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Band 6 Senior Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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Stoke on Trent
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
23/06/2021 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)

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


Job overview

Band 6 NURSE/ODP anaesthetics

Operating Theatres County Hospital Stafford 

We have an exciting opportunity for applications from enthusiastic individuals to work within our busy 7 theatre complex as a senior operating department practitioner in anaesthetics.

We are looking for a Theatre Practitioner,   Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner for full time position.

Theatre is a fast paced environment where a positive attitude, energy and innovation are welcomed. As a team leader you will be expected to deliver high standards of perioperative care, and have the ability to support and develop your own skills and facilitate / support and develop the team to provide excellent patient care within the department.

We ask that applicants have a minimum of 2 years’ experience at band 5 and can demonstrate leadership skills and qualities. You will be expected to lead a team in theatre and at times the department.



Main duties of the job

We require you to have excellent anaesthetic skills, the successful candidate will work a 4 day week that will include weekends and a night rota.

In turn, we can offer you a structured preceptorship and induction programme for all new members of staff, plus access to on-going continuing professional education and development, appraisal and clinical supervision.

Please understand that although this position is at County hospital we are one hospital with Royal Stoke and you may-be required to work there on occasion.

Operating department practitioner taking responsibility for the smooth running of the operating list supporting the anaesthetist and team in theatre. To work as part of the crash team throughout the hospital supporting patient transfers between the 2 hospitals.

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

Important Information:
Please note the University Hospitals of North Midlands (NHS) Trust, do not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews

For further details / informal visits contact:

SSR Julie Lehman or SSR Gaynor Hancock 

 Theatre Co-ordinators

EXT 3202/4405

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC registration/HPCA registration
Desirable criteria
  • on going professional development


Essential criteria
  • Minimum 2 years Post Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of teaching

supporting information

Essential criteria
  • 1 is poor 2 average 3 good 4 very good 5 excellent


Desirable criteria
  • Complete job history
  • Application well supported by supporting statement
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

Gaynor Hancock
Job title
Band 7 Theatre coordinator
Email address
Telephone number
01785 257731
Additional information

SSR Julie Lehman

Band 7 theatre coordinator

County hospital


01785 257731 ext 3202