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Senior theatre practitioner/ operating department practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Centre Block Theatres
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£ 28,050 - £ 36,644 pa
26/02/2019 23:59

The vascular theatre team are seeking two motivated and enthusiastic registered nurses / operating department practitioners to join our small but busy service. Working alongside nine consultants offering all aspects of vascular surgery including a high quantity of open cases and a variety of hybrid and endovascular procedures. One post will have a requirement to cover thoracic scrub on a 1 in 4 week basis: Thoracic theatres run from Monday to Saturday with eight all day lists per week and last year we performed ca. 1000 surgical procedures, predominately video assisted.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals with some 1300 beds, performing over 34,000 operations per year. Southampton is also a regional unit for a wide range of tertiary specialist services and is an adult and paediatric major trauma centre close to the New Forest.

Our theatres department comprises 27 centre block and neurosciences theatres in five locations, providing a range of services from cardiac (four theatres) to paediatrics (seven theatres), and all specialties in-between.

Our major trauma theatres and elective orthopaedic theatres are innovative and groundbreaking within the trauma orthopaedic field, and our neurosciences team are at the forefront of their specialty with surgeons who are recognised by fellow professionals as leaders in their field.

Our paediatric service cares for children in all specialties including cardiac, neurosciences, spinal corrective surgery, oncology and paediatric orthopaedics. Our adult services include upper GI and colorectal services, where we have begun a programme of intra operative radiotherapy (IOERT), new to the colorectal service. Our laparoscopic theatres have been newly refurbished and have state of the art facilities.

We also supply anaesthetic services across the Trust and to many satellite areas including radiotherapy and interventional radiology.

We are inviting applications from highly skilled and motivated individuals with demonstrable vascular and thoracic scrub experience and leadership qualities.

In return, we are able to offer the right educational opportunities, and the ability to increase your skills and knowledge in a hospital that was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2017

A fully flexible shift pattern including internal rotation to nights and weekends is required for these posts.

We would highly recommend an informal visit.

Closing date for applications will be Tuesday 26 February.

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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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Joanne Gorsuch, vascular Band 7 team leader,

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