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Bank Registered Operating Department Practitioner/Registered Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Part Time
Our Bank team are excited to welcome applications from ODPs & RNs to join us in supporting our theatre teams within our 15 operating theatres at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note before application that you MUST be:
  • An experienced theatre RGN with an Anaesthetic Assistant qualification
  • A qualified Operating Department Practitioner,

We have shifts available in Anaesthetics, in a range of specialties including Orthopaedics, ENT, Max fax, and Ophthalmology. This is an extremely exciting time to join the department due to the addition of a new purpose built Surgical Centre, planned for 2024. With state of the art facilities at our finger tips we aim to take our team to next level, and you with it!

Main duties of the job

  • Works as part of the clinical team providing direct patient care, primarily as an assistant to the anaesthetist
  • Plans, implements, delivers and evaluates care given by self and other team members to patients and their relatives
  • Assist in emergency situations and initiate emergency procedures in line with policy
  • Act as the patients' advocate
  • Liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Be clinically competent in all areas of practice relevant to the post
  • Take direct responsibility for ensuring cleaning standards are maintained throughout the shift
  • Ensure that Privacy and Dignity of patients is maintained at all times
  • Collect patients from the wards and escort to theatre
  • May take on extended roles such as cell salvage, following completion of required training and competency assessment
  • Maintain accurate clinical records
  • Works flexibly across the theatres as required
  • Ensure that all quality initiatives within the nursing environment are adhered to and that the highest standards of care are maintained at all times.
  • Communicate with patients, relatives and carers sensitive clinical information in an appropriate way
  • Supervises junior colleagues
  • Delivers training for one to one induction and ongoing training for new and temporary staff, mentorship for students and preceptorship for newly qualified staff
  • The post holder will be required to manage conflicting priorities and may be required to switch tasks with little notice

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

We offer a form of weekly pay via Wagestream. Bank Pay is an easy way to automatically get paid a percentage of the money you've already earned from any bank shifts completed the previous week. It means you don't have to wait until the end of the month for your bank shift pay, giving you more flexibility.

Don't worry - the remaining portion of your pay is set aside to make sure your tax contributions are paid in full and if your tax contributions amount to less than the money set aside you'll receive it all back at the end of each month.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must be an ODP with recent anaesthetic experience or a RGN with recent anaesthetic experience and an anaesthetic qualification.

If your application does not mention your anaesthetic experience and or qualification, it will likely be rejected at short listing

Newly qualified and about to qualify ODPs will also be considered.

See attached file for detailed job description.

Person Specification



  • registered ODP or RGN with Anaesthetic Qualification
  • current UK registration


  • previous anaesthetic experience



  • Leadership / Mentoring qualification



  • Evidence of current CPD


  • Evidence of QI project

On calls


  • Ability to cover weekend s and oncalls

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Inpatient Theatres

Musgrove Park hospital



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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