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Operating Department Practitioner/ Anaesthetic

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our operating theatres at the Princess Anne Hospital. We are actively looking for an Anaesthetic Practitioners/Anaesthetic Nurses to join our UHS family with vacancies covering our Neonates and Adult theatre services.Previous experience is desirable but not essential as appropriate training will be given to support the applicant during their induction period.Dual roles with scrub experience would also be welcomed.

Division C, based over at Princess Anne Hospital is a friendly unit with 4 theatres which provide 24/7 emergency services for obstetrics and gynaecology cases. Elective services cover obstetrics, gynaecology-oncology and breast surgery including reconstruction.

There is also an attached but separate recovery and day surgery unit which has 6 recovery beds and 15 day surgery beds which are open from 7:30 am - 10pm.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What you will do

As a Theatre practitioner, you will plan, deliver and evaluate individualised patient-centred care within the theatre suiteYou will provide skilled assistance in one or more core areas (Scrub, Anaesthetics, or Recovery) to the level of core competencies.You will be responsible for minimising the health and safety risk to patients, visitors and all members of staff.You will ensure effective utilisation of time and resources whilst maintaining quality.
What we are looking for
Professional registration suitable for the post (NMC/HCPC REGISTERED)Ability to work under pressureWillingness to be involved in teaching, supporting, and mentoring for all grades of staff

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Registered nurse or ODP on relevant part of the register
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Has the ability to assist in carrying out the transfer of a patient through the intraoperative phase of perioperative care, giving concise accurate handover
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills required to support learners in practice and to create a positive learning environment.
  • Practices and promotes the use of evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health service.
  • Understanding of personal accountability.
  • Aptitude for caring for the anaesthetised and/or acutely unwell patient.


  • Experience of teaching and supporting learners in practice.
  • Relevant resus qualification, ie Immediate Life Support
  • Experience of working within relevant care setting
  • Specialist theatre work-based learning course, or mentorship course, post-qualification.
  • Interest in research to promote good practice



  • Communication
  • Manual dexterity
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • People management
  • Teamwork
  • Delegation
  • Working under pressure
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical thinking

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Princess Anne Hospital

Coxford Road


SO16 5YA

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