The job Theatre Practitioner has been saved.


Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.

The Job has been saved succesfully

Enter your email address to save this job

You are saving this job as:

search results
Full Time
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
£24,214 - £30,112 / year

Job Description

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;

Theatre Practitioners, HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) and NMC registered Nurses/ Anaesthetics and Scrub practice

We are an innovative and expanding Theatre Service at the forefront of patient care, with a well-established enhanced recovery programme.

We are currently expanding Theatre capacity by introducing various projects. There will be 2 new Orthopaedic Theatres and a Private Patient Theatre.

Derby Private Health is already home to a private chemotherapy suite, a fully equipped ophthalmology clinic and a minor operations room, as well as 11 on-suite, inpatient rooms. A Hybrid Vascular Theatre is also due to open in 2019, this will allow Surgeons and Radiologists to carry out more complex procedures in a dedicated suite.

Our service operates 36 Theatres across the Royal Derby Hospital site. We are continually growing and on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals passionate about delivering safe effective care.

We are looking for experienced practitioners with Anaesthetics or Scrub experience to work in our operating theatres.

We are also able to offer opportunities to Newly Qualified ODPs and registered nurses who are interested in a change to Theatres.

Experienced Theatre Practitioners:

  • You will possess a strong track record in providing outstanding care and in return can expect career development and be welcomed into a supportive surgical team.

Newly Qualified or Nurses wishing to change in Career:

  • We are also offering positions to newly qualified ODPs and registered nurses interested in a change in direction and future career within Derby theatres.

Whatever your background, we have a team of clinical facilitators and preceptors employed to support you in practice and help design an individualised programme of experience to enable confidence and competence in practice. We support excellent rotation experiences to a wide range of specialities and provide support to allow you to expand your knowledge, experience and interest.

We offer excellent professional development courses and extended roles e.g. Mentorship, Surgical First Assistant, cell salvage and anaesthetics for nurses.

You will be working with and learning from some renowned and highly respected Surgeons and Anaesthetists. Derby has a good reputation for being at the forefront of surgical technology: from the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System to other cutting-edge technology.

You will provide planned & emergency care for patients undergoing surgery across a range of departments.

  • Trauma & Orthopaedic (T&O)Surgical Theatres

  • Recovery Unit

  • Gynaecology Theatres

  • Paediatric Theatres

  • Ophthalmic Day case

  • General Surgery Day Case

  • Urology Day Case

  • Hand Day Case

  • Derby Private Health

    The successful candidate will be expected to work within a multi-professional team, liaising with and providing high quality care for patients. You will need to possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to promote a learning environment and be flexible to change.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amanda Haywood: ( Email address removed ) / Apply Now >> or Jon Clarke: ( Email address removed )

Our Trust want the very best skilled people to work with us to provide excellent patient care.

Join the conversation and follow us on social media…

Follow us on Twitter @UHDBTrust or find us on Facebook & LinkedIn - UHDBTrust

If you wish to apply for this post, please click apply and complete your application.


Most of our posts are subject to a DBS check, however having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from obtaining a position. Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

All correspondence relating to your application will be sent to you via our trac.system account. Please ensure that you regularly check your emails; this includes junk/spam, as your security settings may not recognise the sender.

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

During the course of its employment activities, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust collects, stores and processes personal information about prospective, current and former staff.

Our Privacy Notice includes applicants, employees (and former employees), workers (including agency, casual, honorary and contracted staff), volunteers, trainees and those carrying out work experience – please refer to our Privacy Notice available on our Trust website (

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see Apply Now >>.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (Apply Now >>), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the Apply Now >> for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.



Similar Jobs

Email me jobs like these

Thank you. We'll send jobs matching these to