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Theatre Practitioner/ODP York - Maternity

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a new operating theatre team for Maternity. York and Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust provides care to women living in and around York, North Yorkshire and the East Cost, with an increase demand on Caesarean Sections (elective and emergency).

We are looking for experienced Scrub Practitioner to join our Maternity operating theatre team in York and Scarborough. This is a golden opportunity to work within our Maternity multidisciplinary team and have a positive impact in our community.

A little bit about the role - Our elective service currently covers Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and runs alongside the acute service, covering 365 days of the year 24 hours a day. They are responsible for treating pregnant ladies with their planned and emergency Caesarean Sections.

You will be given a 6 week supernumerary period and will work with our clinical educators to gain experience and training in any specialties you are not familiar with and complete a skills book to demonstrate this.

Successful experienced candidates will be able to undertake Maternity specific training including cell salvage and joining our midwives during their PROMPT training.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate and develop clinical assessment skills and the ability to prioritise the care for patients undergoing a Surgical / Anaesthetic procedure.
  • Actively supports patients and their families, communicating clinical information using a variety of methods, to ensure effective understanding.
  • Contribute to the continuing development of patient care within the operating theatres, e.g. through sharing knowledge and expertise as required.
  • Prepare and organise clinical area to receive patients for elective and emergency . To safely identify, prepare, check and assemble equipment required for the relevant operating list.
  • Responsible for adhering to the NMC / ODP professional Code of Conduct

Thisdescription indicates the main functions and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended to be a complete list. It will be amended as necessary in the event of future changes.

About us

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please see the job description attached

In addition to scrub experience you should show
  • Passion, enthusiasm and commitment to provide patient centered care.
  • A positive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research evidence.
  • A willingness to supervise and teach junior staff and colleagues and share learning through clinical supervision.
  • The ability to work as an integral member of the team.
  • Have a can do attitude.
  • Be adaptable and able to prioritise workload.

Our shift pattern covers 24hrs. All shifts are 11.5 hours minus breaks, 07.45-20.15 or 20.00-08.00 covering weekends and bank holiday. You must be able to commit to a rotating shift pattern.

Part time hours are available with the minimum being 23 hrs. (2 shifts per week).

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description

We also offer a number of other benefits for our Band 5 Staff Nurses which include the following:
  • Refer a Friend - You will receive a �250 payment if you refer a nurse to us who subsequently takes up employment in our Trust (paid after the new starter completes 4-months in post).

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1) or qualified Operating Department Practitioner with HPC registration or Anaesthetic Nurse (ENB 182/183 or equivalent)


  • Teaching qualification
  • NVQ assessor
  • Willingness to train as a mentor



  • Previous theatre experience at Band 5



  • Demonstrate awareness of current issues in health care
  • Demonstrate awareness of NHS standards of Professional Practice


  • Demonstrate awareness of theatre specialty, and/or specific needs of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates awareness of evidence based practice within a Theatre environment
  • Demonstrates understanding of Health and Safety / COSHH

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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