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Theatre Practitioner (QHB)

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and Part Time
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Queens Hospital Burton and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital Tamworth
Burton and Tamworth
£24,907- £30,615 pro rata
01/12/2020 23:59

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.


Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Theatre Practitioners, HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) and NMC registered Nurses/ Anaesthetics and Scrub practice

We are an innovative and expanding Theatre Service across a wide geographic area, at the forefront of patient care, with a well-established enhanced recovery programme. 

UHDB theatres currently covers, an operational area of 36 Theatres across the Royal Derby Hospital site, 15 theatres at the Queens Hospital Site and 1 Theatre at Sir Robert Peel. We are continually growing and on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals passionate about delivering safe effective care across all sites.

We are currently expanding Theatre capacity by introducing various projects across the UHDB site. At the Queens Hospital site there will be 2 new state of the art Orthopaedic Theatres at the Treatment Centre which are due to open in the spring 2020. These Theatres have been designed around upper and lower limb Arthroplasty work with the capability to undertake additional Orthopaedic cases from the Royal Derby site within the winter months.

Currently we are looking for experienced practitioners with Anaesthetics or Scrub experience to work in our operating theatres at Queens Hospital and Sir Robert Peel. 

We are able to offer opportunities to Newly Qualified ODPs and registered nurses who are interested in a change to Theatres.

Whatever your background, we have a team of clinical facilitators and preceptors employed to support you in practice and help design an individualised programme of experience to enable confidence and competence in practice. We support excellent rotation experiences to a wide range of specialities and provide support to allow you to expand your knowledge, experience and interest.

We offer excellent professional development courses and extended roles e.g. Mentorship and anaesthetics for nurses.

You will be working with and learning from some renowned and highly respected Surgeons and Anaesthetists. UHDB theatres have a good reputation for being at the forefront of surgical technology.

Across the Queens and Sir Robert Peel theatre sites you will provide planned & emergency care for patients undergoing surgery across a range of departments:

  • Trauma & Orthopaedic (T&O)
  • Surgical Theatres
  • Gynaecology Theatres
  • Paediatric Theatres
  • Ophthalmic Day case
  • General Surgery Day Case
  • Urology Day Case
  • Recovery Unit

Treatment Centre at Queens Hospital

This purpose built unit currently consists of 6 operating theatres and 1 treatment room together with a 5 bedded recovery,

  • The TC currently covers the following specialities, ENT, General, Breast, Gynaecological, Urology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Rheumatology.  
  • This is an exciting time for the TC whereby in the coming year a new 28 bedded ward will be opening with 2 orthopaedic theatres to allow movement of the service for arthroplasty surgery
  • The unit has 5 overnight beds which allow a 23 hr service for our patients.

As you can clearly see this is an exciting time for UHDB theatres and with more procedures, technics and surgery advises within this environment, this is clearly a developing area which strives for dynamic individuals to be part of this growth

Although these roles are going to be predominantly based at Queens Hospital and Sir Robert Peel there will be an expectation to work across the wider trust 

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a multi-professional team, liaising with and providing high quality care for patients. You will need to possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to promote a learning environment and be flexible to change.

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or are shielding  and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview. 

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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

Helen Lawson, on 01283 511 511 ext 4029 QHB