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Advanced Theatre Practitioner- Scrub

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 Months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
16/08/2020 23:59
Interview date

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

Advanced Theatre Practitioner – Scrub

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Planned Care - Surgery

Fixed Term (12 Months)

Pay Band: Band 6

£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

Working Pattern: (Shift work -Twilights/ On-call//Weekends)

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible Advanced Theatre Practitioner’s with Surgical skills to join our busy, friendly Operating Theatres. The range of specialties include, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Urology, Gynae, Maternity, ENT and Spinal Injuries.

If you are keen to add to your existing theatre knowledge, and are committed to developing and enhancing the quality of care provided in the Operating Theatre environment, then this is the opportunity for you. The department provides a 24 hour emergency cover, therefore, there will be shift work, weekends, twilight shifts and on call commitment will be required.

You should possess:

-     NMC Registered Nurse Part 1

-     Registered ODP  

We can offer you,

  • Excellent opportunities for professional development.

Working for our organisation

Personal and professional growth is actively encouraged and a wide range of career development opportunities are available including professional development support and access to degree modules.

In return we will offer you the opportunity to broaden your existing knowledge of perioperative practice and develop your management skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

As part of our commitment to student ODP's and Nurses, the post holder will be expected to participate in the orientation, supervision and training of junior staff and students.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please make sure that you read the job description and personal specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Advertising Date: 28th July, 2020

Closing Date:    16th August, 2020

Shortlisting date:  17th August, 2020   

Interview Date:     1st September, 2020     

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of CPD


Essential criteria
  • 3 Years at band 5


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • IT Skills
  • Leadership qualities
Desirable criteria
  • Proven management ability

Personal Charactoristics

Essential criteria
  • Self motivated
  • Flexible
  • Supportive
  • Approachable
  • Self aware
  • Empathetic
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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

Karen Herdman
Job title
Theatre Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 705310
Additional information

Karen Herdman – Clinical theatre Manager, Theatres SDGH
01704 705310