Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Advanced role Theatre Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Operating Department
Band 3
37.5 hrs per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£17,787-£20,448 per annum
26/11/2018 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


THEATRE SUPPORT WORKER (Internal applicants only)


Churchill Theatres

Band 3            

We currently have opportunities for Band 3 TSWs  to join our caring and dynamic team in these newly created posts. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to develop their role within the Churchill Theatre team.

Previous experience as a band 2 in a theatre environment is essential.  A competency programme will be provided along with an experienced mentor to support staff in their journey from being a band 2 to band 3 practitioner.


Our ideal candidates will  be highly motivated and a pro-active team player. Excellent communication and organisational  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.

Additional responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


Laser Technician x 2

1.    Laser keyholder duties following completion of training.

2.    Involvement with laser audit


Education Support x 1

1.    Work as part of the education team to assist in the training of band 2s.

2.    Supporting Band 2 staff through Care Certificate training

3.    Working alongside the Cross Divisional Education team to facilitate the running of the Perioperative Nursing Assistant Course.

4.    Provide in house teaching sessions for Band 2 staff


Equipment Co-ordinator x 1

1.    Keep up to date with developments and changes which affect equipment usage in general and within the specialities.

2.    Management of equipment within the department including asset logs, liaising with company reps, and assistance with educating and training staff in equipment usage.

3.    Reporting equipment failure (and assisting others to do so)  through appropriate channels and arrange for timely repair as required.

Individuals should acknowledge personal limitations of competence and  not act outside of these. They will also be required to  undertake any other duties which are within the scope of the post and requested by their  team  leader or theatre manager.

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.

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Applicant requirements

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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