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 :
We are looking to recruit to vacancies within the anaesthetic practitioner specialty. Successful candidates will work across a variety of specialties including general, vascular, obs, neuro, pioneering robotic surgery and bariatrics and will work in our first and ground floor theatres. New recruits will be trained in cell salvage, cannulation and IV drug administration. The trust is a teaching hospital and accepts major trauma from across the region. Employees are offered free training in our specialist airway lab.
This is a challenging and exciting area to work in. General theatres consists of colorectal, upper GI surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, bariatric, the new robotic surgery, renal transplants and renal access procedures. We have two dedicated general theatres.
PACU ( Post Anaesthetic Care Unit ) or Recovery
This is the area within the main theatres suite where patients are transferred after their surgery. When they are awake, alert and stable they are transferred back to their speciality wards. There are 16 adult bays and 4 paediatric bays along with 2 Overnight Intensive Recovery bays where patients are kept overnight to have close monitoring on them. This is a very busy department with a throughput of 60-80 patients per day. Staff are fully supported by doctors and senior nurses at all times. The PACU is open 24 hours a week , offers flexible working time and we actively encourage professional development. We are currently looking for recovery practitioners who would be interested in working twilight shifts Mondays to Thursdays. Start and finish times for these shifts are negotiable, however we are looking for cover from 16.00-midnight.
This team specialises in the care and treatment of patients requiring Plastic, Breast and Urology Surgery. As a valued member of this team you would be expected to scrub for a variety of cases within these specialities, including oncology cases, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery within the breast service, reconstructive and general plastic treatments for both adults and children which includes trauma, hand surgery, oncology, cancer surgery reconstruction, breast surgery, congenital surgery, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery within the plastic service and in urology all aspects of oncology surgery for prostate, bladder and kidney for which we offer conventional , laparoscopic and even robotic services.
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.
We require highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals 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.
UHCW NHS Trust has 32 theatres in total with 22 theatres in the Main Theatre department, 5 theatres and 2 treatment rooms in the Day Surgery Unit and 5 theatres at our Rugby St Cross site. We also provide anaesthetic assistance in the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Neuro Coiling, ECT, and for various invasive imaging procedures when required.
We undertake over 400,000 procedures a year ranging from outpatient cystoscopies to transplant surgery, covering many specialties from cardiothoracic to neurosurgery and gynaecology. As a Major Trauma Centre we currently have 2 dedicated theatres for the trauma and emergency workload with additional sessions allocated for major reconstructive surgery.
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.
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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