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Anaesthetic Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
THR Theatre Anaesthetics
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part time hours will be considered.)
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 pa or pa pro rata
Salary period
30/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Opportunity, challenging and varied. University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) gives a unique experience to take your career to new levels and be part of some of healthcare’s most advanced procedures, using cutting edge technologies. A career in the Anaesthetic team at UHS means access to one of the UK’s busiest major trauma centres in the country with 35 operating theatres and specialities such as Cardiac surgery and Neurosurgery and robotic surgery, HPB and thoracic surgery along with a dedicated Children’s hospital. The anaesthetic team is diverse, adaptive and supportive. If you feel this is something you would like to be a part of, start the conversation.
The post is for a full time position however part time hours are also considered. Relocation allowance may be available, please contact us for further information. 

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you


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. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

The experience of our staff is important to us and as part of our retention strategy, we have started to develop a Staff Experience Project that focuses on culture, health and wellbeing, recognition and rewarding, communication and development for our staff. The aim of the project is to improve staff experience with the staff for the staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities


What you’ll do


You must hold a relevant Operating Department Practitioner / Anaesthetic Nurse practitioner qualification to apply for this post and practice as your patients advocate at all times using the NMC / HCPC Professional Code of Conduct as the framework for your professional practice.  You will work alongside Anaesthetists in the anaesthetic room and in the operating department and play on integral part of the operating department team, ensuring that patient safety, patient experience is at the forefront of your day. You will develop skills to undertake the trauma bleep, the staff support role, support the multi specialties and will have access to develop yourself professional and academically.


What we’re looking for


We are looking for qualified Anaesthetic Practitioners (NMC or HCPC registered). 

If you possess good communication skills, are patient focused, friendly and a team player we want to hear from you. In order to assist you to develop your career, you will be mentored and supported during your employment. You will rotate through the surgical specialties to gain a wide practical and theoretical knowledge base.

We are also offering opportunities for clinical and leadership development, through developing a career development pathway exploring opportunities for specific clinical development in conjunction with access to leadership pathways.   We would be open to discuss career pathways tailored to your individual career focus.  


Additional information

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse or ODP on relevant part of the register
  • Attained or working towards completion of Degree
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Good computer skills
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant resus qualification, ie Immediate Life Support
  • Specialist theatre work-based learning course, or mentorship course, post-qualification

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Aptitude for caring for the anaesthetised and/or acutely unwell patient
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within relevant care setting
  • Teaching Qualification or evidence of informal/formal teaching

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to prioritise and delegate appropriately
  • Able to question practice appropriately
  • Practices and promotes the use of evidence based practice
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Motivated and commitment to career development
  • Reliable and honest
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Professionalism
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in research to promote good practice

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to initiate self-learning and development
  • Flexibility with working pattern

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Raquel Domene Luque
Job title
Theatre Matron
Email address
Telephone number
023 8120 2065

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