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Acute Theatres - Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Acute Theatres
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time/ Part time
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MFT - Wythenshawe Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a. (pro rata)
24/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

If you are motivated and driven and want to be part of a team who are dedicated to delivering high quality care to patients and their carers then take some time to read through what we have to offer. We are a multidisciplinary team who work closely together and support each other, whilst providing high quality care to our patients. We have 7 operating theatres within the acute theatre suite.

This area is a dynamic department pushing the frontiers of medicine. We specialise in Trauma & Elective Orthopaedics, Emergencies, colorectal and upper GI Surgery. We also have a state of the art hybrid theatre for the care of vascular patients combined with interventional radiology.

The department provides the hospital with excellent 24/7 cover for elective and emergency patient care. We are an institute that offers all opportunities to develop you in both your career and education. We strive to provide excellent standards of evidence based care.

Candidates will be given the opportunity to rotate through our 3 theatre suites to gain exposure to the wide range of theatre experiences available within our trust if desired. In return we deliver an excellent supernumerary orientation and induction programme for all our new starters, individually tailored to your current level of knowledge and experience.

Post-holders will also have access to the MFT - Wythenshawe Hospital Academy and LEAD Training Programme, a unique and innovative concept to develop skillsets, which brings together all of the education and training activities of the MFT under one umbrella. We have an in-house mentorship programme in place affiliated to a well-known university and CPD courses to aid in your development in your role as a practitioner within the organisation.

Our commitment is further reinforced by our robust Trust Nurse Revalidation Programme – offering an e-portfolio and dedicated individual support for registered nurses.

MFT - Wythenshawe Hospital is a major acute teaching Trust recognised as a centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport.

We recruit staff that are open, honest and focused on striving for excellence, having built an enviable international reputation on five unwavering principles for clinical excellence, research and development, teaching, learning and for treating patients with compassion, respect and dignity.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Ellis/Victoria Dale Theatre Leads Acute Theatres on 0161 291 6509/6500 or email or

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2338