Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/12/2018.

  • Add to favourites

Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 432-HR5179

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Theatre Practitioner
Colchester General Hospital, Colchester
£23,023 - 29,608 per annum

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

BAND 5 Theatre Practitioner’s Anaesthetics & Scrub




At Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust we are committed to providing high quality patient care in an environment which is clean & safe and an organisation which is forward thinking, innovative & supportive.

Our Theatre Suites comprises 17 day case and inpatient theatres including dedicated emergency and trauma theatres and 2 obstetric theatres. One of the inpatient theatres is a hybrid vascular theatre used for Vascular and interventional radiological procedures. 3 theatres are integrated for Laparoscopic use. The Elmstead Day Unit has four theatres & two major treatment rooms. Our Anaesthetic Theatre Practitioners cover all cardiac and Trauma calls, and out of hospital transfers for critically ill patients. We provide excellent in house training to support this emergency work.

We have strong links with Anglia Ruskin University & the University of Essex who support us with a wide range of CPD modules at BSc and MSc Levels. We also offer added opportunities for in house continued clinical skills training and interpersonal skills workshops. We have developed within the surgical division the opportunity to train as a surgical Care Practitioner across the various Surgical Specialities and Physician’s Assistant in Anaesthesia within the Anaesthetic & Technical Services Division.

Colchester is England's oldest recorded town, founded by the Romans and with a rich history since then. It is within easy reach of central London, Stansted and Southend airports and yet is close to the countryside of Suffolk – Constable Country and the coast of the Tendring peninsula providing a wealth of sporting , leisure activities and great nightlife, making this a great place to work and live. The hospital serves an area of which a large part is rural with a population of 360,000.

To enable us to maintain our commitment to high quality patient focused care we are seeking to recruit Theatre Practitioners/ Nurses in the field of Anaesthetics and Surgery to join our Theatre Teams and support our Anaesthetists and Surgeons.

We are a friendly team, focused on providing high quality care to our Theatre patients.

Are you looking for:

    1. An exciting opportunity to work within an organisation committed to providing a safe, high quality patient experience

    2. An opportunity to practice & develop your theatre knowledge and skills within a progressive, supportive & forward thinking team

    3. An opportunity to extend your professional development beyond current boundaries of practice

    4. The opportunity to develop as a multi skilled Theatre practitioner You will need:

    5. The ability to positively contribute to a cohesive team approach

    6. Excellent communication, professional standards of practice & organisational skills

    7. A supportive approach to Audit & service development

    8. We are committed to supporting continual professional development

'Please note this vacancy may close earlier than stated to aid efficient process of applications. To ensure your application will be considered, please submit it at your earliest convenience'.

For further enquiries or an informal visit please contact:

Wendy Hobbs - Practice Educator & Training Lead: 01206 746031 / 07786657086

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant