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Theatre nurses/practitioners

Job Description

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'Be part of the team that delivers 'Excellent patient care in world class hospitals'

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values, which can be found by clicking on the 'Trust Objectives 2015-16' document via the link on the right of the screen.

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014 and 2015)
  • Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014)

A career in our Operating Theatres has never been more rewarding, in a Trust officially named by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals ‘one of the best performing Trusts in the NHS’.

There are plenty of other good reasons to choose us: we are a Three Star Trust where clinical staff actively shape services, we have been ranked as the best NHS trust in England in the national patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (Place) programme, and we are the only Acute Trust to perform above the national average in every indicator for quality care and services in the Care Quality Commission assessment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified ODPs or RGN’s to join our busy theatre teams working in our 14 spacious, fully equipped state of the art theatres on the Whiston site that opened in 2010. Applicants will be registered with the NMC or HCPC and will be enthusiastic, self-motivated with a commitment to work with our team in providing safe, quality care for all our patients. The post holder will be enthusiastic, flexible, have good communication skills and be a team player. Suitable applicants should have demonstrable theatre experience but consideration will be given to enthusiastic applicants without theatre experience as we have recently recruited clinical tutors to support training, preceptorship and development for theatre staff.

We offer posts within your chosen specialty or you can participate in our rotation program providing experience in general surgery, urology, trauma and orthopaedics, burns and plastics, obstetrics and gynaecology and a busy emergency and trauma services.

The post holder may be required to work across both Whiston and St Helens sites and will be flexible working weekends including on call commitment, with a possible rotation to night duty and participate in rotation between specialities.

All our staff benefit from access to a subsidised restaurant and on-site car park at both our hospitals, conveniently located between Liverpool and Manchester, close to the countryside and easily accessible by all transport links. Childcare vouchers and a car lease programme are also available.

The posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with both adults’ and children’s barred lists.

Closing date: 23rd October
Interviews will take place on Thursday 3rd November.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For additional information, please contact Claire Jones, David Lyon, Craig Maxwell or Angela Pritchard on  ( Phone number removed ) .

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to undertake this commitment.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

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Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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