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Theatre Practitioner Band 5

Main area

Lymington Surgical Unit


Band 5




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Lymington New Forest Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

Salary period



01/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are pleased to invite candidates to apply for this Band 5 Theatre Practitioner (RGN / RODP) role working in Surgical Unit at Lymington Hospital (UHS NHS) Trust.

Based within Lymington New Forest Hospital, a community hospital which opened in 2007, the Surgical Theatres and Day Ward are modern and welcoming for patients and staff alike.

Being part of a small team, staff work closely together, helping and supporting each other.

We are located within the New Forest National Park, an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, the majestic surroundings make the New Forest ideal for walking, running and cycling etc with hundreds of miles of trails and tracks to follow, and being close to Lymington River, Harbour and the Solent makes it a perfect location for water sports. Bournemouth is just a short drive away where you will also find hill walks, clifftop views and sandy beaches.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a highly motivated, professional and caring Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner to join our Theatre team.

Lymington Surgical Unit comprises of the Surgical Outpatients Department with minor procedure treatment facilities, Pre-Assessment, Day Surgical Ward and Theatre Suite.

We cover a range of surgical specialities for day surgical patients.

Lymington Surgical Unit is currently a Monday to Friday Service with the potential of development in the future to weekend clinical activity. As part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust there is an expectation of cross site working at Southampton General Hospital dependant on clinical need.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts.

For all posts, we offer an excellent range of benefits and opportunities to broaden your skills and knowledge

Minimum of 35 days paid holiday (on appointment pro Rota)

Generous Final Salary Pension Scheme

Onsite Parking

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

We embrace innovative thinking within the Division as a whole and therefore we are looking for dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic individuals, who are also keen team players. You should enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment. You should be forward thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical skills Experience would be an advantage, however the relevant training will be provided within the unit. Within this wide ranging role you will be offered opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment.

You should have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), a flexible approach and the ability to work on your own initiative.

Attention to detail and good communication are also essential as you will be dealing with patients, relatives and staff from across the whole trust within a number of disciplines.

A full time post is 37.5 hours per week, part time hours can be discussed at interview. The full range of shifts can be discussed during an informal visit or during interview.

We currently offer a Monday to Friday service with potential in the future to add a weekend service.

Please find the full job description and person specification attached for further details on this role.

If you think that you can meet these challenges, then we look forward to hearing from you.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 12 December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • 1st Level NMC / HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Fully compliant with Statutory and Mandatory training
  • Theatre Qualification
  • Demonstrable supporting learners in practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Foundation management course or equivalent
  • Advanced scrub practitioner or surgical first assistant certificate
  • Teaching / mentoring qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience in Anaesthetics, Scrub and/or Recovery
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience in more than one area/speciality in addition to the essentials
  • Experience in a day surgery unit
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to take initiative
  • Clear and effective communicator in person and written, in all situations
  • Able to use desktop PC for word processing and email
  • Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in using hospital systems such as eCamis, HICCS
  • Experience in delivering audits
  • Undertaken any other department link/teaching role e.g. health and safety, infection prevention, fire etc
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexibility in working to cover full range of shifts (week days, weekends, evenings, on calls)
  • Able to work across sites when requested
  • Desirable criteria
  • Informal Visit
  • Able to travel between site (Car/Motorcycle)
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 177.5KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 211.7KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Jackie Watkins

    Job title

    Team Lead for Surgery

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    01590 663320
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