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Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Cardiothoracic Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
20/09/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cardiac Theatre Team situated within the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, the centre  provides heart and lung treatment for the people of Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond in facilities designed with patient focus in mind.  

A substantive post has arisen for either an Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse with a diploma in Anaesthetics at a Band 5 level to join our Theatre Teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Theatres offer candidates the opportunity to join an experienced and friendly team in a new and modern Operating Theatre environment specialising in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Trust is the regional Centre of Excellence for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, leading on minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures and is looking to expand its service.

 We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals preferably with experience in Anaesthetics and Recovery to join our dynamic team. 

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is striving towards 7 day working that reflects the commitment on meeting the needs of the local population, therefore the role may include on call duties and weekend working on a rotational basis. 

We strive to provide a range of career opportunities, continued professional supervision and development throughout the range of surgical specialties with the support from our education and development team.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

We welcome and encourage visits to the department prior to Interviews


Clinical Lead ODP

Ian Barr

01253 953766