Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior theatres practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
21/07/2019 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


The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country and enjoys a national reputation for the quality of its services in healthcare. The Trust is comprised of four hospitals - John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (all situated in Headington, Oxford) and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.


The John Radcliffe west wing theatre provide expertise and excellence in routine and emergency surgery including adult and paediatric patient care, ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Neuro, Paediatric  Ortho /General and Max Facs surgery. The operating theatres offer a wide range of general and specialist clinical services with links to the Oxford Universities for education, training and research. The JR represents a dynamic centre on which to build upon clinical experience and professional development.

We have a vacancy for a senior member of staff to join our ENT and Ophthalmology Team. Prospective applicants must have a minimum of 3 years post registration theatre scrub experience ideally in ENT and ophthalmology surgery. However, if you are an experience ENT scrub practitioner and would relish the challenge of developing your surgical and managerial skill in this area, we will consider your application. You will be expected to lead in the delivery of safe, evidence base patient care. You should hold a teaching/mentor accredited course and be able to demonstrate strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skill. Your development will involve an induction period that includes competencies to achieve and this is supported with a clearly defined educational strategy detailing continuing professional development. Experienced staff are encouraged and supported to further develop using the educational and experiential learning opportunities available.

Do you have experience of working in theatres with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for the highest standards of perioperative care and safety? If so then we would like you to encourage you to come and join our team. Due to an increase in activities of Oxford University Hospital are looking for passionate and dedicated nurse or ODP to work in ENT theatre.

A flexible attitude is required to deliver patient care and meet service demands. You may be based on one site but there is an expectation for you to be deployed to other units to provide assistance as required, therefore, a flexible attitude is required to accommodate the surgical requirements of each department.

This post includes a commitment to day/night, bank holiday and weekend working with participation in an O/C rota.

Closing Date: 21st July 2019

Interview Date: 13th August 2019

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Bhim Kala Gyawali (bhimkala.gyawali@ouh.nhs.uk) Tel: 01865 (2)31337 We are happy to arrange an informal visit or discuss vacancies with you.