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Qualified Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
At Salford we currently have 23 clinical areas over two floors covering major complex Neurosurgical and Spinal Surgery, Renal access surgery, Pain Service, complex ENT procedures, Neuro X Ray including a 24 hour stroke service, MR Scan supporting scans for complex patients requiring general anaesthetic, General surgical procedures including upper and lower GI, Gynaecology and Urology, Orthopaedics, as well as two 24 hour emergency theatres.
  • Salford Royal is one of the largest neurosurgical centres in the UK, carrying out some of the most complex neurosurgical procedures in the country.
  • Soon to be the home of the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital.
  • Salford Royal leads on Intestinal failure reconstruction in the UK.
  • One of the leading for surgery and development including investment in robotic surgery.

The off duty covers a 7 day week using early and late shifts running from 07:30 to 20:00 hours. Due to the nature of the specialities variation to shift patterns may be required some rotation onto nights will be a future development. Shift patterns can be discussed at interview. We would also consider a permanent night post if the successful candidate had the relevant experience .We are committed to lifelong learning through our learning and development team.If you are interested in enhancing career and wish to work in a CQC 'Outstanding' rated hospital, and major trauma centre for Manchester we would like to hear from you.

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Main duties of the job

You will be proactive in providing a seamless service to all patients during their theatre journey and will have the ability to support all junior staff and students. There will be additional responsibilities that may be allocated by the team leaders, these will be done following discussion and completion of the trusts 'Contribution Framework' which is completed by all SRFT employees. You will need to demonstrate effective communication and be able to take charge of a theatre and in some cases the department when the need arises.You will be a Registered ODP or Qualified Nurse with an Anaesthetic Qualification and be able to demonstrate continued professional development. For your development we could make this position a duel role and you could work within Anaesthetics and Recovery or Anaesthetics and Scrub. We will support you to do this on a rotational programme.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country.Salford is the place, which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of acute, community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

At Salford Royal, we are committed to lifelong learning through our Learning and Development team, and with the new expansion of our theatre department, we now have our own dedicated Education Team to facilitate inductions, training and CPD. New starters will receive a full Trust induction, followed by a local induction by the education team which will include a 12-month development plan, as well as orientation to the basic skills required in this 12 month period.

You will also have a named mentor who will work with you closely, as you settle into your new role as well as support from the management and education teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Alongside the Trusts SCARF programme, we are tailoring a Bespoke Wellbeing Programme, specifically for staff within our theatre department. This will involve a team of wellbeing champions, fast track physiotherapy, stress tool kits and wellbeing cafes.

We are a developing department and have developed new ways to develop team structures, including You Said We Did and staff council, this in turn gives staff the voice they need to help the development within the department.

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification

Qualifications & Registration


  • Current or working towards NMC/ HCPC registration
  • Diploma in nursing/ Diploma in operating department practice.
  • Relevant experience in anaesthetics as a band 5 or student


  • Degree in Nursing Studies/Degree in Operating Department practice

Experience, Knowledge & Skills


  • Experience in Theatres
  • Evidence of professional expertise acquired through CPD
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching and mentoring learners


  • advance trauma course ATLS
  • Evidence to show able to work in several specialities

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

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation

Stott Lane



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