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Theatre Practitioner in Stockport, UK – Visa Sponsorship Available

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This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours a week. You will be required to cover variable days and weekends to meet business needs.

Tier 2 visa sponsorship available.

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.

Job Title: Theatre Practitioner
Location: Stockport SK1
Job Type: Full-time

Are you a Theatre Practitioner who wants to continue helping people but need a better work life balance? If yes, then CHEC is your employer of choice! We have an exciting opportunity for Theatre Practitioners to join us 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. If you are a registered nurse or operating department practitioner, we can provide training and professional development to benefit your career.

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

Ideally you will have proven experience as a Scrub Practitioner in Ophthalmic theatres, however our clinical education team can provide training and mentorship for your transition into working within our ophthalmic / cataract surgical centres.

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 daily
  • Assist surgeons in the delivery of ophthalmic care
  • Admission and discharge of patients on theatre days
  • 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


About CHEC

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.

Why work for us?

  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Company pension
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Bluelight Card- 100’s of discount and cashback options
  • Performance review with a training and development plan
  • Employee discounts portal
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tech scheme
  • MediCash – Health cash plan

Founded in 2012, CHEC has worked in partnership with thousands of optometrists to deliver our shared care partnership model. We are now one of the largest providers of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK.

As a specialist provider of community ophthalmology, we are pleased to have built a reputation for high quality, patient-focused care that ensures we always remain responsive and considerate to the needs of our patients. This model is underpinned by our dedicated clinical and non-clinical teams across the country who continue to serve our patients by providing excellent end to end care for every eye condition, as well as supporting the NHS. We consider this one of our USP’s, setting us apart from other independent sector providers as we strive to work in partnership with providers to improve services for all.

Our vision is simple. To make eyecare more readily available and accessible throughout local communities by offering patients greater choice, flexibility and reduced waiting times.

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