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Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Full and Part Time available)
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Royal Derby Hospital
£28,407 - £34,581 per annum pro rata
Salary period
12/01/2024 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

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.We are currently expanding Theatre capacity by introducing various projects across the UHDB site. At the Queens Hospital site we have just opened 2 new state of the art Orthopaedic Theatres at the Treatment Centre. 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. In 2021 at the RDH site we will be opening a Vascular Hybrid Theatre and a Private Patients Theatre.


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

The RDH Site has the following Theatre Units;

  • Orthopaedic Theatre Suite; This 8 Theatre suite undertakes complex Orthopaedic, Spinal and Trauma Surgery.       
  • Surgical Theatres; This suite has 9 theatres which provide a service for complex ENT, MAX/FAX, Vascular, Urology, Colorectal, UGI, Emergency and Robotic specialties.
  • Gynaecology/Paediatric Theatres; The Gynae department consists of four elective theatres and two emergency obstetric theatres and covers Breast Surgery, elective and emergency  Caesarian Sections, Gynaecology surgery, Urogynae surgery and is currently one of only 5 Certified Centres for Advanced Ovarian Surgery in the uk.
  • Paediatric Theatre consists of two theatres, providing ENT/MAX FAX, Orthopaedic, Opthalmic, Hand, Dental, Endoscopy, MRI and General surgery for children.

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

No smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep 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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Haywood
Job title
Theatre Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01332 786293
Additional information

Amanda Haywood: / 01332 786293

RDH   - Amanda Haywood,  01332 786293
              - Jon Clarke,  01332 789658

Ilkeston  - Amanda Haywood,  01332 786293
                     - Matt Hallam  07557 205063

If you have problems applying, contact

Training Centre, Rehab Block, Level 3, Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE