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Theatre Practitioner (Operating Department Practitioner/Registered Nurse)

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Main Theatres
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and Part Time hours available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59

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..? Click here to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer


Within the scope of theatres here in Norfolk we are building our post Covid recovery and so are looking to appoint to our growing unit.

Here at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), we have a total of 17 elective theatres, 3 emergency theatres covering General, Thoracic, Robotic, Vascular, Paediatric, Plastics, Maxillofacial, Head and Neck, Urology, Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Emergency and Obstetrics specialties. The Hospital is situated 3 miles from the City of Norwich, next to the University Of East Anglia.

These services are supported with a full time Practice Development and Education team alongside our Governance lead.  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and reliable individuals to join the busy Theatre teams as we look to expand further with the development of a new Procedure room complex. We are looking to build on recent successes and develop a new service for a wide ranging demographic of patients through this new service, which will look to encompass many of the already established specialties we already provide for within our surgical footprint.

Working with us you will have many opportunities to develop your surgical and, if applicable, anaesthetic knowledge and skills.  As a department we value all of our team members and are committed in the promotion and development of all our staff across the department.

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

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

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

To 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.


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a beautiful, purpose built, modern hospital with bright and airy atriums flooding the building with beautiful Norfolk sunshine. In a recent survey, 97% of friends and family would recommend NNUH to a family member; this is a direct result of out 7,500 strong multi-disciplinary workforce working together in a constant effort to improve patient care. With strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park we want to give our staff every opportunity and the support to achieve their potential.

Why Norwich?

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community.  This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.  There is an abundance of sandy beaches on the coastline within a easy drive, and plenty of scope for outdoor activities.

Full and Part Time hours available. Fully flexible working required

Open to applications: 8th April 2021

Closes to applications: 22nd April 2021

Interview date: 6th May 2021 

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Pauline Johnston
Additional information

Clinical Leader

01603 286286 ext 2010