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Theatre Nurses & Operating Department Practitioners

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Various Hours Available)
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Furness General Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
05/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

You’ll provide high standards of skilled care and support during each phase of a patient’s perioperative care - anaesthetic, surgery and recovery. 

Our Theatre services are currently commencing a program in conjunction with the AfPP to train staff in Human Factors and achieve AfPP quality type mark.

Main duties of the job

  • Able to actively assess, plan, implement & evaluate patient care with the multidisciplinary team, incorporating the whole of the patients’ pathway.
  • Aware of the structure and organisation of the N.H.S. and regulatory body’s code of practice implementing this into nursing practice.
  • Participate in Clinical Governance by participating in auditing effectiveness of practice and incorporating findings.
  • Act as mentor or assessor in supervising and teaching of junior staff and unregistered staff.
  • Act as shift leader or manage a team in the absence of the Ward/Dept Manager.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st level Registered Nurse or Registered ODP.
  • Teaching / mentoring qualification D32/D33 assessors qualification or equivalent (or willingness to undertake).
  • Recognised Anaesthetics Qualification for those practitioners assigned to Anaesthetic room duties.
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to area.
  • ECDL or equivalent.


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of recent professional development in relevant clinical speciality
  • Previous experience within designated area
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing junior staff and unqualified staff.
  • Experience of implementing change.For example, changes to clinical practice as a result of own research or literature search.
  • Experience of establishing effective communication. For example,overcoming barriers to communication due to patients’ anxiety or disability, and forming relationships with patients rapidly and empathetically.
  • Experience as a shift team leader able to work autonomously in isolated areas of practice, and communicate concern accordingly to senior staff.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Moss
Job title
Theatre Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403810
Additional information

For further details please contact.

Rachel Moss


Tel 01229 403810

If you have problems applying, contact

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