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Job opportunities to be showcased at operating theatres open day

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for qualified Operating Department Practitioners or Nurses, Theatre Support Workers and aspiring individuals who are interested in a career in theatres. The Alexandra Hospital, Kidderminster Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital can offer you this opportunity.

At the Trust’s dedicated Theatre Open Day on Saturday 20 October, you will get a chance to meet and chat with our team, take a tour of our advanced facilities and find out about training and development that’s shaped around your ambitions.

We are looking for the next leading lights to join our friendly, talented team. Join us and we will put you centre stage, with excellent opportunities to progress, improve, and consolidate your theatre skills - in scrub, recovery and anaesthetics.

Mathew Trotman, Theatres Matron at the Trust, said: “Working in theatres you are an important part of the operating department team working with surgeons, anaesthetists, operating department practitioners and theatre nurses to help ensure every operative procedure is safe and effective for patients and staff. It’s an extremely rewarding career.”

“The great thing about working at the Trust is that there are rotation opportunities across our sites meaning substantive team members and trainees get to experience both emergency and elective surgery, as well as specialist environments including major vascular, urology, maxillio facial, orthopaedics and obstetrics. I’d encourage anyone with an interest to come along and find out more.”

Chloe Smith qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner last year and currently works at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. She said: I have made some lifelong friends here, if I ever needed any help someone would always be there. I can’t see myself working anywhere else. I think it’s amazing, I really do. I love it”.

Andy Fryer, Theatre Recruitment and Development lead said “This is about looking for people to help develop them through a career pathway”

Lyndsey Neate, Senior Nurse and Theatres Training and Development Lead who works at Kidderminster Treatment centre said “I have worked in theatres 22 years, and from the start, I loved theatres so much I knew that was what I wanted to do. Theatres offer a great pathway for career progression and I’m an example of that.”

The Trust has partnerships with Coventry University and Birmingham City University, offering student placements across its hospitals as part of the two/three year student Operating Department Practitioner course.

To meet the team, tour the department and take the first step towards a rewarding career, come along to the Theatre Open Day from 9.30am to 1.30pm at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch on Saturday, 20 October. Free parking and refreshments will be available. For further details visit www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/theatrejobs