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Bank Theatre Practitioner (ODP/RN)

Band 5

Main area
Nurse Bank
Band 5
  • Flexible working
  • Other
37.5 hours per week (Flexible Bank)
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum (pro rata)
Salary period
27/03/2023 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? 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

Bank Theatre Practitioner (Operating Department Practitioner/ Registered Nurse)

Work as a competent member of the theatre 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.

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,Dedication, Integrity and Excellence. 

A maximum of 150 hours of supervised practice is available if you have not worked within an acute hospital setting in the last 12 months. The programme can be tailored to individual need and does attract a bursary.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for roles within Temporary Staffing.

The Hub at JPUH is currently managing overseas recruitment therefore you may wish to contact them on

Main duties of the job

Work as an competent practitioner, contributing to the development of the multidisciplinary team, ensuring the most effective utilisation of resources.

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

Be personally accountable for undertaking a range of enhanced skills specific to the clinical area in accordance with trust Policy.

Assess, monitor and evaluate the care needs of the peri-operative patient,
gaining the comprehensive understanding of the patient's condition and
reporting effectively to the appropriate person.

Maintain and ensure that patient safety, comfort, dignity and confidentiality remains paramount



Working for our organisation

Our PRIDE values of People Focus, Respect, integrity, Dedication and Excellence are important to our theatre teams, and to be successful you will need to share our beliefs and values. In particular, you will support our approach to clinical excellence by taking every opportunity to learn and develop your skills and competence in every aspect of  peri-operative care. Our multi skilled teams work together, developing strong working relationships through respect and integrity to deliver exceptional results.

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.

The Staff Bank is an ideal way of starting a career in the Trust, offering flexibility of working hours and the opportunity to gain experience in different areas. The Staff Bank will provide training to enable you to work across the Trust however, adaptation courses are not available.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Further details of the job role and responsibilities can be found within the attached Job Description.

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Within two years of registration, aim to complete the Mentorship preparation programme
  • Achievement of indicators in KSF outline (subset 1 year, full 5 years)
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area
  • Working towards a health related degree
  • A1 Vocational Assessor’s Qualification or equivalent e.g. D32 / D33

Knowledge & Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality
  • Experience of managing / leading a team and co-ordinating workload
  • Experience of mentoring, supervision, teaching and assessment


Essential criteria
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area

Training and development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile
  • Continual update of KSF evidence portfolio

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Webb
Job title
Theatre Education and Practice Development Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01603 289348