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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/11/2021.

Theatre Support Worker

Job Reference: 365-A-21-157340

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Kidderminster Treatment Centre
£18,546 - £19,918 Per Annum

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Theatre Support Worker (Band 2) Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust.

Looking for a challenging and rewarding role? Want a job where no two days are the same?

We need a highly motivated, dedicated individual for the position of Theatre Support Worker on a full time contract for our busy Day Surgery Centre at Kidderminster Treatment Centre.

You will see a wide range of surgical patients visiting our department including; Gynae and General, Laparoscopic Surgery, Maxilla-Facial and Oral Surgery, Trauma, Orthopaedics, Vascular & ENT.

You will need to have a flexible attitude to work, be able to cope under pressure and have a real team ethic. Part of your role is to support the theatre team and you will be directly involved in patient care including performing paperwork checks, escorting patients admitted to the department and communicating important information to the team in the anaesthetic room/theatre. You will also circulate for the scrub team, including the safe handling of specimens’, movement and handling of sterile equipment, and much more.

You will take instructions from the team, who will also listen to any concerns you may have regarding any aspect of the care of our patients.

This post is full time 37.5hours (4 days) per week Monday to Friday. Shifts start at 8am and finish at 18.00hrs on three days with one day 17.30 finish. Part-time and flexible working will be considered dependent on experience.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme comprising of two days including one virtual session (access will be supported by the training team) 08.45 to 13.30 and one full day attendance from 08.45 to 17.00.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

We support staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously to ensure a diverse, inclusive and accepting culture for everyone regardless ofage, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, marital/civil partnership status or disability. We are committed to eliminating discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

So if you want a new start, there couldn’t be a better time to join us!

For further details / informal visits contact: Countywide Recruitment and Development Lead- Andy Fryer at

Or Kidderminster Treatment Centre Recruitment and Development Lead- Lyndsey Neate at


Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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