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Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 887-EXT-4090AS

External Practice
Day Surgery Unit
Based on Applicant’s Skills / Experience

Vacancy – Day Surgery Unit – Theatre Practitioner

Due to increase demand for our Day Surgery services we need to grow our team to be able to continue to deliver excellent individualised patient care. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen for a Theatre Practitioner to join the team at Tetbury Hospital on a Permanent, part time basis – 37 hours per week.

The Organisation

Tetbury Hospital is an Independent Charitable Trust and on behalf of the local community, provides NHS and some private health care. The Trust offers interesting opportunities for professional and personal development in the friendly environment of a small but exceptionally well-equipped hospital in the heart of the Cotswolds. We are a growing business and everything we do is about putting people first, whether that be delivering exceptional care and support for our patients or providing growth and development opportunities for our team.

The Day Surgery department is a small busy unit comprising of one operating theatre, anaesthetic room and first /second stage recovery areas. It provides multiple surgical specialities (ophthalmology, gynaecology, orthopaedics and pain management to name a few).

The Opportunity

The post holder’s prime responsibility is to perform all the tasks of a registered ODP/Theatre Nurse including scrub, theatre runner and recovery/anaesthetics, following all checks and procedures as laid down in National and Trust Policy. The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision whilst maintaining a safe working environment. All staff will be expected, at times, to work in the Outpatient Department and Procedure Room.

The post holder will be an ambassador for the Trust, delivering care in an efficient, patient focused and professional way.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an experienced Theatre Nurse who will already be first level registered, and able to demonstrate a good level of clinical skills and up to date knowledge. The role will be predominantly based in theatre therefore scrub skills are essential, as is the ability to provide assistance to all disciplines.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A passion for providing first class care
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • A flexible approach to work, and a positive attitude

An additional teaching and assessing qualification, audit skills and experience of delivering change management initiatives would be an advantage. Previous experience in our surgical specialities would be beneficial but training can be provided in house.

The Package

We can offer flexible hours up to 27 hours per week. Renumeration will be determined based on the skills and experience offered by the successful candidate.

The Hospital offers staff benefits which include pension scheme (continuation in the NHS pension is possible subject to pension rules), discretionary bonus scheme and a starting full-time holiday entitlement of 25 days holiday (plus Bank holidays). Tetbury Hospital is keen to support professional development and offers a supportive friendly working environment in a unique setting.

A job share arrangement can be considered where two applicants are successful and their total weekly hours amount to 37 hours, therefore applications are welcome from candidates seeking part time / job share hours.

The Next Steps

To find out more about Tetbury Hospital Trust please visit our website

To find out more about this vacancy or to visit the hospital please contact Sonia Whitehouse, , Tel: 01666 501766

Applications for this role will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and therefore the closing date on the advert is indicative only.

Additional information

As part of this role you will be required to complete mandatory training.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment and is a mindful Employer. The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and may have flexible working options 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.

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