Registered Nurses/ODPs - Theatres

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Leicester's Hospitals are recruiting Band 5 Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners for Theatres in our brand new East Midlands Elective Care Hub (based at General Hospital), Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital.

We have over 50 operating theatres covering most specialities including (but not limited to) Children's Cardiac Congenital, Obstetrics, Urology, Adult Cardiac, Paediatric, Robotic Surgery, Trauma and Elective Orthopedics, Emergency, General, Renal, Plastics and ENT.

There is excellent scope for learning and advancement and we have our own dedicated Education Team and on the ground clinical skills supervisors to help you develop your career.

Experience in Theatres, or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential as bespoke training is provided. We welcome applications from student Operating Department Practitioners and those returning to practice.

Shift work requirements vary depending on the specialist theatre.

Student nurses please apply directly to the quarterly Newly Registered Nurse adverts.

Want to check us out first? Come along to our Theatres Open Day on Sat 3rd Juneat the LGH site. Link below:
Theatres Open Day Tickets, Sat 3 Jun 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Main duties of the job

  • To co-ordinate and provide skilled clinical practise (without direct supervision) to patients, in accordance with responsibilities under NMC/HCPC Code of Conduct.
  • To contribute to the continued development of Nurses/Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), including the supervision of junior nurses/ODPs and support staff.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based clinical care to a group of patients.
  • Assist and contribute to the management and organisation of a theatre or unit
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing/ODP care.
  • Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model, mentoring, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Make a referral to another practitioner when it is in the best interests of somebody in your care
  • Act without delay if you believe those in your care, you, a colleague or anybody else may be at risk
  • Confirm that the outcome of any delegated task meets required standards
  • Make sure that everybody for whom you are responsible is supervised and supported
  • Deal with problems and complaints constructively and not allow a complaint to prejudice the care your provide to somebody
  • Deliver care based on the best available evidence or best practice

Please refer to the Job description/person specification for full details on the role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Registered nurse, qualified ODP or student ODP
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training


  • In possession or or willingness to work towards recognised NMC/HCPC teaching qualification
  • Experience in the speciality applied for
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development or reflective portfolio

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Understands the importance of team working
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate well with patients of diverse cultures and understanding


  • Computer literacy



  • Good basic understanding of the importance of delivering high quality care
  • Recognises own level of competence and limitations
  • Demonstrates understanding of quality


  • Displays motivation and ideas of future career development

Planning and Organisation


  • Ability to decision make and prioritise clinical workload
  • Demonstrates understanding of their own role in efficient management of resources

Equality and Diversity


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


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