Senior theatre practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Eye theatres
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospita
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
29/05/2018 23:59

There has never been a better time to join University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus.  We are one of England’s largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.  In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked:


  • fifth in the country for staff engagement.
  • top ten for staff feeling happy with the standard of care provided.
  • top 20% for staff would recommend the trust as a place to work.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London.  The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

Who are we looking for and what exciting opportunities can we offer you?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 practitioner who is highly motivated and enthusiastic.  If you have a minimum of three years experience within the theatre environment and are keen to develop yourself, the team and the service then we would like to hear from you.

The eye unit theatres comprises of a twin theatre suite, medical retina suite and a minor operations facility based within the large university teaching hospital at Southampton.  We are a tertiary referral centre serving a wide area across the south seeing many complex cases and offering many innovative and new treatments. We offer an emergency service in the evenings and at weekends so a flexible approach to working patterns is essential.

There is scope for expanded practice as an intra vitreal injector for the successful candidate if they wish to undertake this training.  The huge expansion of medical retina treatment pathways has enabled this Trust to offer training for Allied Healthcare Professionals / nurse injectors.

In our endeavours to bring treatments closer to the patient and away from the hospital setting, we have recently introduced a mobile retinal unit which facilitates the running of clinics in the community setting.

Evidence of your ability to create an effective learning environment is essential. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills and be able to support junior colleagues in their development.

Candidates will be committed to continuous professional development, possess excellent communication and organisational skills and a passion to deliver the highest standards of care.

Evidence of management skills at a junior level are desirable and some ophthalmic experience would be beneficial, although not essential.  Full training in aspects of ophthalmology will be given to the successful candidate if they do not possess these skills prior to appointment.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

If you think you can meet these challenges head on and this sounds like the role for you then we want to hear from you! 

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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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