Theatre Nurses & Operating Department Practitioners NMC/HCPC

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University Hospital Coventry
Full/Part Time Hours available
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£22,128 - £28,746 pro rata, per annum
23/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

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!

Previous experience in Theatres is not essential as in-house training will be provided.

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


This speciality is looking for experienced theatre practitioners who are 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. Successful candidates will participate in the on call rota which involves out of hours work.


This specialty is looking for staff who are interested in all things 'eyes' including cataract, glaucoma, corneal and VR work. Successful candidates will participate in the on call rota which involves out of hours work


This specialty is looking for experienced theatre practitioners who have a wealth of experience across numerous specialties to enable them to scrub for the wide range of emergency surgery that is undertaken.  No 2 days are the same and the trust is a major trauma centre so can have almost anything come crashing through the doors that would then require an operation.  Candidates need to be adaptable and confident in their ability.  There may be the need to rotate onto nights on occasions.

Anaesthetic Practitioners

The anaesthetic practitioners work across all specialties and also work in outreach areas. Candidates must hold a recognised anaesthetic qualification. We offer dual role for this group of staff and rotation through all 3 theatre sites if desired.


This speciality caters for women requiring elective and emergency sections and assisted deliveries 7 days a week. We have a neonatal unit and are a specialist maternity centre for high risk pregnancies.


The Trust actively support armed services reservists

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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