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Theatre Practitioner & Registered Nurse

Job Reference: 358-THEATRES-LGH-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

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


The Leicester General Hospital (LGH) Theatre Department Team is recruiting ODPs and Registered Nurses to their Obstetrics & Gynaecology Theatres.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of 3 large teaching hospitals and offers a wide range of speciality theatres across all sites. The LGH remains a very busy service, offering both emergency and elective operations, so depending on the theatre team that you work with, it will be necessary to cover both daytime, night and weekend shifts to facilitate the emergency 24 hour service that is offered.

The Theatre Department comprises of a number of speciality Teams:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Theatre

Day Case surgery, major complex surgery and robotic procedures

General Surgery Theatre

Day Case surgery, major complex surgery, robotic and hepato-biliary procedures

Orthopaedic Theatre

Day Case surgery, elective cases, joint replacement surgery, spinal surgery and procedures for ongoing pain issues

Urology, Renal & Emergency Theatre

Day Case surgery, major complex surgery and Renal Transplant/ Living Donor surgery

Experience within this area is an advantage, but is not essential, as training will be given to the right candidate. The successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are empathetic, professional, caring with a friendly bedside manner.

Applicants will need to be Registered Nurses or Registered Operating Department Practitioners, and be able to demonstrate that they possess a commitment to maintaining a very high standard of patient care. Newly Qualified Nurses and ODPs are welcome to apply as the Theatre Team offers bespoke training packages to theatre practitioners supported by the department’s Clinical Skills Supervisors and dedicated theatre practice development staff. The successful candidate will also be assigned a mentor to help support them throughout this role, as well as a supernumerary period when training to enable career development and progression.


There are currently separate adverts online for posts at Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary 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:

Sharon Thomas, Matron LGH Theatres:

  • sharon.d.thomas@uhl-tr.nhs.u


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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