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Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-1879547-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Theatres Obstetrics and Gynae
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112

University Hospitals of Leicester is a large teaching hospital, with plans to redesign and invest in the future of Maternity and Neonatal services; by combining services from the Leicester General Hospital and the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) into a new bespoke maternity building at the LRI site.

The Leicester Royal Infirmary is a Tertiary Centre for High Risk Obstetric patients, and we are recruiting Operating Department Practitioners and Registered Nurses with a vision to help us build and develop our Theatre service. As part of this highly regarded team, you will be involved in caring for patients undergoing planned and emergency Obstetric procedures covering a 24/7 service.

Experience within this area is advantageous; however training will be given to the right candidate. We are proud to offer a quality training package to Theatre practitioners, supported by experienced Theatre Practitioners with a specialist interest in Obstetrics and a dedicated theatre practice development team.

Successful candidates will undertake a period of training on a supernumerary basis, tailored to the individuals experience and learning needs. You will also be assigned a development lead, enabling us to provide a supportive environment conducive to your learning and development. In addition, you will be closely supervised to allow you to build confidence in your abilities, practical skills and knowledge under close guidance. Preceptorship packages are also available for Newly Qualified Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners.

The Obstetric and Emergency Gynaecology Theatre is a friendly team with excellent leadership. We understand the importance of helping you to develop personally and professionally, and inspire our staff to progress within the team and their careers by completing a nationally recognised anaesthetic course allowing for a flexible working team which can adapt to the Emergency situation (for Registered Nurses) and degree level modules relevant to theatre practice. The position also offers the opportunity to rotate through Emergency theatres; allowing you to enhance your skills and knowledge within this field.

Informal visits are highly recommended.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Ashworth (Team Leader)

Julie Clerc (Matron)

Tel: 0116 258 5388

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

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

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