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Theatre Practitioner (Bank)

Job Description

BMI Chaucer Hospital is situated in the heart Canterbury and has been serving the population of East Kent for over 30 years and is now looking for new theatre staff to join our thriving and busy department. Our range of specialties is diverse and staff love the challenge of every day being different. Our team in the hospital is very supportive and we try to nurture a very welcome and inclusive culture, and above all everyone plays a part to ensure our patients are given the very best of care and attention whilst in our hospital.

We have an opportunity for a Theatre Practitioner – Scrub/Recovery/ Anaesthetics or any combination of the three, to join our team of staff in the Theatre department. Whether you are experienced or a newly qualified ODP, we welcome all applications and full training and development as well as preceptorship packages can be provided. If you are a nurse looking for a change of direction and a new challenge in operating theatre practice, this too could be the opportunity for you.

BMI Healthcare’s Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury has a vacancy for a Theatre Practitioner to join their team of staff in the Theatre department.

This is a bank role working on an “as and when required” basis, you will be required to supplement staffing levels during busy periods and provide cover for existing staff in times of annual leave or absence.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HPC registration
  • Post qualification experience
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in Gynaecology Surgery
  • Advanced Scrub Practitioner qualification (Desirable)
  • Experience of Out patient Hysteroscopy procedures (Desirable)

Duties of this role include:

  • To provide quality planned care for patients during their peri-operative phase of care
  • To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department
  • Assist in the delivery of patient care
  • Contribute to quality improvement
  • Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self
  • Promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Salary & Benefits:

BMI Healthcare offers a competitive hourly rate.


If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please complete our brief online application form and ensure to upload the most recent copy of CV. We aim to respond to your application within 14 days of the closing date.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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