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Theatre Practitioner Band 5

Main area

Scrub Cardiac


Band 5




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

Salary period



07/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are seeking Registered nurses and/or Operating department practitioners to join our Cardiac theatre team. Prior scrub experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.

Our elective program runs from Monday to Friday and we work shifts on a 24/7 basis to provide emergency cover out of hours. Four theatres are dedicated to cardiac surgery and include three adult and one congenital adult and paediatric theatre. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to practice in a complex and demanding speciality, offering unique experience of congenital heart conditions, multiple valve and complex aortic surgery.

They will benefit from access to leading educational programs and opportunities for career advancement, including:

• In-house theatre and anaesthetic courses • Leadership development courses • University post-qualifying modules

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

The successful post holder will:

  • Provide skilled specialist assistance in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care throughout the Operating Department.
  • Participate as an integral member of the theatre Scrub team, covering a full range of shifts, including earlies, lates, nights and weekends.
  • Act as the patient advocate and maintain high standards of patient care, in line with NMC or HCPC code of conduct.
  • Be involved in supporting and mentoring students and new staff as appropriate.
  • What we're looking for

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and focused individual to be a part of our multi-cultural and diverse cardiac theatre team committed to delivering compassionate and professional care to our patients.

    This is a full-time position 37.5 hrs over four days per week with a commitment to night and weekend work.

    To arrange an informal visit, please contact Senior Sister Anja Templin ( or Sister Alka Kubal (

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 13 December 2022

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

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse or ODP on relevant part of the register
  • Attained or working towards completion of Degree
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Good computer skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Relevant cardiac scrub experience
  • Specialist theatre work-based learning course, or mentorship course, post- qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern.
  • Aptitude for caring for the anaesthetised and/or acutely unwell patient
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within relevant care setting
  • Teaching Qualification or evidence of informal/formal teaching.
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Motivated and commitment to career development
  • Reliable and honest
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Professionalism
  • Desirable criteria
  • Interest in research to promote good practice
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to initiate self-learning and development
  • Flexibility with working pattern
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Home life/work balance
  • 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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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    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, 428.6KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 221.1KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Anja Templin

    Job title

    Band 7 cardiac team leader

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    023 8120 4531
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