Theatre Practitioner- Anaesthetics Assistant

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Theatres - Anaesthetics
Up to 37.5 hours per week
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£22,128 - £28,746 pa pro rata
31/03/2018 23:59

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Theatre Practitioners – Anaesthetic Assistant (Registered Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners) Band 5 Up to £28.7k + Excellent NHS Benefits

These posts are not suitable for newly qualified nurses as a specialist post basic qualification is required.

Theatre Practitioners – Anaesthetic Assistants are required by North Bristol NHS Trust, one of the largest hospital Trusts in the UK. You will be a part of a talented and prospering team and will participate in all aspects of clinical operating department work, primarily supporting the anaesthetist and also providing support to the scrub & Mediroom teams as required.

You'll be based at our state-of-the art £450m Hospital with a basic salary of between £22.1k and £28.7k (AFC Band 5) – depending on experience.

This is a full-time role but the Trust is open to hearing from practitioners seeking to negotiate a part-time opportunity; however, fixed hours cannot be guaranteed.


This post is an excellent opportunity to work within a large and dynamic theatre service boasting 34 operating theatres and interventional suites delivering a wide range of innovative surgery. We offer a vibrant and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

We will offer you support in extending your skills through the following:

• An opportunity to work within a pioneering service- we are the Major Trauma Centre for the South West Region and a specialist regional centre for a number of services, including neurosurgery, renal, plastics, burns and orthopaedics

• Induction and orientation programme and a supernumerary period

• Regular in-house training programmes and free access to the NBT Theatre Conference

• Revalidation support for NMC/HCPC registrants

• Career development - the option for bespoke rotation packages across specialties, and a well-structured and supported preceptorship programme to help you achieve your career aspirations and realise your full potential.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and international holidays, and a rich history.


As a Theatre Practitioner- Anaesthetic Assistant you will ensure the optimum delivery of skilled care and provide assistance to the anaesthetist during all surgical procedures.

Key duties will include:

• To act as the anaesthetic assistant for a variety of specialities carried out within the department as directed.
• To provide high quality, effective, Individualised care to all patients by assessing care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating them without supervision.
• Ensure all equipment is cleaned, checked daily and maintained and take appropriate action in regards to faulty equipment as per Trust policy.
• To assist in the handover of care to the Mediroom area
• To support the theatre and Mediroom staff as and when required
• Maintain the safety and wellbeing of patients, their relatives and staff in accordance with Health and Safety policies
• Communicate effectively at all times and maintain a harmonious working environment.
• Take an active role in maintaining effective communication with all disciplines.


The successful applicants will be Registered Nurses (NMC) with a specialist post basic qualification or Operating Department Practitioners (HCPC).

You will also have:
• Knowledge of patient care needs during surgery
• The availability to work a full pattern of shifts, including late shifts, week-ends, nights and bank holidays
• Evidence of ongoing professional development.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
• Experience of supporting students and novice staff

Apply now! For further enquiries or more information please contact or call us on 0117 41 45980 / 0117 41 45975
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Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates that have been shortlisted!

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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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