Senior Theatre Practitioner

Location Guildford
Discipline: ODPs
Salary: Up to £42,000 per year
Contact name: Olivia Balogh

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Job ref: KW/GU/11688/1
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

A leading independent hospital for elective healthcare is now looking for an experienced Theatre Nurse (RN Adult) or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) to join their Theatre Department as a Senior Theatre Practitioner (Scrub, Anaesthetics and Recovery considered).

Rated “Good” in all areas, the hospital offers routine and complex interventions across a broad range of specialties for patients from Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and beyond. With 3 operating theatres plus an Ambulatory Care Unit and close ties to enhanced imaging and pathology services on-site, the department performs diverse procedures including:

  • Complex orthopaedic surgeries
  • Cosmetic procedures for weight loss and aesthetic purposes
  • Ophthalmic surgeries for glaucoma and cataracts, and
  • Other specialties such as ENT, OMF, gastroenterology, gynae, urology & oncology.

As a Senior Theatre Practitioner, you will join and act as a role model for a team that works hard to make sure each procedure goes as safely and smoothly as possible – as reflected in the hospital’s excellent patient satisfaction scores.

Led by one of the Top 10 Health & Social Care Companies to Work For in 2023, you can rest assured that you will be offered ongoing opportunities for further professional growth, the right work-life balance for you and your family, and enhanced support for your own health and wellbeing in return.

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5h) position for a Senior Theatre Practitioner with a mixed shift pattern.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) Registration either with the NMC (Registered Nurse, RN Adult) or the HCPC (Operating Department Practitioner, ODP)
  • (Essential) Relevant ILS and mentorship qualifications
  • (Essential) Evidence of further CPD within a relevant theatre specialty
  • (Essential) A broad level of theatre experience to include orthopaedics


Benefits & enhancements include:

  • Private healthcare schemes, covering pre-existing conditions, optical & dental
  • Sector-leading, fully-funded CPD opportunities (incl. accredited training, industry-recognised qualifications and leadership development)
  • Friends & Family hospital discounts
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days with length of service)
  • Enhanced benefits for new parents
  • Non-contributory life assurance
  • Access to substantial retail and leisure discounts, including the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme for wellbeing support
  • Employee reward and recognition schemes
  • Company pension scheme
  • And more!