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Theatre Practitioner (QHB)

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and Part Time available)
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Queens Hospital, Burton
Burton and Tamworth
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
22/03/2024 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

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.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

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

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

Job overview

Theatre Practitioners, HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners  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, 1 Theatre at Sir Robert Peel, and 2 Theatres at the Ilkeston site. We are continually growing and on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals passionate about delivering safe effective care across all sites.

Main duties of the job

Assess the immediate and ongoing needs of the patient and when appropriate in discussion with them/ and or their significant others develop, an individualised plan of care

Prioritise, implement and evaluate patient care in accordance with Trust policies, procedures,  protocols and guidelines.

Make use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care

Contribute to the development of health promotion where appropriate and education within the clinical area.

Work in partnership with all members of the health care team both within and external to the Directorate to ensure continuity of care for the patient.



Working for our organisation

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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. We do encourage some rotation between the various sites and expect some cross site working.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC or HCPC


Essential criteria
  • 6mths post registration experience as an ODP or TP

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Lawson
Job title
Theatre Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01283 511511
Additional information

Burton/ Sir Robert Peel  Helen Lawson,  01283 511 511 ext 4029 QHB

Ilkeston - Amanda Haywood,  01332 78629
                    -  Matt Hallam  07557 205063