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Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 387-S-2166-KB

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Theatre
Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro

Band 5 Registered Nurse/ODP

The New Year is coming - Do you have theatre skills but want to improve your work/life balance by cutting out nights, weekends, bank holidays and on-call?

Within a Trust that has been recently awarded ‘Outstanding’ for the second time by the CQC, Bristol Dental Hospital is one of the most established Dental Hospitals and teaching schools in the UK.

We are located in the centre of the beautiful city of Bristol which is frequently voted a top destination in the UK and Europe to live and visit. There has never been a better time to relocate to and explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Bristol.

The Dental Hospital paediatric day case theatre has vacancies for 1 or 2 (depending on hours) experienced registered nurses or ODPs. We offer a high quality, bespoke experience for children and their families passing through our services and you could be part of it.

You will need to be motivated to deliver high quality care and be dedicated to developing practice to meet the varied needs of children requiring a variety of dental procedures. You will be expected to develop and demonstrate a high level of autonomy, excellent communication skills with the ability to work proactively within a busy multi-disciplinary team in a supported environment to ensure that our patients receive care meeting the highest clinical standards.

You should have a high level of up-to-date relevant clinical knowledge and skills ideally in a paediatric setting.

The service currently runs over 3 full days and 2 mornings Monday to Friday, hours will largely be set for each week with some expectation for flexibility to maintain the service.

Apply today as this vacancy will close when we receive a suitable number of applications.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information / informal visits

Please contact

Kerry Stewart – or

Shelley Thomas –

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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