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Theatre Practitioner Scrub, Anaesthetics and Recovery

Manchester University
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Oct 2021
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are excited to offer the opportunity to join Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) as a Band 5 Scrub, Anaesthetic and Recovery Practitioner to assist in continuing to shape our strategy and Trust objectives. You will be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, pro-active and willing to learn new skills. We have a comprehensive preceptorship programme established to support you in your new role with the assistance of the dedicated education team.

If you want to be part of a multidisciplinary team who are dedicated to delivering high quality care to patients and their carers then take some time to read through what we have to offer.

We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity.

We recruit staff that are open, honest and focused in striving for excellence, having built an enviable international reputation on our five unwavering principles for clinical excellence, research and development, teaching, learning and for treating patients with compassion, respect and dignity.

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to join MFT at a time when Manchester is at the forefront of healthcare redesign, developing a model of care that will help the NHS and other care providers in Greater Manchester provide quality services that are safe, accessible and sustainable for future generations. In light of these changes we are looking for a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated registered practitioner (Nurse or ODP) with excellent clinical knowledge in Scrub to join our team and take a leading role.

The health care team embraces our nursing strategy for the Trust being part of something special, which means being trustworthy, supported, recognised, respected and rewarded.

Trust Values: Working Together, Dignity & Care, Everyone Matters & Open and Honest. Patient care is at the front of the service we deliver.

Primarily the role will be based in Acute Theatres however there are 5 theatre suites across Wythenshawe Trafford, Withington & Altrincham (WTWA) with a total of 27 operating theatres across the directorate providing a range of specialist surgery. and from time to time there may be the expectation to work across sites.

Acute Theatres

There are 7 Theatres, undertaking both elective and non-elective work. We specialise in Trauma & Elective Orthopaedics, Emergencies, Colorectal and Emergency Gynaecology. The department provides the hospital with excellent 24/7 cover for elective and emergency patient care.

Main Theatres

There are 6 theatres carrying out elective work and specialising in Urology, Breast, ENT, Max Fax and General. This unit also covers some Delivery Suite activity including emergencies.


Comprising of 3 theatres which undertake predominantly Plastic Surgery. This includes both elective and trauma and includes the North West regional Hand Surgery Unit and Oncological reconstructive breast surgery.

While this position is predominantly be based at Wythenshawe Hospital there maybe some opportunity for working across WTWA as the service requires.

As we strive to provide excellent standards of care. We recognise the need to be an institute that offers talent management opportunities to develop you in both your career and education.

We are committed to training and development and will endeavour to meet individual development needs. Post-holders will also have access to the LEAD Training Programme, a unique and innovative concept to develop skillsets, which brings together all of the education and training activities of the hospital under one umbrella. There is funding for CPD courses to aid in your development in your role as a team leader within the organisation, and the opportunity to access Apprenticeships.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDivyaJob titleTheatre LeadEmail addressdivya.sanil@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 291 6511Additional contact information

Theatre Lead Lisa Warrington

Theatre Lead- Divya Sanil

Matron Clare Pointer 0161 291 6514


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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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