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Theatres and surgical day unit - recruitment event

Band 5

Main area
Theatres and anaesthetics
Band 5
Full Time/Part time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
17/03/2019 23:59


We're pleased to announce we'll be hosting a theatre services open day and recruitment event on Saturday 30 March at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) to support the growth and development of all the specialities supported by our driven and innovative team.

UHS is a regional unit for a wide range of tertiary specialist services, which are supported by our dynamic theatres team. These include cardiac, vascular, spinal, head, neck and neurosurgery, and the huge variety of cases generated by our status as a designated major trauma centre for adult and paediatric services.

Theatres at UHS

We have 29 operating theatres providing both elective and emergency services. These include our eye department which has two eye theatres with dedicated staff, and our Lymington site boasting an additional two day-case theatres and its own dedicated team.

We also have a department education team and are able to offer significant training and development opportunities, including:

  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • Leadership and management development courses
  • Surgical speciality courses
  • In-house theatre course opportunities - i.e. surgical first assistant training and anaesthetic work-based learner
  • Rotational programs across areas to enhance knowledge and skills

We work hard to make sure our patients and their families have the most positive experience possible with us, and that our staff are happy and supported within their roles.

What are we looking for?

We're looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic individuals who enjoy the challenge of working with a supportive team in a busy environment. Previous experience in this area is desirable but not essential as we offer full training. This event is open to band 5 registered adult and paediatric nurses/operating department practitioners.

We're recruiting to the following areas:

  • Surgical day unit
  • Anaesthetics
  • Eye theatres
  • Scrub
  • Recovery (adult and paediatric)

About our Trust and Southampton

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton has recently been ranked as the third best place in the UK to live and work by PwC. Situated on the south coast, we have an international airport and are 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.

About the day

During the recruitment event you'll be able to:

  • Find out about what it’s like to work at UHS
  • See what the development opportunities are that we can offer you
  • Ask any questions you may have of our clinical and education teams
  • Take a tour of theatres and the surgical day unit

The recruitment day will take place on Saturday 12 January, and interviews will run from 9am. If you've completed an online application, we'll allocate a time for your interview.

The recruitment event will be hosted in Heartbeat Education Centre, F level, North Wing, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD.

If you've not applied in advance, we may be able to interview you on the day if interview slots are available – however, we recommend applying in advance to avoid disappointment. Application forms will be available on the day.

How to apply

Please complete the electronic application form at the end of this advert.

Band 5 applicants must have an active NMC PIN or HCPC registration to be interviewed.

For further information, please get in touch using the contact details below.

We look forward to hearing 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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Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Taylor
Theatres management 
023 8120 4543

If you have problems applying, contact

If you have problems with the
online application form please contact
Recruitment Support Services
Open Monday to Friday
08:30am to 5:30pm
01629 690826