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Anaesthetic Nurse/Practitioner/ODP

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Plus HCA per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working in theatres as an anaesthetic nurse/practitioner/ODP, also working in recovery room/PACU. Working closely with the multidisciplinary team providing safe and quality care for all the patients.

The post holder will be accountable and responsible for providing a high standard of patient focused individualised care, with an evidenced based practice focus. They will be expected to carry out aspects of patient care without direct supervision. They will be able to communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team and contribute to the effective running of the theatre /department. Utilising the principles of the national framework and local strategy of Clinical Governance and other national initiatives, they will participate in action on improvements in patient care. The post holder will carry out all duties in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) Codes of Conduct, HCPC and Relevant Trust policies

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of patient focused individualised nursing care using a team nursing care approach.To assess, plan implement and evaluate care of patients from admission to dischargeusing an integrated care pathway (ICP) or the nursing process.To assist anaesthetist / surgeon / with emergency / elective procedures in all hospital departments as required.To ensure stock levels are adequate for effective perioperative care.To maintain effective channels of communication with patients, relatives and the multidisciplinary team involved in providing care.

To understand the principles of clinical governance and the impact on patient care, i.e.audit and evidenced based practice.Ensure that written documentation are maintained in line with the NMC standards for Records and Record Keeping and Trust policy.To ensure that medication is given to patients in line with the NMC and Trust policy and guidelines.To act safely and develop skills to be effective in emergency situations, e.g. cardiacarrest.To practice within the framework of corporate and local policies.To be professionally sensitive to the needs of patients and colleagues.

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Safe care of the patients in the department.

Recovery nursing: care of patients who have had surgery under anaesthesia. Monitoring and observing patients, giving medication if needed, making sure patients are ready to be discharged to the wards.

Anaesthetic nursing: working closely with the anaesthetists when anaesthetising patients pre- and intra-operatively.

Person Specification



  • NMC Level 1 Registration/ODP City & Guilds 752 or NVQ3 in ODP Practice.


  • Diploma/ Degree



  • Experience of working in the appropriate care setting as a qualified or student nurse
  • Ability of caring for the ill in a variety of settings as a qualified or student nurse


  • Relevant specialist course



  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to solve day to day problems
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and widen theoretical knowledge
  • Evidence based knowledge of essential methods of care


  • Willingness to develop teaching skills, formally and informall



  • Ability to form good interpersonal relationships, and be enthusiastic
  • Ability to conduct themselves in public and private situations in an appropriate manner. i.e. pleasant and respectful
  • Demonstrate initiative


  • Internal rotation

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stadium Road


SE18 4QH

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