What are the benefits of working as a theatre practitioner at Benenden Hospital?

Our theatres are well staffed by a team of appropriately trained and competent personnel who are equipped with the skills and abilities to administer high quality patient care throughout the perioperative journey. We follow the Association for Perioperative practice (AfPP) staffing guidance. Our management structure is open and visible, and all staff are actively encouraged to contribute to continuous improvement via Bright Ideas.

We are the first independent private hospital in the country to have gained anaesthetic accreditation and our endoscopy service is JAG accredited. The patient services director is very supportive of annual inhouse training days and insitu team emergency training scenarios.

Our consultants are accessible and have great relationships with ODPs and nurses and our non-clinical patient support services are very responsive.

Current theatre practitioner roles

Theatre Practitioner

Competitive Salary

Full Time - 37.5 Hours per week

Benenden Hospital require a Theatre Practitioner to work in our modern and well-equipped theatres. As a private hospital, set in the heart of the Weald of Kent, you would be joining a hospital rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. this is a fantastic opportunity to join our outstanding team,

The Theatre Practitioner will plan and Implement high standards of perioperative care for patients promoting a patient –focussed approach to care. You will also be responsible for planning, preparing and facilitating theatre lists, and ensuring patient areas are safe.

To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • First level Registered Nurse/ HCPC registered ODP
  • Post registration education in a relevant speciality, degree in Operating Department Practice 
  • Scrub Nurse with post qualification scrub experience in a range of surgical specialities. Experience orthopaedic scrub is essential
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills to build and support team
  • Strong patient centred approach

It would also be an advantage to have the following attributes and qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills e.g. MS Outlook, Excel, Word and web based reporting systems
  • Excellent organisational planning and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience in providing support and mentorship to more junior roles

For a full Job profile, please click here

If you require further information on this role please contact Debbie Woodward on 01580 857472.

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, your up to date CV and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

Theatre Practitioner

Competitive Salary

Part Time 23 Hours per week

Benenden Hospital require a Theatre Practitioner to work in our modern and well-equipped theatres. As a private hospital, set in the heart of the Weald of Kent, you would be joining a hospital rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. this is a fantastic opportunity to join our outstanding team,

The Theatre Practitioner will plan and Implement high standards of perioperative care for patients promoting a patient –focussed approach to care. You will also be responsible for planning, preparing and facilitating theatre lists, and ensuring patient areas are safe.

To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • First level Registered Nurse/ HCPC registered ODP
  • Post registration education in a relevant speciality, degree in Operating Department Practice 
  • Scrub Nurse with post qualification scrub experience in a range of surgical specialities. Experience orthopaedic scrub is essential
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills to build and support team
  • Strong patient centred approach

It would also be an advantage to have the following attributes and qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills e.g. MS Outlook, Excel, Word and web based reporting systems
  • Excellent organisational planning and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience in providing support and mentorship to more junior roles

For a full Job profile, please click here

If you require further information on this role please contact Debbie Woodward on 01580 857472.

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

Please note that if a large number of applications are received this vacancy may close before the closing date without notice.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

Staff Nurse/Registered Practitioner – Ambulatory Care Unit

Competitive Salary

Full Time, Permanent Contract

Are you a Registered Practitioner looking for new and exciting work as part of our award winning JAG accredited Endoscopy and Ambulatory Care and Theatre Teams?

Our multi-million pound redevelopment means we can offer first class services in a well-equipped and modern environment. With an Outstanding CQC rating, and ACSA accreditation you can be confident you are joining an industry leading team.

Our Ambulatory Care Unit looks after patients requiring a range of procedures across multiple specialities as well as supporting Endoscopy and is linked closely with our main theatres providing ample opportunity to develop skills and knowledge or consolidate existing ones.

At Benenden Hospital the emphasis is on high quality care and putting our patients first, we look forward to welcoming you to our team.

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have the following;

  • First Level Registered Nurse or HCPC ODP
  • Post registration education in a relevant speciality
  • Basic Phlebotomy
  • ECG monitoring
  • Excellent organisational planning
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills
  • You will also need a highly patient centred and team approach to your work.

It is also desirable that you also have the following:

  • A degree in Healthcare or 5 years+ experience
  • You should also be able to demonstrate ILS training (or a willingness to undertake)

For a full Role Profile, please click here

If you require further information on this role please contact Debbie Woodward on 01580 857472.

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

Why wait?  Apply now.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, your up to date CV and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

I have a question about working in the theatres team

What qualifications are required to work as a theatre practitioner?

To become a theatre practitioner, you’ll need to be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or First Level Registered Nurse, having undertaken specialist (anaesthetic / scrub) post-registration training.

What theatre practitioner roles do we have at Benenden Hospital?

We have a variety of theatre practitioner and endoscopy practitioner roles available in our main theatres and Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU).

What training and development is on offer to theatre practitioners?

Every Benenden Hospital employee gets a personalised career development plan. If you are a senior theatre practitioner, we can support you to develop into a leadership role or become a Surgical First Assistant (SFA).

Whatever your grade, we have excellent in-house coaching and training available to ensure that your clinical skills are kept up to date.

We also send staff on external training courses annually (i.e. difficult airway management training, transfer of the critically ill patient, etc) and support staff representation at national and local conferences relevant to their area of work (infection control, pain management, AfPP, etc).

Contact us about theatre vacancies

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

For other general vacancy enquiries, please contact us by calling the number below or by completing our enquiry form.