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The opportunities to work in our theatres or ITU teams are endless. You don’t need to have experience in working in theatres or ITU because our dedicated education team are very experienced and will offer you the right training, development and support to fulfil your potential. We are currently developing simulation training and have bespoke inductions and competency packages to develop you into a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner. We support your transition from supernumerary status to autonomous practitioner with the aid of mentors and clinical skills supervisors who will work along side you in clinical practice.

We are very interested in hearing from nurses and Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) who have experience within Theatres and ITUs as we are entering an exciting period of expansion to our theatres and intensive care beds. The Trusts strategic direction will see re allocation of acute services to 2 sites; having these moves supported with refurbishment programmes and fantastic new builds. Currently plans are underway to build a state of the art hybrid theatre which will offer ample opportunities to work within a highly skilled multi disciplinary team.

As a Trust we are reviewing all workforce opportunities and we have a broad scope of roles within our theatres and ITUs. Associate Practitioner roles are well established within theatres and we are rolling out advanced critical care practitioner roles within our ITUs.

If you’re interested in being an intensive care nurse there are unique opportunities to gain experience of acute emergency care, adult ECMO, cardio Thoracic and outreach services as well as complex post operative elective care. We pride ourselves on the research and developments our tertiary centres lead on and we work closely with the local universities.

With the case mix of patients treated currently in UHL there are substantial benefits from merging small units to create larger units. Over the next 5 years there will be opportunities to work in our planned expanded purpose built ITUs. This will offer you opportunities to develop skills and work with a range of both elective and emergency patients in ITUs that deliver care using new and effective technology.

If it’s theatres you’re interested in, we have 46 theatres across the three hospital sites which offer a whole range of experiences. We carry out elective, trauma, emergency, day case and paediatric surgical procedures. We undertake a variety of specialties that include; General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cardiac, Thoracic, Max Fax, Plastics, ENT, Elective and Trauma Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Vascular, Colorectal, HPB, Renal and Urology, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Day Case and dedicated Emergency Teams.

This is a very exciting time to join us as we expand and redevelop our theatres to create a purpose built environment to work in. Our post operative care units range from day case, advanced recovery units and 24 hour post anaesthetic care units. All of our Recovery areas offer opportunities to develop advanced skills and care for level 2 patients. We are keen to support our nursing staff to undertake university training to become a dual practitioner in both scrub and anaesthetic roles and we encourage those that have not practiced anaesthetics for some time to apply as opportunities to return to practice will become available.

Your training and development is really important to us, as is creating a team where you are happy and dedicated. We value all of our staff and acknowledge that team work is safe work. We will give you the skills and knowledge to understand our policies and practises and we know that staff engagement and involvement is the key to our success and promoting a safe environment for all.