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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2019.

Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-612

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£24,214 - £30,112 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 proactive Theatre nurses or ODP’s who currently work in theatre or have an interest in working in the Operating Theatres to join our dedicated, forward thinking, dynamic staff. Whether you have experience or are looking to start a career in the operating theatre, WUTH is the organisation for you. The position for a theatre nurse or ODP will be within our Urology and Robotic Theatres at Arrowe Park site.

As a teaching hospital we offer training and support to learners and newly qualified nurses/ODPs. Successful candidates would be fully supported in learning new skills and knowledge. In house training and also external training is offered. For the right candidate we will also offer a hybrid role including scrub, anaesthetics and recovery.

The post holder will be required to work as a part of a highly motivated team with a real commitment to providing a high standard of patient care. As a registered practitioner either on the NMC or HCPC registers you will be dynamic innovative and motivated health care professional who has patient care and safety at the heart of everything you do.

Whilst working predominantly at one site, There may be the occasion where the successful candidates will need to work across sites and specialities which will also provide wider opportunities for learning. Once competent and confident in your role you will be required to work over a 7 day rota.

By joining us we will give you the support and development you need to become a practitioner of the future. With an initial internal training programme and assessment you will achieve competence enabling you to develop your patient care skills. In return for your dedicated care Wirral University Teaching Hospital can provide you with opportunities to develop into perioperative practitioners of the future. We can also offer development in both BA and BSC and up to Master’s level and Leadership qualifications to support further professional development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hayley Crawford, Theatre Coordinator ext 2221


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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.

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