Senior Theatre Practitioner / Sister - Anaesthetics -Band 6

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Theatres - Anaesthetics
30 hours per week
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University Hospital Coventry
£26,565 to £35,57 per annum
19/07/2018 23:59

Are you looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you, where no two days are the same?

Do you have a positive attitude and are you committed to embarking on a new career pathway?

Then read on - you may be the right person for us!

It’s an exciting time for the Theatres Department at UHCW; we are expanding and currently have a vacancy in the following department at University Hospital :

Cardiothoracic Theatres
This speciality is looking for an experienced theatre practitioner who is interested in developing their skills. Cardiac and thoracic surgery includes mitral and aortic valve replacements and repairs, Cabg, lobectomy and thoracotomy, laproscopic and tracheal work. The Successful candidate will participate in the on call rota which involves out of hours work.

This post is open to both NMC and HCPC registered practitioners who hold an anaesthetic qualification. Previous experience within this specialty would be advantageous but applicants with a desire to learn the specialty and join our ever growing multidisciplinary team would be considered.

The trust is a major trauma centre for Coventry and the surrounding areas so offers a wide range of opportunities. The post is open to an enthusiastic and motivated individual. The successful candidate will be expected to adhere to all trust and local policies and ensure that other staff work within these policies maintaining standards.

The role is a clinical post with the practitioner responsible for providing day to day patient care whilst undertaking designated managerial activities. The complexity and scope of work performed at the trust is increasing and therefore it is crucial that senior staff possess the necessary skills to ensure that patient safety is maintained.The successful candidate will be the clinical link between theatres and the surgeon and will be expected to liaise with the multi disciplinary team. They will also be responsible for out of hours work.

We require an highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our forward thinking team. Committed to your continuous professional development you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills and have the passion to deliver care of the highest standard. In return we offer comprehensive training in all aspects of our service. In addition we have a dedicated team of Theatre Clinical Educators who will support and guide you through the excellent range of opportunities that UHCW NHS Trust has to offer.

As a provider of patient-centred care, we are passionate about delivering excellent care to our local and extended population in the acute environment and in recent years, our theatres have achieved large gains in productivity and efficiency through improved capacity management and real-time tracking of theatre activity

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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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Carolyn Bradshaw


Liz Fitzhugh


Eve Harvey


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