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Operating Department Practitioner/Anaesthetic Theatre Nurse - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse/Theatre Practitioner/ODP to join the operating theatre team at County Hospital Louth as part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT). The successful candidates will be expected to rotate into anaesthetics, recovery and scrub to allow flexibility within the service.

Hours will nominally be from 08:00 hours to 18:00 hours Monday to Friday. However, There will be an expectation of travel to other sites within the trust to assist in maintaining safe staffing levels as required.

Main duties of the job

The Operating Department has 2 Theatres, which currently provide day case services for Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Breast, Gynaecological Day Case, Urology, Maxillo-Facial and Orthopaedic surgery in line with the Recovery phase post COVID.

You will work as part of the Multi-professional theatre team to provide care during the delivery of clinical services. The role requires the planning and delivery of own work load, organising equipment and resources as service demands and in accordance with policies and protocols.

Continuation of professional development is expected through post registration study. The role requires an ability to work on own initiative within the appropriate legal requirements, acts, policies, procedures and guidelines. The role requires a level of autonomy to practice governed by the code of professional conduct.

Theatre experienced ODP/Nurse with a knowledge of health and safety, infection control and moving and handling. The successful applicants must be able to communicate effectively with all members of the multi professional team.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Registered ODP or Registered Nurse with Anaesthetic Qualification


  • Experience of mentoring students
  • Recent experience working in a theatre environment
  • Teaching and assessing course



  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, Control of Infection and Moving and Handling Policies.


  • Experience of working within peri-operative environment
  • Ophthalmology experience



  • An interest in developing specialist skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all members of the multi-professional team
  • Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda.
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework


  • Evidence of extended skills

Specific Requirements


  • Must be able to demonstrate commitment to own professional development.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


County Hospital Louth

High Holme Road


LN11 0EU

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