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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2021.

Theatre Practitioners (ODP/ RGN)

Job Reference: 234-21-ODP-THEATRES-11B

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Main Theatres
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

If you are interested in applying for this role, the job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

** Full & part time vacancies available **

Come and join us as we start our exciting new developments and expansions in surgical care at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. These developments have created opportunities for Theatre Practitioners, both Theatre Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners, to join and add to the ambitions of this already exceptional division.

The Surgical Division at NNUH is already one of the largest Divisions within the Trust with 29 theatres including General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Emergency Surgery and Obstetrics.

This year the trust will be opening a brand new Paediatric Theatre complex, working in collaboration with the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital based at the NNUH. We will also be continuing to work towards recognition as a Centre of Excellence for Robotic Surgery. Further development across the division will see an additional 5 Theatres opening as an ambulatory suite for patients requiring plastic and orthopaedic surgery.

As the 6th largest acute trust in the UK we are looking for experienced ODPs and Theatre Nurses who share the enthusiasm and ambition of the division as we continue to grow. And who are passionate about delivering high quality care to our patients.

We offer a wide range of specialisms within theatres at NNUH and any successful candidates will receive superb training and development opportunities in a forward thinking and innovative department.

We are proud of our modern, purpose built Hospital on the outskirts of Norwich, one of the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live in 2021’. A city that has retained a strong local identity & history and developed a thriving independent food and shopping scene throughout the famous cobbled streets and at the award winning Best British Market. For those wanting to explore the great outdoors Norfolk offers 90 miles of stunning coastline, the beautiful Norfolk Broads as well as the wide open spaces and picturesque rolling countryside.

If you are an ODP or Theatre Nurse who shares our passion and ambition and want to enjoy our unique setting with a mix of vibrant city life, relaxed outdoors and country pursuits then this is the opportunity to you. Send your application today!

** Full & Part Time Hours Available **

Open for applications: 15th November 2021

Close for applications: 30th November 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

James Noble

Elective Theatre Matron

Tel: 01603 289663


DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Covid-19 Vaccination update:The government has recently announced that from 1 April 2022 NHS workers, who have face-to-face contact with patients and/or service users and who are deployed as part of CQC regulated activity, will need to provide evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, unless they are medically exempt.

Evidence must be provided through the NHS vaccination passport as part of our standard recruitment checks. Please take this into account when making your application. Details on the announcement and information about COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the Government and NHS websites.

This statement will be updated as further guidance becomes available.

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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