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Anaesthetic Practitioner

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,518 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

The Theatre Anaesthetic team are looking to recruit Band 5 ODPs or Registered Nurses with recognised anaesthetic qualification, to work within our specialised cardiothoracic suite comprising of Six theatres, Cath labs and thoracic recovery.

In addition to a range of staff benefits, we offer a �1,000 welcome payment**

Main duties of the job

To help and support the patient prior to surgery, preparing a wide range of specialist equipment and drugs, including anaesthetic machines, intravenous equipment, and devices that safely secure the patient's airway during anaesthesia. During the surgical procedure the anaesthetic practitioner will also provide essential support between the surgical team and other parts of the operating theatre and hospital. The anaesthetic practitioner will also be responsible for the preparation and safe transfer of the patient to the Critical Care or Recovery area.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UKs leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge.

It performs the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UKs first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future.

Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today.

The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence and collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles and interactions.

Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality. The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion Excellence Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work flexibly



  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • At least 12 months clinical experience



  • Ability to treat all patient/employee information confidentially
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate information verbally which maybe sensitive / difficult

Values and Behaviours


  • Ability to uphold the Trusts values Compassion Excellence Collaboration and associated behaviour standard at all times



  • ODP qualification
  • Qualified nurse with a recognised anaesthetic course


  • Practice assessor qualification

Professional Registration


  • HCPC (ODP) or NMC (registered nurse (must still have recognised anaesthetic course))

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

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Biomedical Campus




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