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Theatre Practitioner/ODP

Band 5

Main area
Theatres - Anaesthetics
Band 5
Full time or Part-time available
Job ref
Department name
RLBUHT - General Staffing
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
31/12/2018 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.

We will soon 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 



The post is also an opportunity for Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners looking for a new and exciting career challenge.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Theatre Practitioners or Operating Department Practitioners (Band 5) within our first-class progressive Operating Theatre Department at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals. We currently have 20 operating theatres covering all major specialities, including: Trauma and Orthopaedics, Vascular, Urology (including robotic), Breast and Endocrine. Renal Transplant, Upper G I, Colorectal, Heptobiliary and Emergency surgery.

So what can you bring to our team?

We are seeking newly qualified or experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and 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. Whether you are an experienced scrub NMC Registered Nurse or HCPC registered ODP, or newly qualified you will receive support, guidance and robust mentoring throughout your development as a Theatre Practitioner. 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.

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.


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

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For further information please contact: Matron Susan Travis at  

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