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Recruiting now - Theatres, Anaesthetics & Sterile Services

Are you a passionate and dedicated nurse 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 can 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.

We offer you the opportunity to be based mainly in one department; however moving between theatre suites may be required for training and development or to meet service needs. 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.

About us

The Theatres, Anaesthetics & Sterile Services (TASS) directorate is made up of 23 theatres over three operating theatre departments:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. The Horton General Hospital Operating Theatre Department (Banbury) is a four theatre unit where routine and some emergency surgery takes place. Specialties include day surgery, vascular, dental, plastics, emergencies, general, gynaecology, ophthalmics, urology and trauma orthopaedics. The unit mainly provides care for adult patients but with some paediatrics.

Each hospital site is supported by a Theatre Sterile Services Unit (TSSU) providing support for surgery and a range of employment development opportunities.