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Senior Anaesthetic Cardiothoracic Theatre Practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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John Radcliff
£33,706 - £40,588 £33,706 - £40,588 per annum pro rata
Salary period
16/10/2022 23:59

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Cardiothoracic Anaesthetic Theatre Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.


The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.


Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit


Job overview

We are looking to recruit a forward thinking motivated practitioner (RN’s and ODP’s) at band 6 who would like to join our Cardio-Thoracic anaesthetic practitioner team, within Cardiothoracic Theatres at Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust.

The department has a full time vacancy within our Cardio-thoracic theatres.  Working as part of the cardiothoracic anaesthetic team, looking after patients undergoing a variety of Cardiac and Thoracic procedures as well as procedures in our Cardiac Angiography Suite. 

This is an ideal opportunity to join a supportive cohesive team that provides an excellent standard of care for patients undergoing a variety of Cardiac and Thoracic surgery Oxford University Hospitals is proud to be a centre of excellence and the cardiothoracic surgical specialty and attracts nationwide referrals.

Main duties of the job

When working within cardiothoracic theatres you have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, achieving good outcomes with world wide innovative procedures, such as Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve  and Complex Aortic  Surgery.  The Cardiac Angiography suite have a well-established TAVI programme and have recently started doing Mitra Clip and Tricuspid valve procedures, as well as a variety of electrophysiology procedures.

We provide a supportive working environment for you to develop the necessary skills to fulfil these cardiothoracic senior anaesthetic practitioner roles offering, preceptorship, mentorship and other educational opportunities.                    

This posts involve working an on call commitment to provide an out of hours emergency service and you will be expected to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills competencies within an agreed period of time before commencing on-call duties.

Candidates needing to be within 30 minutes travelling distance of the hospital to cover out of hour’s emergency work. If the candidate lives further away an on call room is available.

Oxford University Hospitals is proud to be a centre of excellence and the cardiothoracic surgical specialty attracts nationwide referrals to its surgical service


Closing Date: 16th October 2022


Planned interview Date: TBA

Working for our organisation

Do you commit to the values around compassionate excellence?

We also support the foundation and development of staff through in house courses and  Peri- Operative Care Course, further academic courses and study days.

We encourage all our staff to achieve a healthy work/life balance in a friendly, supportive environment where people are keen to share their skills.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Are you an anaesthetic theatre practitioner that enjoys giving your best?

Do you look for a challenge every time you come to work?

As a member of the cardiothoracic anaesthetic team you will contribute by:-

1. Planning, delivering and evaluation of patient care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic anaesthetic.

2. Managing and co-ordinating the peri-operative team within direct clinical area.

3. Implementing local protocols and standards with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team

4. Participate in clinical trials and research

5. Deputise for cardiothoracic anaesthetic sister as required

6. Providing expert clinical advice to nurses/ODP and members of the multi-disciplinary team

7. Maintaining appropriate stock levels and providing high standards of cleanliness.

8. Supporting learners.

9. Undertake quality assurance audits

10. support specific link roles

Person specification


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Charlotte Hunns
Job title
Cardiothoracic Anaethetic Sister
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01865 857800
Additional information 01865 857800


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