Operating Department Practitioner/Anesthetic Theatre Nurse - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate own workload, organising equipment and resources as service demands, in accordance with policies and protocols. Ensuring all documentation relating to patient care is maintained, accurate and legible.

Liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary tea who are involved in the specialised care of patients. Ability to give and receive sensitive and complex information.

Prepare and organise clinical work areas to receive patients, ensuring own practice is evidence and research based.

Act as a patient advocate respecting autonomy, privacy, dignity and confidentiality

To continue professional development through post registration study and maintain a record of development that includes reflective learning.

Communicate with the patient to ensure they are fully informed in all aspects of their care. When appropriate ensure that the necessary equipment/personnel are available to help overcome barriers of understanding. Communicate with relatives and patients to offer appropriate information and support. (This may include highly sensitive information)

In conjunction with senior staff, will participate in the setting, monitoring and evaluation of standards of care for patients.

Will inform shift co-ordinator when changes in circumstances occur which affect safe and competent practice.

Main duties of the job

Recovery Nurse Duties

Provide post-anaesthetic care for those under supervision as required, utilising working knowledge of airway management

Provide care for patients with acute pain under supervision

Rotate between recovery areas within the department to ensure a flexible service is provided

Anaesthetic Nurse Duties

Provide assistance to the anaesthetist and surgeons in a variety of situations, including those required in all outlying areas

Hold knowledge of specialist equipment used in theatre and outlying areas and promote its safe, effective use

Work at a high level of autonomy particularly in out of hours work, following a period of preceptorship

Maintain a clean environment to minimise the risk of cross infection and maximise the control of infection.

post registration study. The role requires an ability to work on own initiative within the appropriate legal requirements, acts, policies, procedures and guidelines. The role requires a level of autonomy to practice governed by the code of professional conduct.

Theatre experienced ODP/Nurse with a knowledge of health and safety, infection control and moving and handling. The successful applicants must be able to communicate effectively with all members of the multi professional team.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - \Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!!!

Person Specification

Previous Experience


  • Previous experience working in Theatres
  • Previous experience in Anaesthetics

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes


  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, Control of infection and Moving and Handling policies
  • An interest in developing specialist skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all members of the multi-professional team



  • NMC registered Nurse or HCPC Registered ODP


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Recognised qualifications relating to H&S or manual handling
  • Vocational qualifications in health related areas

Specific Requirements


  • Must be able to demonstrate commitment to own professional development
  • Flexible in working early, late and night shifts throughout the day week

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