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Ophthalmology Theatres Recruitment Open Day 31st August 2019

Job Reference: 381-A-19-105099

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Band 5 & 6


New opportunities for Senior Theatre Practitioners (Band 6) and Theatre Practitioners (Band 5)

Bring your ambition to life and secure your career pathway in our expanding regional ophthalmology centre, the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

Why should you join our Theatres team?

We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and self-motivated theatre practitioners to help us achieve our ambition to be renowned as the best integrated care organisation in the NHS.

We will offer you excellent opportunities to progress, improve, and streamline your theatre skills - in scrub, recovery and anaesthetics.

On joining our Theatres team we aim to make you feel part of our family. Our culture is focused on supporting you on your career pathway. Our management team has an open door policy and aims to provide guidance and help to face challenges or concerns.

We offer newly qualified, registered nurses, operating department practitioners and skilled theatre practitioners, opportunities to progress within the department. All staff have a comprehensive competency frame work. There are opportunities for Band 5-6 career progression, whilst there is a teaching programme for recruits delivered by surgeons and theatres staff.

You can also be part of our Theatre Pioneer Team which promotes all aspects of staff engagement and involvement.

By joining our Ophthalmology Theatres team, you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and will be involved in a variety of specialisms.

Initially you will be based within our Ophthalmology department, with the chance to develop your skills in wider theatres currently based over three sites. These are 24-hour facilities that provide elective and emergency surgery.

They offer a wide choice of specialties including Trauma and Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat, Oral, General Surgery Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Vascular, Plastics, Breast Surgery, and Urology.

As one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands we provide high quality safe care to our patients.

Opening in 2022, the Midland Metropolitan Hospital will be the largest emergency hospital in the region, offering theatre staff cutting-edge technology to treat patients.

Come along to our Open Day and learn about our Trust, and how we support our employees to bring their ambition to life.

We offer flexible working hours, attractive relocation packages, and exclusive staff benefits.

Interviews will take place on the day, and those candidates who are successful, will be given an on-the-spot conditional job offer.

For those unable to attend in person, we also offer Skype interviews. Please contact us in advance if you wish to have an interview through Skype.

We will have mini tours around our theatres. Refreshments will be available on the day.


Time: 9.30am – 2pm

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

Venue: Cataract Unit, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre Theatres Department, based at City Hospital, Western Rd, Birmingham, B18 7QH

Entrance via the Sheldon Block

Please note that you can drop in at any time during the event.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

As part of our commitment to Public Health all Trust premises will be smoke free from July 2019.

Applicants for patient facing roles are required to verify their immunisation status as part of pre-employment checks process and where necessary comply with the mandatory requirement to receive immunisation for any unverified vaccinations, to include but not exclusive to MMR, Varicella, TB and Hepatitis based on national immunisation guidelines. The only exceptions will be those individuals with medical contraindications and/or those who are otherwise protected by the Equality Act 2010.


If you require any further advice regarding your application, please ring the appropriate number below

Recruitment Team on 0121 507 5070
Trust Bank on 0121 507 3600

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response, therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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