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Theatre Practitioner - Band 5 in Anaesthetics, Recovery + Scrub

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Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.

Weston also has a number of new housing developments, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with a number of sites including a University Campus. Weston truly has a family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

North Somerset, the surrounding county, has a fabulous coastline along with superb English countryside. Should you be relocating to Weston, you'll find yourself visiting famous sites such as Cheddar Gorge sooner or later.

The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train, and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 means the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Caring for you with P.R.I.D.E our Trust values

May we take this opportunity to introduce you to our P.R.I.D.E Campaign, which sought to describe what working at Weston Area Health NHS Trust should mean for individuals. It has been recognised that the concept of P.R.I.D.E is valuable and it allows the organisation to describe and subscribe to a set of princeplees about how we do things around here.

We have simplified the Trust values to make direct links to what is important to us on a day to day basis which are:

P - People

R - Reputation

I - Innovation

D - Dignity

E - Excellence

Weston Area Health Trust

Theatre Practitioners – Main and Day Case Theatres – Band 5

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills both verbal and written, to join the Main Theatres & Day Case Theatres team.

We have vacancies in Anaesthetics and recovery + scrub in both Main and Day Case Theatres. Please specify your preferences in the supporting information section of your application.

As a Theatre Practitioner, you will need to demonstrate a real interest in care of peri-operative patient with insight into theatre initiatives and practice development and the ability to be self-disciplined in a demanding environment.

You will be a registered nurse or ODP with interest in a career within the peri-operative care setting, experience in theatres or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential and we welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and ODP’s.

If you are ready for a challenge, motivated and enthusiastic we would like to hear from you.

In main theatres we provide 24 hour emergency services 7 days a week. Shift patterns include: lates, early, weekends & on calls. The Day Case Unit provides services from Monday to Saturday.

Weston Theatres are small, friendly units with a real passion for delivering the highest standards of care. We have 6 theatres, 2 in our Day Case Unit and 4 in our Main Theatre Unit.

We cover a wide range of specialties including general & colorectal surgery, breast surgery, urology, gynaecology, orthopaedics and trauma.

We have now completed a major refurbishment in our Main Theatres and our looking to extend our services across all of the 40 sessions and are therefore seeking to recruit to a number of positions

If you would like any further information and/or to arrange an informal discussion/visit, please contact either Jayne Fitzgerald or Barbara James on ext 5544.

Job Reference: AT816 Closing Date: 8th November 2016

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient numbers of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

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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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