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Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
General, Thoracic and Vascular Theatres
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
26/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery is an exciting and developing specialty. The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is a leading provider within the UK and Europe, performing Minimal Invasive Oesophagectomies, Major Colorectal and thoracic procedures, including Robotic surgery.

As a Registered Nurse/ODP, you would have the opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic team.

If you are looking for a new challenge and have an interest in 1.1 Patient Care within the Operating Theatre, then this is the job for you. Please contact us for an informal visit or to find out further information

The successful candidate will pride themselves on having a passion on delivering excellent patient centered care on their Peri-Operative pathway.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a competent member of the team, supporting the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration of theatre personnel.

Be an accountable practitioner, taking every opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence in all aspects of peri-operative care.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Work as an competent practitioner, contributing to the development of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the most effective utilisation of resources.

  • Undertake a full range of theatre duties appropriate to the specialty by providing skilled assistance in the anaesthetic and surgical role.

  • Support and encourage the concept of team working and development of trust, integrity, honesty and sharing within the multi-disciplinary team.

  • Participate in appraisals and continuous assessments, and act as a facilitator for junior members of staff.

  • Liaise with members of the nursing and multidisciplinary team, all hospital departments and statutory and voluntary agencies in the community so that patients may receive comprehensive integrated care.

  • Participate in implementing, evaluating and improving standards and the development of research based practice.


Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse/ Operating Department Practitioner on the appropriate part of the NMC/ Health Professional Register
Desirable criteria
  • Within two years of registration, aim to complete the Mentorship preparation programme (or in possession of vocational assessors qualification)


Desirable criteria
  • Recent experience of practice in a perioperative environment in a UK setting
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Studd
Job title
Deputy Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
01603 286286