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Theatre Practitioner - Inpatient Anaesthetics

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

If you are an internal Band 5 Staff Nurse at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, please note that internal applications will only be accepted through the Transfer Window Scheme by emailing ( Email address removed ). For more information please visit Kwiki at http ://kweb/kwiki/Transfer_window Please note that applications via NHS Jobs will not be considered.

Critical Care, Theatres & Diagnostics

Inpatient Theatres
Band 5 Theatre Practitioner – Anaesthetics

Hours: Full Time 375 hours per week

Are you looking to develop your existing anaesthetic skills and gain experience in new specialties? Do you want to be part of a friendly, dynamic team at a leading London teaching hospital? If so, please read on as King’s College Hospital wants to invest in YOU!

To be eligible for the position, you must be an NMC Registered Nurse with a UK recognised post-reg Anaesthetic course, or a HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated anaesthetic practitioners to join King’s Inpatient Theatre department to provide the highest standard of perioperative care to patients. We offer a supportive consolidation period for all of our new starters, as well as excellent educational opportunities, from in house study courses to post graduate education through King’s College London, London Southbank University or University of Greenwich.

Newly qualified or soon-to-be qualified ODP’s are welcome to apply. King’s runs a supportive Preceptorship program for newly qualified ODP’s and are flexible in our service so can offer mixed specialty posts, for example a mix of shifts between scrub and anaesthetic.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s) is situated in South East London and provides comprehensive health care and emergency services for a diverse community. It is also one of London’s four major trauma centres covering South East England. With over 1,400 beds and 11,000 staff across various sites, King’s is one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in London. King’s (Denmark Hill site) Inpatient Theatre Department consists of 19 operating theatres which include specialities such as Gynaecology, Vascular, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Maxillo-facial, Orthopaedic, Urology, Paediatric, Cardiac, Neurology, Trauma and Emergency Surgery, catering for patients of all ages, from neonates to the elderly. All areas enjoy the reputation of being a world leader in innovative surgical interventions and clinical excellence.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Efua Hagan (Practice Development ODP) on  ( Phone number removed ) , email ( Email address removed )

Closing date: 15th November 2016

Please find below the assessment dates for this year, please ensure you indicate which of the following assessment dates you would like to attend in the first line of your supporting statement.

Assessment Dates

  • 18th October
  • 14th November
  • 12th December

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly

Important: We will be running an Assessment Centre TBC. Please note this will involve a drug calculations test, which you are required to pass. You will need to be available on this date as we do not offer individual interview dates.


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

There are a number of important documents available on the Kings recruitment microsite we would like to draw your attention to, particularly the Trust's criminal records checking policy.

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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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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