff.

We are currently seeking highly motivated registered Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners; with excellent communication skills to join our theatre teams, in providing outstanding care to the people of Leicestershire, Rutland and the surrounding counties.

You will be a registered nurse or ODP with interest in a career within the peri-operative care setting. Experience in Theatres or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential; and we welcome applications from newly qualified nurses, ODP’s and those returning to practice.

UHL is one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals, employing over 12,000 staff, and performing over 56,000 operations per year. At present we have over 46 Theatres across the 3 hospital sites; delivering elective and emergency surgery. We cover a variety of surgical specialities including Paediatrics, General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cardiac, Thoracic, Max Fax, Plastics, ENT, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Colorectal, HPB, Renal and Urology, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, ophthalmology, Day Case and dedicated Emergency Teams.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are empathetic, professional and caring with a friendly bedside manner; and should be committed to providing the best standard of patient care.

UHL offers an exciting and supportive environment to Registered Nurses or Registered Operating Department Practitioners and we are invested in developing your career as a theatre practitioner!

We offer a supportive learning environment which includes supernumerary status while achieving competencies. We also provide a 6 week supernumerary preceptorship package available for newly qualified staff. Dedicated clinical skills and practice development staff are available for bespoke clinical and theoretical training to enhance knowledge and skills enabling you to be the best theatre practitioner you can be!

Additionally we offer an in-house anaesthetic course, access to learning beyond registration degree modules, and support for re-validation and leadership development; furthermore, we pride ourselves in being the flagship department for the band 5/6 and 6/7 development pathway course; which empowers you to develop the skills needed to progress to higher bandings with more varied roles within UHL.

Closing Date: 13-May-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Davies, Non medical recruitment lead:

  • 0116 250 2813


  • Julie Clerc (LRI Theatre Matron): 0116 258 5388/
  • Sharon Thomas (LGH Theatre Matron): 0116 258 4505/
  • Adel Baum (GH Theatre Matron): 0116 258 3125/

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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