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Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Opthalmic Theatres
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 per week
Job ref
£24,214 £30,112 per annum/pro rata
22/09/2019 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity for a patient-focussed, quality driven, experienced Scrub and Anaesthetic Practitioners to our rapidly growing Ophthalmic Theatres. We have vacancies for Operating Department Practitioners and nurses to join our operating theatres at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals based initially at Royal Preston Hospital which will move to Chorley Hospital in the future.

We are a busy unit where: Cataract, Retinal, Corneal, Glaucoma, Strabismus and Ocular plastic surgeries are performed. We are currently 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 our dedicated Ophthalmology service.

We are a large theatre directorate consisting of 4 theatres within Day Case, 3 theatres within Gynae theatres, 15 theatres based within the main theatre, and 8 theatres based at Chorley theatres. Our services are continuously evolving and this creates exciting opportunities for development.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Theatre Scrub and Anaesthetic 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:

  • 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
  • Flexible working – full and part time vacancies available including the ability to work 12 hour shifts and twilight

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.

To get staff perspective on what it is like to work in theatres at Lancashire teaching hospitals, please click on the link below

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

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Colette Molloy 01772523405