Theatre Practitioner

Theatre 2750

Theatre Practitioner | KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Full Time Permanent | Competitive Salary in line with agenda for change.

Are you Theatre Practitioner who is keen to develop your skills in a variety of specialities?  Do you want to develop your career your way?

Due to a growth in service, we have an exciting opportunity for a strong and self-motivated Theatre Nurse or ODP to join our AfPP accredited perioperative team as a Theatre Practitioner.

You will be a key member of our multi-disciplinary Theatres team, working primarily as a scrub practitioner, ensuring a high standard of clinical care and safety for patients within the theatre unit.

This role is ideally suited to a registered practitioner (Nurse or ODP) with proven experience working in scrub, and who is patient oriented with a focus on continuous service improvement.

Your working hours will be 4 days per week working between Monday and Saturday 07:30 – 18:00.

Click here to see more about what our staff have to say about working in theatres at KIMS Hospital.

Role Responsibilities

  • Work primarily as a scrub practitioner, with the occasional need to work as an anaesthetic or recovery practitioner (once full training is given if required).
  • Assess and implement patient care requirements and evaluate outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with other departments e.g. Sterile Services, Wards, Imaging Department to ensure effective and smooth-running patient care.
  • Ensure that patients’ comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that your own practice and the practice of others is within an ethical and legal framework.

Person Specification


  • Be a qualified and registered Practitioner (RN or ODP)
  • Have post-registration clinical experience as a scrub theatre practitioner in an acute hospital (NHS or independent).
  • Have evidence of continuous professional development and its application.


  • Experience of planning, organising and running the daily work load in a theatre suite, including the supervision of staff.
  • Experience working as an Anaesthetic Practitioner.

KIMS Hospital is the largest independent hospital in Kent and we care about our staff. We support our staff in building a career and encourage them to feel their worth and enjoy their time at work. Our One Team culture creates a working environment that offers you the time to care, and our personalised development plans let you design your career your way and operate at your full potential.

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Free Secure Staff Parking
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test
  • Flexible working and annualised hours contracts are available
  • Relocation packages available

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 and disability confident employer.

Whilst we make every effort to contact all candidates we often receive a high volume of applications. if you do not receive a reply within 1 working week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, recruiter would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 237634 telephone or email

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 18th April 2024

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