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Theatre Practitioner - Scrub

Band 5

Main area
Surgery Theatres
Band 5
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£24,214-£30,112 per annum
24/11/2019 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.


Theatre Practitioner - Scrub, Recovery & Anaesthetics

Southport & Ormskirk

Planned Care - Surgery

Full -Time: 37.5 Hours
Working Pattern: (Shift work - On-call/Twilight/Weekends)

Band 5



Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Due to the success of our Theatre Workforce Project we are pleased to announce that we can increase our theatre establishment.
We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible Theatre Practitioners with Surgical skills to join our busy, friendly Operating Theatres. The range of specialties include, General surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Urology, ENT, Spinal and Obstetrics.

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.

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. A mentorship qualification is desirable.

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.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related references. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post.

You should possess:

- NMC Registered Nurse Part 1
- Registered ODP

We can offer you:
• Excellent opportunities for professional development.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children’s disclosure).


Advertising date: 8th November, 2019

Closing date: 24th November, 2019

Interview date: 10th December, 2019

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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 – Clinical Theatre Manager, Theatres SDGH, 01704705310