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We are currently looking to recruit Scrub practitioners to our rapidly growing theatre teams. We have vacancies for Operating Department Practitioners or nurses to join our operating theatres at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals based at Royal Preston.

As an ODP/Nurse working at our trust you will have the opportunity to work across Main theatres, Gynaecology & Obstetric Theatres, Day Case theatres and Chorley theatres. Within some of these theatres you will be required to work as part of a 24hr unit participating in twilights, weekend working and night duty.

We have a large theatre directorate consisting of 15 theatres based within the main theatre, 3 theatres within gynae theatres, 4 theatres within day case and 8 theatres based at Chorley theatres.

The specialities across all areas comprises of colorectal, General surgery, Urology, ENT & Max Fax, Plastics, Vascular, orthopaedic trauma, Neurosurgery, Emergency, Breast, cold orthopaedics, ophthalmic, gynaecology, Upper GI gynaeoncology, obstetric elective and emergency, Neuro-intervention. We also do amazing work on the Davinci robot for Urology, Gynaecology/oncology, Upper GI and colorectal. We are also in the process of expanding our ophthalmic service which will see ophthalmic theatres working in a brand new purpose built unit comprising of everything under one roof for the ophthalmology service.

We are looking for newly qualified or experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and resilient Theatre Practitioners who are looking to begin their career or seek out a new challenge. You will be professional, flexible, motivated and committed to delivering high quality patient focused care within our busy theatre departments.

Why come to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals:
* We offer a fully funded preceptorship programme with study leave for all newly qualified nurses who join us
* Great learning opportunities to enable all staff to fulfil their potential
* post-qualification development opportunities including Mentorship, ILS/PILS, ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills
* A fully supported induction programme with a named mentor
* Ongoing support from theatre clinical education team
* Salary sacrifice - childcare, electronics and cars
* NHS agenda for change terms and conditions
* A generous annual leave provision
* NHS pension
* Annual appraisal and personal development plans

In order to provide the finest possible care we aim to attract , train and provide on-going support to the right people who can join our existing team of highly skilled professionals , all of whom are committed to making a positive difference to our patients. We will assist your development every step of the way, making sure that you are equipped with the skills needed to meet every potential challenge.

So come and apply today and see what we have to offer.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sabita Nutakki - Apply Now >>

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £30.20 and Enhanced DBS check £48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


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.

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