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Recruitment open day: Theatres & HDU


If you’re thinking ‘new year, new career’ then you’re in luck!

On Sunday 20 January we’re opening our Theatre Department and High Dependency Unit for the day to let you know about the fantastic job opportunities at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. What’s more, after a short interview you could leave with a job offer on the same day!

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Great job opportunities in a unique Trust

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is a special Trust that offers a working experience unique in the West Midlands. As a specialist elective Trust it’s very different here than in other local hospitals. There’s a lot to commend us:

  • Family friendly and flexible hours
  • Minimal shifts and no Bank Holiday working
  • Excellent overtime opportunities at a competitive rate
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • Full support for newly qualified staff and those new to the theatre environment
  • Positive and supportive leadership and multidisciplinary working
  • Innovative surgery at the cutting-edge of orthopaedic care
  • Well located site on a central road with easy transport links
  • Fun social events throughout the year
  • A staff wellbeing programme
  • A positive, values-based culture
  • A bright future of growth and expansion

Which role is right for you

We have a number of exciting roles available which you can find out more about and interview for on the same day. Everyone who joins the ROH will be offered a full and induction and support to adapt to a new environment and role.

  • Operating Department Practitioners (ODP): Band 5
  • Theatres Scrub Nurses: Band 5
  • Recovery Practitioners: Band 5
  • HDU Nurses: Band 5

View our current vacancies on NHS Jobs

Come to our Theatres & HDU Open Day

Schedule for those looking for Theatre jobs

10am: Arrival and introduction

Please arrive at Gate C (the main entrance). Free parking is available if required. You will be met by two members of staff; Steff Palanas and Sybil Sangalang.
You’ll then be taken to the Theatre Department for introductions and welcome

10:15am: Interview start

What to bring: 

  • Passport or drivers’ licence
  • Proof of address (within 3 months)
  • Your national insurance number

Band 5 roles: Interview will consist of a numeracy test (20 mins) If successful, this will be followed by an interview with two members of staff.

Following your interview

  • Tour of the department
  • Workshop on how to scrub and gown up for a procedure
  • Overview of a working operating theatre
  • Q & A with staff to get understanding of what theatres and recovery are like
  • Feedback from interviews on the day

More information

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Schedule for those looking for HDU jobs

12 - 3pm: Open session

Please arrive at Gate C (the main entrance). Free parking is available if required. Come along for a short tour of the unit, meet some the team, and have some cake (there’s always cake available!). This is an open session where you can look around and ask questions.

We are looking at recruiting Band 5’s in the department for various shift patterns.

More information

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0121 685 4000 (Ext) 55381

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About out High Dependency Unit (HDU)

The High dependency unit is a 9 bedded unit, consisting of 7 Adult patient beds including 2 side rooms and a separate purpose built Children’s and young person’s HDU (CYPHDU. We care for post-operative patients who need close monitoring for more than a few hours and who have high risk co-morbidity or treatments which require a higher level of care. We can optimise sick patients pre-operatively to make them more stable for theatre. Patients who have deteriorated on a ward, or have had emergency surgery may be admitted to HDU for stabilisation and monitoring.
Our HDU provides care routinely for patients who need up to Level 2 support (single organ). Sometimes, patients deteriorate and become Level 3 (usually those who need advanced respiratory support, through endotracheal intubation and artificial ventilation). These patients are stabilised before transfer to an intensive care unit (ICU) in our local critical care network.
As a HDU we play an active role within the Critical Care Network and we strive to continue to improve our standards in providing a first choice in Orthopaedic Care. We have made significant improvements within the department and are continuing to improve the standards we deliver
We  provide a fully supported induction programme for 6 weeks and ongoing support when incorporated into the Nursing staff allocation. Ongoing Development is a key part to continuing your development in your role and support you to complete a University accredited course when appropriate. Our competencies are based on the Critical care network frameworks and can be transferred within the critical care network.