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Theatre Practitioner (Paediatric team)

Job Reference: 358-1640085-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Intensive Care, Theatres, Anaesthesia, Pain & Sleep
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

Paediatric Theatres

University Hospital Leicester NHS Trust is one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals, employing over 12,000 staff, performing over 50,000 operations per year. This happens across 3 sites over 46 theatres.

We are currently seeking highly motivated theatre practitioners with excellent communication skills to join us in the dedicated paediatric theatres at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Candidates successful in their application to this post will predominantly be trained in Paediatric cardiac specialities as part of the East Midland Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC); however you will also be given the opportunity to rotate to general elective and emergency paediatric theatres within our purpose built paediatric theatres; which will in the near future be located in a new build children’s hospital at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site, and will be run by a devoted paediatric team. As well as working in theatres the role offers the chance to work within the peripheral paediatric areas of the hospital including, MRI, paediatric chemotherapy and community dentals, cath labs, endoscopy and hybrid procedures.

Previous experience in this specialty is an advantage however we are happy to train the right candidates. You will need to be a registered Adult or Paediatric nurse or ODP with an interest in the peri operative care setting. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are empathetic, professional, caring and friendly. They should demonstrate that they have the commitment to maintain a very high standard of patient care.

UHL offers an exciting and supportive environment to develop in as a theatre practitioner. The department has an experienced education team in place with a comprehensive education programme to underpin the development of all grades of staff within theatres to facilitate career progression and development. We also offer a dedicated Clinical skills superviser for the EMCHC service to enhance your skills within cardiac specialities. Paediatric theatres provide a supportive environment which includes preceptorship and supernumerary status while achieving competencies; an in house anaesthetic course, support for revalidation and leadership development, and access to university degree modules relevant to this speciality.

We also pride ourselves in being the flagship department for the band 5/6 and 6 /7 development pathway course to increase confidence knowledge and skills needed to progress into higher bandings; and we frequently offer development / secondment opportunities in other areas of ITAPS to enhance your skills and knowledge of services.

Successful candidates will be proud to be working in a Tertiary Centre for Cardiac services; which is internationally renowned for its cardiac research and Ecmo facilities; additionally our central location provides access to major motorways, rail and airports making travel to and from the area both nationally and internationally easily accessible. Although Leicester is a vibrant city with much to offer and once here you may not want to leave!

Candidates with successful applications will be expected to rotate to the Glenfield hospital in preparation for the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centres (EMCHC) relocation to a bespoke children’s hospital at the LRI in august 2020.

Shift patterns will includes days, nights and on calls; however we are happy to discuss flexible working patterns.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Cole: Paediatric Team Leader-

  •  0116 258 5991

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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