Senior Theatre Practitioner

Theatre 1891

Vacancy: Senior Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 1891

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: 37.5

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Deputy Theatre Manager you will work as a senior member of the theatre team ensuring high standards of clinical care and safety of patients within the theatre unit. You will provide clinical leadership to junior staff, deputising for the Deputy Theatre Manager in their absence.   You will champion patient experience during the peri-operative phase and ensure consistently high standards of patient care, interaction and communication at all times.

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week split over 4 days, and will include ‘Out of hours’ working and on call.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Working as a senior member of the team you will ensure a high standard of clinical care and safety for patients within the theatre unit.
  • Communicating effectively with other departments e.g. Sterile Services, Wards, and Imaging department to ensure efficient patient care.
  • Preparing operating and anaesthetic rooms for surgery as required. To include equipment and supplies required for specific procedures, ensuring appropriate use of resources and minimal waste.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of infection prevention and control are carried out.
  • Assessing patient care requirements, implementing care and evaluating outcomes.

Person Specification:

  • Be a registered Practitioner (RN or ODP)
  • Desirable experience working within orthopaedics.  
  • Post registration clinical experience in an acute hospital (NHS or Private)
  • Be proficient in providing assistance during a wide range of surgical lists.
  • Have experience in planning, organising and running lists within the theatre suite.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have postgraduate clinical qualification in a speciality or as Surgical First Assistant.

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Lily would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538217 or email

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at


Posted 22nd January 2022

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