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NOTSSCaN Operating Theatres

Are you a passionate and dedicated nurse (RN) or operating department practitioner (ODP)?

Do you have good interpersonal and communication skills with an enthusiasm to learn in order to provide individualised care for patients in these clinical specialties?

Do you relish working collaboratively within a productive multidisciplinary team to promote the delivery of evidence based, safe patient care?

Whether you have experience in theatres or not, we would like to hear from you.

What we offer

We have an experienced education team in place to support your development and career progression, whether you are newly qualified, have experience from other areas or are returning to practice. Our learning environment includes preceptorship, supernumerary status while achieving competencies, an in-house perioperative course, support for revalidation and leadership development.

Further Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is available including the PG Cert/Dip Advanced Perioperative Care. This course is accredited by the University of Northampton and delivered in the Trust.

We offer you the opportunity to be based mainly in one department. Full- and part-time posts are available in most areas; these posts include a commitment to day/night rotation, Bank Holidays and weekend working, with participation in an on-call rota where applicable.

About us

There are three Operating Theatre Departments in the Division.

NOTSSCaN Division

John Radcliffe Hospital

The John Radcliffe Main Operating Theatre Department (Headington, Oxford) is a five theatre unit where routine and emergency surgery takes place. Specialties include vascular, emergencies, general, gynaecology, trauma orthopaedics and spinal surgery. The unit mainly provides care for adult patients but with some paediatrics, and is the theatre suite for Major Trauma.

John Radcliffe Hospital West Wing

The West Wing Operating Theatre Department (Headington, Oxford) is a 14 theatre unit over two floors and provides specialist surgery for adults and paediatrics. Specialties are ear, nose and throat (ENT), ophthalmology, plastics, neurology, paediatric orthopaedics, general and maxillofacial surgery.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Operating Theatre Department (Headington, Oxford) is an eight theatre unit where elective orthopaedic surgery takes place. This specialist centre provides care for adult patients in sub-specialities including hands, feet, shoulder, knees, hips, spinal, revision, sarcoma and plastic surgery.

Contact us

Please contact us if you would like more information or to arrange an informal visit.

Valerie McAvoy, Lead Nurse: Practice Education and Recruitment

Tel: 01865 231539


Last reviewed:01 December 2022