Operating Theatre Professionals

Operating department practitioners play a major role in each phase of a person’s operation. Theatres are an exciting setting for your healthcare career, involving a whole host of specialisms such as emergency, trauma, orthopaedics, obstetrics and general surgery.

Joining the team at the Royal Devon presents a whole host of opportunities, including the chance to work in different settings with a rotational work pattern.

It’s a brilliant way to glean exposure and experience. You’ll be making a difference every day, transforming the way our patients carry out day-to-day activities, improving their mobility and regaining their independence after illness, injury or trauma. Funding is available for continued professional development, so take your pick of the acute and community pathways that open up as you strive to progress.

What is it like to work at the Royal Devon?

What is it like to work at the Royal Devon?

We are here for you every step of the way, and our busy and compassionate team offers huge potential for development with opportunities for apprenticeships, continued professional learning and advanced practice. Work is exhilarating, fast-paced and full of variety thanks to excellent rotations through theatres and other surgery departments.

You’ll also discover new environments as you work across departments and at community hospitals. Postgraduate education and continuing professional development (CPD) is actively encouraged in the department.

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Becoming a Theatre Practitioner at the Royal Devon

What does a career pathway look like?

What does a career pathway look like?

There are so many ways to achieve a fulfilling and rewarding career as an Operating Theatre Practitioner. You may be starting afresh and looking for a brand new role, or perhaps you have dedicated a few years to other goals and are looking to return to practice. If you are interested in developing your role, we have a wealth of opportunities you can harness too.

To help you on your way, we produced a brochure to kick start your career with us. 

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Advancing your career

Your bespoke learning journey

Your bespoke learning journey

You’ll be supported to create your own personal development plan. This is used to identify your individual training needs, which can be met from the wide range of learning opportunities available such as clinical skills, management development, coaching and mentoring, IT skills and much more.

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Experienced Theatre Practitioners

Preceptiorship programme

Preceptiorship programme

Whether you are newly qualified, joining us from outside the UK, or returning to practice, our Preceptorship Programme will help you find your feet so you feel as confident and competent as possible.

The structured programme consists of a series of study days, after which you will apply theory to practice and hone the skills you have learned as you gain experience within your clinical area. These study days are spread over the course of a year.

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Last updated: August 17, 2023


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