Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Churchill Theatres
Band 5
Full time / Part time
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata / per annum
06/02/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values




Churchill Theatres

Band 5, Scrub Practitioners -  Nurses and ODP’s 

We currently have opportunities for Band 5 Scrub Nurses and ODP’s to join our caring and dynamic team.

The Churchill Hospital Operating Theatres Department is looking for RNs or ODPs to join their perioperative team. Previous experience is desirable, but not essential, as a competency programme will be provided along with an experienced mentor.

Our ideal candidates will also be highly motivated and a pro-active team player. Excellent communication skills and a flexible approach are essential as an on-call commitment and full internal rotation is required for this post as well as participation in programmes of additional surgical activity.

If you are keen to add to your existing theatre knowledge, and are committed to developing and enhancing the quality of care provided to patients in the operating theatre environment, then this is the opportunity for you.

We have ten theatres and our specialties include: Oncology and Transplant Surgery including Kidney, Pancreas and Viscera Transplantation, General Surgery, Endocrine, Renal, Urology, Hepatobiliary, Breast, Gynaecology, Head and Neck Surgery including Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastics.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to be part of our Churchill Theatre team.

This department provides 24-hour emergency cover; therefore there will be shift work, night duty, weekend shifts and an on-call commitment.

Personal and professional growth is actively encouraged and a wide range of career development opportunities are available including professional development support,

Band 5: £23,023– £29,608

Hours: Full time / Part time

Oxford isn't just a good place to work; it's also a great place to live. The compact easy-to navigate city boasts a rich architectural history, with plenty of green spaces, riverside walks and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. From Oxford there is easy access to London and major transport links. Blenheim Palace, Windsor Castle and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach. Our location is conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within a short bus journey or bike ride.


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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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Sophie Pilbrow (Admin Assistant)


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