Nursing - Senior Theatre Practitioner Band 6

  • Department Theatres Department (RSH)
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/05/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-STP-267-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5

We are looking to recruit competent Senior Theatre/Anaesthetics/Recovery Practitioner's, who can work within many specialities and are able to deputise in the absence of a team leader.  Ability to work in the roles of  Anaesthetics/Scrub /Recovery Practitioner would be desirable. 

The post holder should help maintain a positive learning environment and take every reasonable opportunity for maintaining, developing, and acquiring competencies for self-development.  The recruitment, training and development of our theatre staff is pivotal in the delivery of safe, efficient, and timely patient care.  “Building outstanding theatre teams” is our ethos, and staff development is central to this.  The Post Holder must act as an expert resource for all clinical staff and students. They should possess a relevant Practice Assessor/Educator qualification and must participate in the supervision, training, and support of learners in Theatre.

Expectations to deliver a high standard of service with patient safety and quality are a priority. You should be able to demonstrate effective team working and work to the highest standards of evidence-based practice.

The post holder will participate as an integral member of the theatre team giving leadership and guidance to other staff, maintaining high standards of practice and care.  The post holder must work alongside our departments Theatre management team in supporting development, and implementing positive change, within our Theatre department.

Main duties of the job


To function as a competent clinical Scrub/Anaesthetic/Recovery Practitioner within the designated clinical area.
To deliver direct patient care whilst, co-ordinating and overseeing theatre practice.
To be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical activities during their span of duty.
To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital comprises of nine Operating Theatres covering a range of Major and Day Case Surgery including Urology, Upper GI and Bariatric, Colo-Rectal, Orthopaedic Trauma, Vascular, Ophthalmology and an Emergency CEPOD Theatre 24/7.

Together with our staff we have developed a set of values which form a framework for a positive and supportive environment for our patients, visitors, and staff.  We believe that all candidates should be able to demonstrate and be equally dedicated in fulfilling these values to be successful in their application.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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