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Senior Theatre Practitioner - SODP Orthopaedic

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa incl
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Staff Nurse/ODP to join our Operating department scrub team.

We have a vacancy for a Band 6 Senior staff Nurse/ ODP for the scrub team.

You will be a registered nurse with a post registration qualification in peri-operative practice or a qualified ODP.

You will have experience as staff nurse/ODP at band 5 and be skilled in a number of surgical specialties'. You will have leadership qualities and good communication skills. A speciality interest in Orthopaedic Implant Surgery would be advantageous

The post involves late duty.

Main duties of the job

To act as a team leader to an identified group of staff, monitoring anddocumenting the development of their clinical skills- Contribute to smooth running of the theatre list.- To establish, lead and maintain high standard of pre/peri andpostoperative care- To contribute positively towards the delivery of a cost effectiveservice, adjusting staffing levels to meet demand and assisting theclinical co-ordinators to keep within agreed resources

In order to meet the needs of the Trust's services you may be required from time to time to work at different locations to your normal place of work.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist with the ongoing organisation of the unit, includingresponsibility for a designated area of practice within department on adaily basis, to ensure optimal theatre utilisation at all times, facilitatingtimely admission and discharge of patients

To deputise in the absence of band 7 Lead Practitioner

Develop and monitor performance of junior staff within Theatres

Participate in the development of staff, ensuring appropriate skillmix and uphold agreed standards of care.

As appropriate, participate in disciplinary, grievance and absencemanagement procedure

To actively support the process of risk management and health &safety upholding relevant policies to promote this and ensuringincidents are reported appropriately (in writing) and helping identifyways of preventing errors and accidents to both patients and staff.

To participate in the allocation of staff in designated area ofresponsibility.

To participate in the on call rota

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • Substantial years of continuous recent experience as Band 5 scrub practitioner in acute setting.


  • 1st level NMC Registered general Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner- HCPC
  • Recognised theatre course or equivalent experience in wide range of settings

Orthopaedic Experience


  • Skills, Abilities and Attributes,Ability to organise and manage day to day departmental activities and the activities of large multidisciplinary team within this.


  • Experience of mentorship/clinical supervision .Team building and working skills - able to lead a team to achieve results

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