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Job summary

Main area
Cardiothoracic Theatres
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5
Job ref
382-CAR08-19
Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£23,023 - £29,608
Closing
25/02/2019 23:59
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Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


A vacancy has arisen within the Cardiac Theatres at Blackpool. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Theatre Scrub Practitioner. The Unit consists of 4 theatres that perform around 1,200 adult Cardiac Cases annually as well as over 400 Thoracic cases. As well as working in the 4 theatres as a scrub practitioner, there are opportunities to work in the theatre recovery area and Cardiology. Ideally the candidate should have experience in Cardiac Theatres but all registered Nurse / ODP’s applicants will be considered as training can be provided.

 

The core hours are between 07.30 and 19.00 Monday to Friday, with a 7 day, 24-hour emergency on-call service, that you will be expected to join.

We have an excellent structured Preceptorship and Mentorship programme so you quickly become an integrated team member. There are a wide range of training and development opportunities accessible to all staff both in house, and via external links to both the University of Central Lancashire and St Martins College Lancaster.

No smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident committed

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Alison Gray or Jessy Thomas, Clinical Lead Nurses, or Ian Barr, Clinical Lead ODP, on Blackpool 01253 957821 for further discussion or to arrange an informal visit.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification within the Job Description attached below, as your application will be judged against this.

Due to the high number of job applications received overall by the Trust we are regrettably unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you do not receive an invitation to attend an interview within one month of vacancy closure you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01253 957015