Theatre nurses work with patients of all ages and are involved in each phase of a person’s operation.
You’ll provide high standards of skilled care and support during each phase of a patient’s perioperative care.
You’ll work in hospital operating theatres and anaesthetic/recovery areas. You may also be involved with procedures on wards, clinics or in other specialist areas. You’ll work as part of a large team that will include surgeons, anaesthetists, operating department practitioner (ODPs), theatre support workers and porters.
Good morning from the Theatres Department at Royal Bolton Hospital 🌅
Today we’ll be going behind-the-scenes to see the amazing work that takes place.
From 8am the staff spring into action to set up the theatres. We’re expecting 13 patients through the doors this morning. pic.twitter.com/grpTl0uurf
— Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (@boltonnhsft) July 26, 2022
Your standard working week will be around 37.5 hours on shift pattern which can include nights, early starts, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. As a theatre nurse, you’ll be paid on the Agenda for Change (AFC) pay system, typically starting at band 5.
You’ll also have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as at least 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
Compassionate care comes from staff who are well looked after, and the NHS is a well-respected national employer.
We have one of the most competitive and supportive benefits packages, including: