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Operating Theatre Practitioner or Theatre Nurse Band 5

Job Description

We are a pioneering research active organisation and we are proud to be doing things differently; whether that be redefining the shape of the local health and care system through our innovative plans for integrated care, or developing new services such as our Frail Older Person’s Assessment Service and our Medically Fit for Discharge Ward.

As well as creating the future, we also know the importance of providing really good, safe, and caring services for our patients. Our iCARE ethos sets out the principles which every member of our staff works to, ensuring good communication, attitude, respect and care for the hospital environment. Our patients tell us we’re getting this right, with our Friends and Family Test results consistently above 95 per cent (patients ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend us to their friends and family).

Theatre Practitioner Band 5

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic staff nurse to join our friendly progressive Day surgery team. Previous experience in a Peri –operative or surgical nursing environment would be an advantage.
As a staff nurse with past experience you will act as an effective role model for junior nurses ,student nurses and student ODPs a mentorship Qualification would be advantageous as you will be expected to contribute towards the ongoing professional development of staff and multi-disciplinary students.
If you have recently qualified and completed your preceptorship a role in the day surgery unit will afford you the opportunity to gain vast experience in caring for the surgical/endoscopy patients not only in the ward area but also in the admission bays endoscopy and the recovery areas.
The day surgery unit is currently operational Monday to Friday 730 until 8 pm however service expansion to include a Saturday service are to be implemented soon.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Paula Jones Day surgery lead or Kathryn Royle Endoscopy lead on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find our adverts for these posts by searching for Yeovil District Hospital in the employers list on NHS Jobs, or please contact our Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) , or ( Email address removed ) for details.

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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