Theatre Support Worker – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Theatre Support Worker

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job overview

To assist with patient care and other departmental related duties as directed by Registered Theatre Practitioner.


Main duties of the job

Are you enthusiastic, conscientious, hardworking and kind? Are you passionate about healthcare, especially the area of perioperative care?

We are an innovative and passionate team working in a dynamic operating theatre. As a TSW at Addenbrookes Hospital you will be expected to assist the patient through the operative process. From collecting the patient for theatre to assisting the anaesthetic and scrub practitioners care for the patient through surgery

We expect you to carry out several duties including but not limited to cleaning the theatre between cases, helping with stock management and ensuring safety in theatres

This is an exciting insight into the operating theatre and we encourage personal development whilst you with us. We are able to provide full training for the TSW role and beyond, using several education programmes and pathways to help you to progress & develop. We also have a full support and induction programme to help you develop your skills.

Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Band 2 

As per Home Office guidelines, please be aware that, unfortunately, the Trust is unable to offer sponsorship for this particular position.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below – CUH Benefits.
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Qualifications-Meets CUH assessment criteria: a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy.Willingness to undertake training related to the job

Experience-Experience in a multi-disciplinary team.  Demonstrates verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Knowledge-Understand the importance of confidentiality and demonstrate knowledge of how it can be maintained.  Understands the importance of respect and communication  Understand Health & Safety requirements.  Understands the importance of good timekeeping  Understand

Desirable criteria

Qualifications-Completed Care Certificate  Level 2 Health and Social care Qualification/Apprenticeship or equivalent  GCSE A-C Maths & English or equivalent

Experience-Previous NHS Hospital experience or previous work in a care environment.  Previous operating theatre experience

Knowledge- Understands the importance of Infection Control Standards  Demonstrate an understanding of what it is like to work in an operating theatre.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Stroud
Job title
Assistant Practice Educator
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01223 257199
Additional information

or Marco Shaqiri on 01223 257199 [email protected]




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