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Theatre Practitioner -Recovery

Job Reference: 309-NAT5SCB204-RA

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Theatres - Recovery
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£29,057 - £36,134 per annum

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

RECOVERY Practitioner / Newly Qualified ODP (Band 5)

University College Hospital is a major Teaching Hospital and Research Centre with state of the art facilities. Our operating theatre is a busy and dynamic environment setting the benchmark for clinical excellence.

We have a total of 19 operating rooms which cover different specialities ranging from General surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics, Bariatrics and upper GI surgery, Colorectal, Gynaecology, Urology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Maxilo Facial, ENT, Vascular and Plastic/ Breast surgery.

We also provide anaesthetic/recovery care in outlying areas such as Brachytherapy, Endoscopy unit, Radiotherapy, CT/MRI, etc.

Our new surgery and cancer facility will open in 2020 which will offer further career opportunities such as the field of proton beam therapy.

Working as a Recovery Practitioner you will be required to function effectively as a member of the peri-operative team to ensure the provision and development of an efficient and high quality surgical service.

You will assist in developing high standards of clinical practice in relation to post-operative care. You will need to deliver a holistic care package which is current, evidence based and effective and ensure that recovery criteria is adhered to before discharging patients.

We are committed to on-going professional development and opportunities exist to undertake a wide range of in-house and university based training programme. Opportunities are available to rotate in areas such as Main Theatres, Day Surgery Unit, Macmillan Cancer Centre, EGA and Imaging and Endoscopy Unit.

We aim to develop a multi-skilled workforce, and as an ODP, you will also have the opportunity to rotate in other specialist roles such as Scrub or Anaesthetics if you choose.

The successful candidate will hold the appropriate qualifications to be a current registered practitioner (RGN or ODP) and demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development.

Newly qualified Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) are encouraged to apply.

Assessment day: 07 FEB 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

To arrange for an informal visit / discussion, please contact:

Amy Magtangob (Senior Nurse) on 020344 73328 or via email

Al Tabora (Matron for Theatres and Anaesthetics Division) on 02034473347 or 07801244982.

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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