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Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetic and Recovery

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Permanent and fixed term
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
03/03/2020 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”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


Permanent and temporary contract posts available (Full and part time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the correct candidate to join our Anaesthetic and Recovery team.

The post is suitable for either an ODP or Nurse with experience in both Anaesthetic and recovery areas.

Our new theatre suite designed for Day Case & Inpatients, boasts state of the art equipment and staffing levels that provide an exemplary environment where best practice can be achieved.
Our specialities (Adult & Paediatric, elective and emergency) include:
General, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, Vascular, ENT, Dental, Cardiology, Thoracic, Cardiac, Farage & Maternity

At Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust your skills are recognised and appreciated not only in theatre but throughout the hospital. The Anaesthetic and Recovery Team (AR team) provide emergency anaesthetic cover to:
A&E emergency room, Intensive care, MRI & CT, Intra- & Inter-Hospital transfers.
Whatever your experience level or interest, our dedicated practice development team will ensure that you are supported, trained and prepared.

This is the opportunity that you are waiting for- our theatres are a great place to work.

Improved working/life balance
• Typical 4 day working week (150 hours over 4 weeks)
• Typical Finish on time
• Electronic Rostering- produced 5-8 weeks in advance.
• Planned annual leave in advance.
• Buddy system- work alongside an AR team member each day
• Monthly training sessions
• Team Statistics : 50% achieved mentorship & 60% level 6 Study
• Anaesthetic Simulation Training (Sim Man and In-situ)- practice scenarios
• Monthly Team meetings/updates.
• Planned volunteer over time.
• Preferential WLI Rates

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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

Nick Roeves Tel: 01253 953309
or by email