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Theatre Practitioner (RN or ODP)

Band 5

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Band 5 Theatre Practitioner (RN or ODP)
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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County Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
30/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

 At County Hospital theatres has 7 operating theatres with many specialities including but not limited to; Orthopaedics, Bariatric, Urology, ENT and Gynaecology.

We have band 5 Theatre Practitioner Vacancies  which includes Theatre Nurses and ODP's.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.

Main duties of the job

  • The assessment of patient needs the development of programs of care and  for the implementation and evaluation of these programs
  • Carry out all relevant forms of care.
  • Provide skilled assistance within the Operating Department environment and to continue to develop enhanced surgical or anaesthetic or recovery skills related to the specialty, commensurate with your level of competence
  •  Supervise and educate junior colleagues.
  • To act as a role model to students and Clinical Support Workers.
  • To take charge of a specific theatre when rostered and assessed to be competent.
  • To present a positive, professional image of the organization and the theatre team

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Julie Lehman (see contact details)  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional Registration, NMC/ HCPC


Essential criteria
  • recent experience in Acute Theatre Setting
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Julie Lehman
Job title
Theatre Coordinator
Email address
Telephone number
01785 886202