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Operating Department Practitioner - Band 6

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc.
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have new exciting opportunities for Registered operating department practitioners to join our friendly, professional, experienced teams working across our new dental procedure rooms, adult and Paediatric operating theatres.

Our ODP/ Anaesthetic nurse roles are full time, working 37.5 hours per week with a variable working pattern including rotation between day and night shifts across a seven day working week (part-time hours considered).

The Royal London Hospital is an internationally reputable Trauma Centre and is home to the London Air Ambulance, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

We currently have 26 state-of-the art elective and emergency theatres, covering a variety of specialties and complex procedures:

Hepto-billary, complex ENT, trauma & orthopaedics, reconstructive orthopaedics, neurosurgery, complex vascular surgery, intervention radiology, maxilla facial surgery, robotic procedures, renal transplants, plastic reconstructive surgery, neonatal surgery, shared airway ENT, ophthalmic surgery, along with providing paediatric expertise to the major trauma service in South East of England

Main duties of the job

Our core values WECARE are what underpin all that we do within Barts Health, and If you are a motivated Registered Nursing Associate, who strives to be part of a team who are dedicated to delivering high quality care, then we would love to hear from you.

We are committed to supporting your ongoing professional and educational development, and as a result, we provide a structured induction programme, available to all new starters, which specifically focuses on working in the operative theatre.

As a senior ODP/Anaesthetic Practitioner you will be expected to assist Anaesthetists in safe care, not only in a theatre setting but outlying areas, such as Imaging suites and Emergency Services department. You should be proactive, flexible and have a keen eye for detail to maintain our excellent care standards. We will provide comprehensive training in various capacities including Trauma, Neonates and advanced airway techniques to enhance your skills to meet our challenging work place.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the effective and efficient operational supervision of the department including a budgetary awareness, clinical governance, staff development and training. The post holder will be expected to provide professional leadership within the clinical area and provide direction and inspirational leadership to all members of the multi- disciplinary team within the area for which they are accountable for. The post holder will be involved in the development of protocols / guidelines and patient information.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • BSc/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Intermediate Life Support Provider
  • RN1/ RN2 or RN12 Registered Nurse on the NMC register/Operating Department Practitioner on the HCPC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.



  • Experience of supervising an area including management of rotas, resources and supervision of staff.
  • Experience of clinical supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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