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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 165-21-08-174

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

Anaesthetics & Theatres 

Theatre Practitioner (Ortho)

Band 6 

37.5 hours per week 


We are recruiting a Band 6 Scrub Practitioner (Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner) in our Trauma and Orthopaedic theatre within our Theatre Suite.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, engaged and forward thinking practitioner to join our busy, friendly operating team, who will assist in developing our progressive service.

Due to the nature of our work the post will involve working rostered days, weekends, evenings and Bank holidays along with on calls and night duties. Multi-skilling is also encouraged and supported within the department.

You will show initiative, flexibility and have the ability to prioritise and manage the demands of a busy workload. Support will also be given for your personal development.

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our forward thinking and growing team. The successful candidate will have a passion for delivering high quality services and be flexible to work in a dynamic theatre environment. If you think you have the skills and motivation to succeed in this role we are keen to hear from you.

Who we are looking for

You will be a Registered Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse with HCPC or NMC Registration that currently works in Theatre.

You will have experience of analysing staff and theatre problems and coming up with viable solutions. You will be working as an advanced perioperative practitioner specialising in Orthopaedics and also across other surgical teams. You will also have experience of critically applying the knowledge and skills gained through qualification or experience in advanced surgical practice.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a flexible attitude and will deliver a high standard of quality care within the department. Good communication and organisational skills are essential, with the ability to work within a team to deliver a high quality service to our patients.

The Department

The Trust’s operating theatre complex is situated at the acute hospital site, within the Division of Surgery, and consists of 11 theatres. The division of Surgery is active and dynamic, with thriving collaborative working arrangements across South Yorkshire.

The department is able to offer a supportive working environment whilst offering you the experience of caring for elective and emergency surgical patients.

We support operating in a number of specialties, including: ENT, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Maxilla Facial, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Colorectal and Breast Surgery. We also support emergency operating and some satellite activity.

We are committed to developing a multi-skilled workforce and this role will be key in delivering this.

The Theatre Department at Rotherham is home to a friendly, diverse and accommodating team who will welcome new colleagues and support them in all aspects of their role. The team shares a passion for change, growth, quality improvement and innovation in pursuing clinical excellence.

How to Contact Us

If you are interested to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please feel free to make contact with our senior nursing colleagues and we would be happy to offer informal visits and conversations. We look forward to hearing from you;

Please Contact;

John Brammer

Matron, Anaesthetics and Theatres

Tel: 017090 427237


This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

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Please ensure your application includes referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. TRFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

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.

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