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Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetics/Scrub/Recovery

Job Reference: 159-LWH-8-20

Liverpool Womens NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Womens Hospital, Liverpool
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

Liverpool Women’s delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and their families. Each year we deliver over 8,300 babies, carry out over 10,000 gynaecological procedures, and care for over 1,000 poorly and preterm newborns, making us the specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in Europe.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, and, after featuring on One Born Every Minute, Miracle Babies and Special Baby Unit, our teams are famous across the world for their professionalism, skill and compassion.

Liverpool Women’s Hospital clinical services are currently being reviewed by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, following work done by our clinicians in presenting a powerful case for change in the Future Generations Strategy.

A useful information booklet is available about the proposed changes which can be downloaded from the Healthy Liverpool website This booklet clearly states that ‘there is absolutely no threat to the services themselves – this is about making what we have even better and protecting services for the future’.

Liverpool Women’s has an excellent reputation and is a centre of excellence. It is an exciting environment to work in and a great place to develop your career for many years to come.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Be part of a Dynamic and Ambitious Foundation Trust.

Work within a successful operating team in an Award Winning organisation which invests in its staff.

Following the recent expansion of our surgical services, we are looking for dynamic and proactive staff to maintain the delivery of safe, high quality, patient-focused care within our Gynaecology and Obstetrics theatres. Therefore an exciting opportunity has arisen for Theatre Practitioners (ODP or RN) to take on roles at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

You will need knowledge of anaesthetic, recovery and/or scrub practice. However if you are an anaesthetic practitioner who has not maintained their scrub skills, we will support you in a structured programme to enable you to reskill in scrub competencies. The long term plan and vision is to train all registered theatre staff with a second skill, to give a wider multi skilled workforce which meet our efficient and effective aims.

We are looking for forward thinking and highly motivated staff, who are able to demonstrate good time management and clinical skills, you will also need to possess good communication skills (verbal, written & electronic) and have the ability to work as part of a cohesive team.

Liverpool Women's Hospital does great things every day; do you want to be part of something special? If you are interested and would like to come and meet our team, we would be happy to arrange an informal visit.

This post is suitable for experienced Operating Department Practitioners, or registered nurses with previous theatre experience or qualifications. However we would also consider and support newly qualified Operating Department Practitioners.

You will be required to work on average 150 hours over a four week period and will work between both the Maternity and the Gynaecology. Shifts include days, long days, nights and weekends. There is an on call system that you would be expected to participate in.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tracy McNulty

Clinical Lead – Pre-Op & Theatres

0151 708 9988 x4135


Gill Scanlon

Clinical Lead - Scrub & HCA

0151 708 9988 x4586


Joanne Lockett

Clinical Lead - Recovery & Anaesthesia

0151 708 9988 x 1681

After applying, your application will be imported into our preferred 3rd party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track its progress or receive messages through NHS Jobs, & furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Liverpool Women's Foundation Trust (LWH) Hospital transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred recruitment system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

LWH is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community to enable us to reflect diversity and improve the delivery of the services. We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation as defined by the Equality Act 2010. As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process. The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of staff from LGBT backgrounds. We therefore encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds to improve the diversity of our workforce & to better reflect the communities we serve across Merseyside and Cheshire.

LWH has a responsibility & is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children, young people & vulnerable adults & for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Every employee of the Trust has a responsibility & is duty bound always to act in the best interest of a child or adult about whom we may have concerns.

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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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