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Anaesthetic Practitioner - Theatre Practitioner 2

Job Reference: 426-271-19AD-B

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gayton Road, Kings Lynn, PE30 4ET., King's Lynn
£24,214 - £30,112 per ann

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Anaesthetic Practitioner - Theatre Practitioner 2

We are currently looking to recruit an ODP/Staff Nurse to join us as part of our team of Anaesthetic Practitioners.

We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment, with a supernumerary period for new starters to the team. We are committed to the training and professional development of all our staff.

As the successful candidate, you will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and forward thinking. You should possess the qualities to act effectively and professionally as part of the multidisciplinary operating department team; providing safe and efficient patient care within your allocated role.

The ability to maintain good communication, whilst enhancing effective working relationships throughout the department, is essential to our team.

We work on a system of internal rotation, including weekend shifts and night shifts.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and / or children and in line with Trust Policy; successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check.

Our Main Theatre Suite comprises of 8 Theatres and 1 Recovery Unit; 2 of our Theatres are purpose built for orthopaedic surgery; 1 of our theatres is a dedicated obstetric theatre; 2 of our Theatres have recently been upgraded to modern, integrated theatres. We cover a wide range of surgical specialties including advanced laparoscopic surgery. The anaesthetic practitioner team also provides skilled assistance in other areas such as CT, MRI, the emergency department and transfers to other units.

Please note, applications will only be considered from registered ODP’s or registered Nurses with an approved UK Anaesthetic qualification.

We are also keen to accept applications from Student ODP’s due to qualify in July / August and September 2019.


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UKVI requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mark Girdlestone - Operating Department Practitioner

Telephone: 01553 613613 Extension/Bleep 2536

We have policies & procedures in place to ensure all applicants are treated fairly & consistently at every stage of the recruitment process. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the criteria specified in the person specification regardless of age, gender, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly in the application form how they meet the criteria within the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Our Values are at the heart of all that we do. We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess and can demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our core values. Please see the attached document regarding the Trust Values.

Please be aware that if applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred 3rd party recruitment system. All subsequent information will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, furthermore we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and that if you are offered a job your personal information will be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records (ESR) system. Please check your email account regularly for communication regarding this vacancy.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including:

  • Work life balance policies

  • Childcare support

  • Free counselling service

  • NHS Final Salary defined benefit Pension scheme

Please note due to high volume of applications for some posts, this advert may close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role asap.

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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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