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Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and part time available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum, pro rata
22/09/2019 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. 

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We have an excellent opportunity for committed, dedicated, and enthusiastic practitioners to join our team within the Emergency & Obstetric Theatres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The team provides excellent perioperative care to patients within two Emergency theatres, two Obstetric theatres, and numerous remote areas of anaesthesia within the hospital.

We are looking to recruit appropriately trained practitioners, with existing relevant skills and experience within the perioperative setting. We will also consider applications from newly qualified practitioners. You will be motivated, a great team player and be confident in your abilities. The ideal applicants will be able to quickly assimilate into a large, cohesive team. Personal development is encouraged and supported with training opportunities, mandatory training and appraisals.

The Emergency Theatres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provide a highly varied and dynamic care environment for patients requiring urgent and emergency interventions from a large range of surgical specialities including; General, Urology/Gynae, Vascular, Paediatrics, Plastics, Thoracics, Shared Airway, ENT, Maxillofacial, and Obstetrics. As a theatre practitioner you will be expected to undertake the relevant perioperative role assigned to you on a day-by-day basis.

The successful candidates will be provided with a rotation across all relevant specialties within the department upon commencement of employment to ensure skill levels are adequate to perform independently within an NCEPOD emergency theatre environment during normal working hours, and out of hours periods.

As post holder you will work as a competent member of the theatre team, supporting the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration of theatre personnel,  be accountable practitioners, taking every opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence in all aspects of peri-operative care and 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.

Expectations of the role will include, but not be limited to;

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Act as ‘ Daily Team Leader’ in the theatre environment. Helping to co-ordinate
  • Supervise qualified and unqualified staff, and become actively involved in Operation Department Training as a mentor/assessor, against the approved award.
  • Display a professional attitude by developing and maintaining good working relationships, communication and teamwork with all disciplines, both within the Department and with other relevant Departments in the Trust.
  • Support and encourage the concept of team working and development of trust, integrity, honesty and sharing within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with established procedures and protocols, and conform with the unit's Operational Policy.

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week; however, part time hours will be considered.

Due to the 24 hour service provided by the department You will be required to work fully flexible shifts including nights, weekends and evenings

Open for applications: 10th September 2019

Close for applications: 22nd September 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

David Thornton, Clinical Leader

Tel: 01603 286 286