Theatre Practitioner Qualified/Newly Qualified

South Warwickshire NHS
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick
Competitive salary
15 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are 'Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care'. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn't matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

We're not currently hiring overseas nurses - must be NMC registered.


Due to recent in internal promotions and the opening of our Main Theatre Expansion, we are looking to recruit. We are looking for dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic Band 5 Theatre Practitioners, within Anaesthetic/Recovery/Scrub to work with us in our 12 Theatre Operating Suite.

The successful candidates will either be Registered General Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners. All candidates will be expected to participate in at least 2 disciplines - anaesthetics/scrub/recovery.

We are proud of our ethos of welcoming new practitioners and providing a friendly, team orientated environment. We provide an in depth induction and an excellent preceptorship package tailored to individual needs. In house and external training is available to support you in your continued professional development and assist you in achieving your long term career goals. This includes Leadership and Management opportunities.

The Trust has 11 Operating Theatres: 6 in Main Theatre and 4 in Day Surgery Unit at Warwick Hospital and 2 at Stratford Hospital providing a variety of surgical specialities, including Orthopaedics, Trauma, Urology, Gynaecology, ENT, General, Breast, Ophthalmology and Dental. The Main Theatre suite has an integrated Laparoscopic Theatre undertaking a variety of procedures as whilst expanding the service in the future.

Participation in 24/7 rota working would be an essential part of this post.

To incentivise participation in this, the Trust has developed an innovative bonus payment for Registered Practitioners band 5 and 6 who have the required emergency skill set for out of hours work at weekends and overnight 8pm to 8am. This payment includes the Agenda for Change hourly rate including unsociable hours enhancements PLUS an additional £14 per hour.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameClaire HawkinsJob titleSenior HR AdvisorEmail addressclaire.hawkins@swft.nhs.ukTelephone number07887628247Additional contact information

For further details contact Jane Laird on 01926 495321 ext 8223 or email or Sue Goodman 01926 495321 ext 4797.

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Sometimes we get a lot of applications for our roles. On those occasions we might close the job early. If you don't want to miss out we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

The Trust use an Applicant Management System called TRAC which helps us manage the recruitment process. All communications regarding your application will come via TRAC (even if you applied via NHS Jobs).

Please check your TRAC account regularly and ensure your email is set up to accept messages so they don't go into your junk/spam folder.

We aim to shortlist all vacancies within 2 days of the vacancy closing, we will get back to all candidates ASAP.

Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer who is commited to Equality and Diversity and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

All South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust sites are smoke free. We feel it's a great way to help our patients, visitors and staff stay healthy.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. This partnership is great for the sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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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