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Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time and part time available
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Preston and Chorley
Preston and Chorley
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum, pro rata
21/12/2018 23:59

We are currently looking to recruit qualified scrub and anaesthetic 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 and Chorley Hospital.

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. Our services are continuously evolving and this creates exciting opportunities for development.

The specialities across all areas comprises of colorectal, General surgery, Urology, ENT & Max Fax, Plastics, Vascular, Orthopaedic trauma, Neurosurgery, Emergency, Oncoplastic Breast, cold Orthopaedics, Ophthalmic, Gynaecology, Upper GI, Gynae Oncology, Obstetrics (elective and emergency), Neuro-intervention. We also do amazing work with the DaVinci robot for Urology, Gynaecology/Oncology, Upper GI and Colorectal. 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 looking for newly qualified or experienced, enthusiastic and motivated 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
  • 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

We have vacancies in the following areas:-

RPH Main theatres Scrub and Anaesthetics/Recovery

SGU Scrub and Anaesthetics/Recovery

CDH Scrub and Anaesthetics/Recovery.

Please indicate which area you would prefer to work.

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

Please take a look at our video links below which provide information about our Preceptorship programme and the support you will receive as a Newly Qualified Staff Nurse. 

You can also find further information via our Health Academy page: 


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