Theatre Practitioner (Bank)

BMI Healthcare.
06 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The BMI Huddersfield hospital in Huddersfield is a small yet busy elective surgical hospital in the heart of West Yorkshire that specialises in a wide variety of surgery. All our care is consultant led, resulting in strong working relationships with our specialist Consultants. Our theatre department has 2 spacious laminar flow operating theatres with a 3 bedded recovery bay. Development of theatres is ongoing and a great deal has been invested in the past 18 months in relation to theatre equipment, staff and the environment which will continue into the future.

We are looking for a dynamic forward thinking ODP or theatre nurse to participate in delivering a consistently high standard of patient care. You will be part of a hard-working, skilled and enthusiastic team. The ideal candidate will have experience in working in various roles throughout a theatre complex, with a keen drive to learn and develop, and must have a positive problem-solving attitude. There are opportunities for the successful candidate to develop further, utilising both internal and external courses, as required.

We have an opportunity for a Theatre Practitoner to join their team of staff in the Theatre department.

This is a bank role working on an “as and when required” basis, you will be required to supplement staffing levels during busy periods and provide cover for existing staff in times of annual leave or absence.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC registration.
  • ILS.
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic -
  • Caring and Professional nature.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work in a team and use own initiative.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Duties of this role include:

  • To deliver safe quality care for patients during their perioperative phase of care. To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department.
  • Maintain knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act. Ensuring appropriate measures are taken in respect of Health and Safety for patients, relatives, visitors, hospital staff and contractors.
  • Achieve agreed objectives and demonstrating BMI behaviours at all time.
  • Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments, and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures.
  • The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies and additional equipment during an operating list, ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.
  • Conduct mandatory patient checks including informed consent, patients identity and operative site against the supporting documentation, prior to the start of the procedure.

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Huddersfield is a large, bustling and diverse town, with many attractions including beautiful, accessible countryside surrounding the town, 2 top flight sports clubs, a thriving amateur sports provision, a fabulous theatre, annual food and drink festivals, numerous celebratory festivals, diverse shopping, as well as museums and art gallery. The town is hugely accessible by road, being served by 2 junctions of the M62 and bordering the M1 to the south. It is under an hours drive to the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield. There are good train links via the renowned Grade 1 listed train station in the centre of the town.

Salary & Benefits:

BMI Healthcare offers a competitive hourly rate.


If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please complete our brief online application form and ensure to upload the most recent copy of CV. We aim to respond to your application within 14 days of the closing date.