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Theatre Practitioner- scrub, anaesthetics or recovery in main or day case theatres
Band 5
Full time: Up to 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Weston Area Health Trust)
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Weston General Hospital
Weston super Mare
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
17/07/2020 23:59

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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Weston Area Health Trust) logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

An opportunity has arisen for permanent Theatre Practitioners at Weston General Hospital within Scrub/ Anaesthetics/Recovery. Full time and part time applications will be considered in either Main Theatres or Day Case Unit.

Weston General Hospital is situated on the south-west coast of North Somerset in Weston-Super-Mare just off junction 21 of the M5 motorway with excellent access across Somerset, down to Devon & Cornwall and the M4 link for London or Birmingham.

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work with us at Weston   Somerset is a truly beautiful county, It has a wonderful coastline, spectacular countryside with both the Mendip and Quantock Hills and the diverse cities of Bath & Bristol being only a short journey by either car or train.  Bath is steeped in history and has 2 fantastic universities.  Bristol is a vibrant city with fabulous shopping, 2 Theatres, 2 football stadiums, a fascinating harbour area housing the SS Great Britain and The Mathew with 2 leading universities and so much more. Glastonbury is also only a short drive away.

Weston-Super-Mare is a typical British seaside resort with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss, a brand new pier, 2 theatres and a vibrant college with a university campus attached. It has a truly family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

Weston Theatres is a small, friendly unit with a real passion for delivering the highest standards of care. We have 6 theatres, 2 in our Day Case Unit and 4 in our Main Theatre Unit.

We cover a wide range of specialties including general & colorectal surgery, breast surgery, urology, gynaecology, orthopaedics and trauma.

You will be a registered nurse or ODP with interest in a career within the peri-operative care setting.

Experience in theatres or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential.

We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and ODP’s.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills both verbal and written, you will need to demonstrate a real interest in care of peri-operative patient with insight into theatre initiatives and practice development and the ability to be self-disciplined in a demanding environment. If you are ready for a challenge, motivated and enthusiastic we would like to hear from you

We provide 24 hour emergency services 7 days a week. Shift patterns include: days, evenings, weekends & on calls(main theatres only)

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Barbara James     Theatre Manager    ext 7542

Jayne Fitzgerald  Day Case Unit Manager  ext 3687