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Theatre Practitioner & Registered Nurse

Job Reference: 358-THEATRES-LRI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

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



An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit band 5 ODPs or Registered Nurses to strengthen our Emergency and Trauma Theatre Teams based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI).

We are seeking highly motivated registered theatre practitioners, with excellent communication skills to join us in our Emergency Theatre or Trauma Theatre as part of the LRI Operating Department. Applicants must be either a Registered Nurse or an ODP with an interest in a career within the peri-operative care setting. Previous experience in theatres or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential so we also welcome applications from Newly Qualified Nurses and ODPs.

A self-motivated and organised individual would fit in well to University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) as an organisation, as well as into the Theatre Department itself, by using initiative and ability to lead and coordinate a multidisciplinary team with minimal supervision.

The department has an experienced education team in place with a comprehensive Education programme to underpin the development of all grades of staff within theatres to facilitate career development and progression. We provide a supportive learning environment which includes preceptorship, supernumerary status while achieving competencies, an in-house anaesthetic course, support for revalidation and leadership development.

We are forward thinking organisation offering patient and public involvement whilst ensuring staff are able to experience a flexible working pattern allowing them to maintain a comprehensive and appropriate work / life balance.


There are currently separate adverts online for posts at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital Theatre Departments. Please apply to one advert only where your speciality preference lies. Further discussions regarding site preference can be had at interview.

For further information please contact:

  • Julie Clerc – LRI Theatre Matron:
  • Shona Whittaker – LRI Emergency team leader:
  • Michael Roberts – Trauma Theatre Team Leader:


Jane Davies, Non medical recruitment lead:

  • 0116 250 2813

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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