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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2020.

Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 321-AH-WQ02N-TO5-R

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rat

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.


We are seeking a scrub practitioner to join our friendly team.

We are a dynamic department with 8 theatres specialising in Orthopaedic surgery including complex arthroplasty, spinal, shoulder and elbow reconstruction, foot surgery, tumour and much more. Working closely with our renowned surgeons and undertaking research alongside NDORMS.

We are looking for staff that are motivated to learn, develop and committed to providing the best quality care for our patients.

This role is open to all newly qualified and experienced Nurses/ODPs or if you are a staff nurse looking for a new challenge.

We pride ourselves as providing a good work life balance and value our staff, encouraging personal and professional development. All staff undertakes a perioperative new starter’s day and perioperative foundation course. We can also access post graduate education working closely with Brookes University and New Bucks University. There is also opportunity to access in house and external training. We were also nominated in the OUH awards for team of the year in 2017.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week over 4 days, starting at 07:45 too 17:45Hrs. There is also an on-call commitment some evenings and week-ends.

Closing date: 28th January 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Walduck or Julie Clarke on (01865) 738164 for further information or to arrange an informal visit.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

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 first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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