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Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Lymington New Forest Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pa
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

We are pleased to invite candidates to apply for this Band 5 Theatre Practitioner role working in Surgical Unit at Lymington Hospital (UHS NHS) Trust.

We are seeking a highly motivated, professional and caring person to join our Theatre team.

Lymington Surgical Unit comprises of the Surgical Outpatients Department with minor procedure treatment facilities, Pre-Assessment, Surgical Ward and Theatre Suite.

Lymington Surgical Unit is currently a Monday to Friday Service with the potential of development in the future to weekend clinical activity.

As part of a Teaching Hospital you will have the opportunity to attend University Hospital Southempton (UHS) General Hospital for trainig and development.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Interviews will be held on Friday 7th May

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We embrace innovative thinking within the division as a whole and therefore we are looking for dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic individuals, who are also keen team players. You should enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment. You should be forward thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical skills
Experience would be an advantage, however the relevant training will be provided within the unit.
Within this wide ranging role you will be offered opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment.

You should have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), a flexible approach and the ability to work on your own initiative.

Attention to detail and good communication are also essential as you will be dealing with patients, relatives and staff from across the whole trust within a number of disciplines.

As a Theatre Practitioner within the Lymington Surgical Unit a key function of your role will include:

  • Providing knowledge and skills within the operating theatre environment. 

  • Key tasks include but are not limited to: 

  • Clinically confident in delivering clinical excellence in the surgical theatre including Circulating and Scrubbing, whilst ensuring the smooth management of patients throughout their pathway.

  • Efficient theatre utilisation 

  • Assisting the Consultants / Clinicians in their roles. 

  • You will need to be clinically competent and demonstrate effective team working. 

    Knowledge of IT based Trust systems would be desirable, although full training will be given.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1st Level NMC / HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Fully compliant with Statutory and Mandatory training
  • Theatre Qualification
  • Demonstrable supporting learners in practice
Desirable criteria
  • Foundation management course or equivalent
  • Advanced scrub practitioner or surgical first assistant certificate
  • Teaching / mentoring qualification


Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience in Anaesthetics, Scrub and/or Recovery
  • Continuing Professional Development
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in more than one area/speciality in addition to the essentials
  • Experience in a day surgery unit

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to take initiative
  • Able to use desktop PC for word processing and email
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in using hospital systems such as eCamis, HICCS.
  • Experience in delivering audits
  • Undertaken any other department link/teaching role e.g. health and safety, infection prevention, fire etc.

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Flexibility in working to cover full range of shifts (week days, weekends, evenings, on calls
  • Able to work across sites when requested

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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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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Jackie Watkins
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Team Lead for Surgery
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