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Bank Ophthalmic Theatre Practitioner

Salary £ Competitive
Location Preston, Fulwood
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Job Title: Theatre Practitioner

Contract Type:  Bank

Rate: £32 per hour


We are always looking for great talent to join our team and help achieve our ambitious goals and growth. We care about our people, and we care about the future of eye health and how CHEC can play an innovative part in making this great, with your help.

Are you a Theatre Practitioner who wants to take control of your own rota with flexibility to work the shifts that suit you?

We are looking for flexible Theatre Practitioners to join our bank, as we continue to expand throughout the UK!


About the Role

The key responsibilities of the Theatre Practitioner will be to focus on patient centric care, participating in the entire pathways for all patients from pre-admission, surgery, and post-operative management.

You will be an experienced Theatre Practitioner undertaking preoperative assessment, diagnostics testing, and theatre scrub under AfPP good practice guidance.


We are looking for someone who can:

  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing support to patients, friends, and families
  • Prepare clinical areas for clinical activities
  • Assist surgeons in the delivery of ophthalmic care
  • Admission and discharge of patients
  • Participate in departmental audits
  • Pro-active and keen to learn and have a passion to deliver quality care
  • Have effective listening, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Thrives in a team environment


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Previous theatre experience is required. Ophthalmic scrub experience is preferred but not essential as full training is available for suitably qualified RGNs / ODP’s with at least 2 years post qualification clinical experience in a secondary care setting or similar.
  • Evidence of relevant professional development, clinically, preferably evidenced by certification RN with valid NMC Registration / ODP with valid HCPC Registration
  • Up-to-date knowledge in area of practice.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for delivering first- rate patient safety and care


Why work for us?

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Dedicated clinical education team
  • Great team and working environment
  • Free uniform
  • Flexible shift options



Community Health and Eyecare are an independent service provider that specialise in Ophthalmology and Endoscopy services supporting the NHS. CHEC are an established group of hospitals and community clinics across the UK. Our bespoke state of the art surgical centres are a beacon of envy, providing end-to-end care for our patients through NHS partnerships.

We have 5 core values that we uphold through our employee and patient lifecycle to ensure a pleasant experience for all. These are Caring, Passionate, Togetherness, Listening and Focus, something that all our colleagues are expected to naturally uphold here at CHEC.

Good relationships are built on trust, integrity, and honesty, the values that underpin CHEC’s commitment to the delivery of patient focused services. We strongly believe in a strong and open relationship with our employees.

As an employer, CHEC offers a great place to work and an enthusiastic team to work within. Amongst the benefits of becoming a CHEC team member are:

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