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Theatre Practitioner Anaesthetics

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-154-B

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£23,030 to £29,608 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital is seeking to recruit an Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse to join our dynamic theatre department.

Our trust has 24 theatres over two sites providing elective services in Ophthalmics, Upper GI, Colorectal, Orthopaedics, ENT, Vascular, Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Paediatrics, as well as Emergency surgery and Orthopaedic trauma service. Our dedicated teams cover satellite areas such as interventional radiology, A&E, MRI and ECT. We also provide pioneering treatment with our Da Vinci robot.

The posts will be full time, predominantly based at our Arrowe Park site, although the successful applicants will have the opportunity to rotate through various theatre specialities and will undertake cross site working. We currently have vacancies for anaesthetic practitioners, covering both in and out of hours care.

The post holders will need to be able to work as part of the multidisciplinary team helping to provide our patients with the highest level of care as well as being able to work as an individual practitioner. Applicants must be committed to delivering high quality patient focused care and have excellent interpersonal skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for both, experienced or newly qualified operating department practitioners. We also welcome applications from RGN’s wishing to access our in house anaesthetic training with an opportunity to access an external anaesthetic module.

Shift Pattern: (if applicable) over seven days including late shifts, weekends and nights

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nikki Van Schie

Anaesthetic Co Ordinator


0151 678 5111 ext 2622


Nikki Cook

Deputy Anaesthetic Co Ordinator


0151 678 5111 ext 2622

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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.

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