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Theatres Assistant

Job Description

The department is currently expanding to 26 operating theatres, and we are looking for motivated individuals to join our team as Theatre Assistants.

The role will involve:
- Transporting patients between wards and departments around the hospital.
- Receiving, checking, sorting and distributing stores.
- Moving medical equipment safely around the hospital.
- Assisting with maintaining a clean and tidy working environment.
- Other duties to support the smooth-running of the department.

No prior experience is required as in house training is provided with the potential for further development.

Currently, this team covers services between 07:30 and 21:30, 7 days per week.

University Hospital Southampton is one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals and a regional unit for a wide range of specialist services, performing over 34000 operations per year. We also provide local hospital services to some 500,000 people living in Southampton and South West Hampshire; and specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiothoracic adult and congenital surgery and regional centre for paediatric surgery. We are a world leading centre for laparoscopic surgery and the home to the Wessex Spinal Service.

Southampton is a vibrant city, close to the New Forest, access to sailing and water sports in the Solent and all that you would expect from a University city.

Informal visits are encouraged: please contact once you have been invited to interview.

UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

For further details / informal visits contact:
Ian Porter – Theatre Operational Team Leader
Telephone  ( Phone number removed ) 
email ( Email address removed )

Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area please visit our site to help you explore accommodation options. To find out more look for 'Relocating to Southampton'.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies.

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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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