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Senior Theatre Practitioner - Surgery

Band 6

Main area
Anaesthetics / Theatres
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Department name
RLBUHT - General Staffing
RLH Unit 2
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
26/02/2018 23:59

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

In under a year we will be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



An exciting career opportunity has arisen for the position of Senior Theater Practitioner (Band 6) within our first-class Operating Department at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals. Aligned to the Main Operating Department we have 20 operating theatres covering all major specialties, including: Trauma and Orthopedics, Urology (including robotic surgery), Breast, Endocrine, Renal Transplant, Upper G I, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary and Emergency surgery.

We also have 8 additional operating theatres at our Broadgreen Hospital site that facilitates the following surgery: Urology, ENT, General and Elective Orthopedics. We require dynamic and motivated Theatre Scrub Practitioner practitioners who are looking to develop themselves and their career within a challenging and ever changing environment.

So what can you bring to our team?

You will have to be enthusiastic, motivated and a resilient professional Theatre Practitioners who are looking to begin their career or seek out a new challenge. You will be flexible, adaptable and willing to maintain our pace and drive having strong communication skills that enable you to be a real team player. In order to provide the finest possible care we aim to attract , train and provide on-going support to the right people who can join our existing team of highly skilled professionals , all of whom are committed to making a positive difference to our patients. As a Senior Theatre Practitioner Band 6 you will also be required to offer experienced support and guidance to junior staff and you will also have a broad knowledge and skill base including communication and team working skills, to enable you effectively contribute to the efficient running of the theatre department.

The successful candidate will hold the appropriate qualifications to be a current registered practitioner (RGN or ODP) and demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development. Training and Development We are committed to provide on-going professional training and development to all of our staff. Regular opportunities are always available through monthly Trust Audit, Specific Surgical training and additional training and support from our highly skilled surgeons and in-house development programmes.

We also support continuous professional development academically and will provide career progression through University Postgraduate and Masters level academic training. Additional training opportunities may be available within the other surgical specialties as we also actively promote rotation to develop scrub skills. We have also developed our own in-house Skills Matrix that enables you to map your career progression as you gain experience and knowledge within each surgical specialty and specific operations you are competent at scrubbing for.

New Hospital Build - It is an exciting time to join our team as we will have a new state of the art Hospital to move into in 2017. To join our team now will give you the opportunity to be part of this exciting development and you will become an integral part of the team within our new theatres. The overarching vision is to build and operate a world class hospital for the people of Liverpool. This vision fosters collaboration between the staff, the community and the private sector in the creation of a welcoming, healing environment in which the patient is paramount.

All staff are required to participate in the "on call" commitment for emergency surgery and out of hours rota covering 24/7 that would also include weekends and late shift patterns. Above all we need professionals with a "can do" attitude who will deliver high quality services with care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment. There are fantastic career opportunities open to you here at the Royal and Broadgreen University Hospitals. Temporary accommodation may be considered for a 4 week period to anyone who is considering re-locating to the area.

Therefore please come and join our team and look forward to a rewarding and challenging career within our perioperative environment at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals.

For further information please contact: Nicola Daley - Unit manager on 0151 706 2000 EXT 10789 or Matron Travis on 0151 706 2565/ 0151 706 2000 bleep 4756

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Nicola Daley - Unit 2 manager
0151 706 2000 EXT 10789

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 706 4666