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ODP / Anaesthetic Nurse - Theatres - Treatment Centre - Band 5

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
ODP / Anaesthetic Nurse, Theatres - Treatment Centre, Band 5


The Hospital covers a wide variety of surgical procedures, you will support in assessing patients health and well-being across a complex and changing caseload, assisting in the delivery of care to meet the patients needs. You will actively promote best practice and contribute towards quality improvements, collect collate and organise data, interpret all of the information and make a justifiable assessment, making this available to relevant others.

The successful Operating Department Practitioner or Anaesthetic Nurse will ensure smooth running of the theatres. You will supervise / mentor junior staff (subject to experience) and perform recovery duties. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills as the unit performs various surgical procedures ranging from General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Urology, Plastics and Ophthalmology.

Treatment Centre consists of 7 operating theatres of varying specialities.

We are looking for a highly motivated Anaesthetic Nurse or ODP to join our dynamic team in Anaesthetics and PACU.


Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide high quality clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations.
  • Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the senior nurse in charge.
  • Work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team, and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with NMC regulations.
  • Work autonomously and with others to always deliver high standards of care to patients and their careers, autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, carers and staff at all times.
  • Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand their own general and specialist nursing skills.
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, and accountability and be aware of the medico-legal aspects of nursing, in line with professional, regulating and local guidance

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals,Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people.Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's,in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for -our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe,effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate.We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminsterand are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities
  • Clinical:
    • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, underpinned by Trust values.
    • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities
    • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.
    • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy.
    • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their medication, advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and their significant others
    • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate
    • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required
    • Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding.
    • Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the individual
    • Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may be responsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.
    • Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.
    • 2. Leadership and management:
    • Manage a group of patients, in line with level of experience.
    • Supervise under the direction of the Sister/Charge Nurse, the work of unqualified staff.
    • Manage the ward/department in the absence of the Band 6 or 7 nurses, if senior enough to do so.
    • Demonstrate effective time management and prioritization of workload.
    • Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new staff
    • Take responsibility for the teaching and education of pre and post registration students acting as a preceptor or mentor as appropriate
    • Demonstrate leadership and teaching skills in the supervision development and feedback of junior staff
    • Demonstrate procedures and supervise junior staff and students in the practice of new skills
    • Have an awareness of cost implications and assist in the management of resources within the clinical area e.g. equipment, supplies
  • Education & research:
    • Be responsible for, and demonstrate personal professional development, maintain up to date clinical skills and ensure mandatory training is always current.
    • Be aware of current developments within the nursing profession and within the NHS
    • Participate in team and ward meetings
    • Participate in established research projects and clinical audit in local area
    • Assist in ongoing development of the ward as a positive learning environment
    • Ensure own appraisal is always in date and personal development plan is completed.
    • Work in a supportive way with learners and HCAS/MSWs, providing knowledge and feedback as required.
    • Participate in local teaching sessions.
  • Professional development:
    • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with Trust values.
    • Contribute to a high-quality safe working environment in which patients receive a high standard of care
    • Participate in the setting of standards for nursing practice and for care involving the multi-disciplinary team
    • Practice in accordance with, and aware of his/her responsibilities under, the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other appropriate NMC guidelines
    • Understand and practice in accordance with Trust and Unit policies and procedures, and ensure they are understood and practiced by staff
    • Maintain a safe working environment recognising the health and safety requirements of patients, visitors and staff
    • Ensure all strategies, policies and protocols relating to infection control are implemented and monitored and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to ensuring the prevention of control of infection
    • Protects patient confidentiality and acts according to the Data Protection Act
    • Maintain clear and accurate documentation in line with unit and Trust standard
    • Be aware of Clinical Governance and the impact it has on patient care
    • Understand local audit processes and take opportunities to initiate local audit and participate in Trust audits locally.
    • Participate in the ordering and maintenance of adequate stock level in an effective manner
    • Work with members of the team in implementing a quality approach to service provision, in line with Trust quality care standards.
    • Report all complaints, incidents or accidents to the Nurse in charge and take appropriate action
    • Work shift patterns and weekends to suit the needs of service delivery
  • Communication and relationship building
    • Know and utilize Trust values in all working relationships to patients, carers and staff.
    • Demonstrate good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team, and ensure appropriate nursing input into patient care discussions
    • Ensure communication is used effectively in the interests of patient care, including the use of clinical incident reporting if necessary.
    • Communicate handover of care in a professional manner.
    • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients/clients, visitors/relatives and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations and recognising individuality and rights for each patient in line with Trust values.
    • Work cohesively with all members of the ward team in ensuring that the very best services to patients are provided at all times
    • Work effectively within a multi-racial and cultural environment


    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • Registered Anaesthetic Nurse /ODP
    • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development
    • Anaesthetic Course


    • PACU Course
    • Practice Supervision (Mentorship) qualification



    • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 level
    • Experience in a peri-operative setting in Anaesthetics
    • Experience of excellence in leading all / part of a clinical team in practice


    • Experience in PACU
    • Experience of clinical supervision
    • General management skills

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Proven clinical knowledge linked to area of speciality and excellence in care delivery
    • Proven knowledge of safety issues through clinical governance and risk management
    • Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives, staff and external contract
    • Knowledge of current challenging and issues in nursing
    • Commitment to teaching and learning for self and others
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Clinical decision making skills and ability to prioritise workload
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Evidence of working cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary team
    • Ability to form excellent interpersonal relationships


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