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Operating Department Practitioner/Anaesthetic Nurse

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Operating Department Practitioner/Anaesthetic Nurses

up to 112.5 hours available, full time and part time shifts

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic Theatre Team at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle the city at the heart of the Lake District.

We are currently recruiting Band 5 Operating Department Practitioners and Anaesthetic Nurses to work in our Theatre Department which provides perioperative care for both adults and children in the following specialities:

Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Urology, Upper GI and Colorectal, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Vascular, Head and Neck and Ophthalmology.

We provide exemplary planned one to one care for patients who are undertaking ageneral or regional anaesthetic. This care varies from patients following the day surgery pathway to patients following enhanced care pathways for major surgery.

The post holder will also cover out of department duties which include attending trauma calls in A& E, assisting in anaesthetising patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and out of hospital transfers.

This post is not only suitable for experienced Operating Department Practitioners/Anaesthetic Nurses, but it is an exciting start to any newly qualified ODP/RNs career. A preceptorship period is offered to all successful applicants, but our Trust has a dedicated one year preceptorship programme offering ten study days during this period to enhance any newly qualified RN/ODPs knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

The main role of this post is, as part of a team provide excellent intra-operative care following the NCIC values and policies for all patients undergoing surgery within the Theatre Department.

To assess, plan implement and evaluate programs of care in partnership with the patient and the multidisciplinary team.

The Operating Department Practitioner/Anaesthetic Nurse will as part of the team work closely with the Anaesthetist to deliver the necessary anaesthetic for the planned surgery. This also includes covering out of department duties which include attending trauma calls in A& E, assisting in anaesthetising patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and out of hospital transfers.

Demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse/ODP, with active NMC/HCPC Registration
  • Commitment to undertake mentorship module on completion of preceptorship qualification.


  • Post registration experience in the theatre department
  • NMC/HCPC recognisable mentorship qualification
  • D32/33 or equivalent qualification
  • Diploma/degree in Nursing
  • Leadership skills



  • Able to manage a Ward/Department area for a period of a shift
  • Extended scope of practice skills, e.g. venepuncture
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating a team
  • Understanding of expanded roles / professional practice issues
  • Relevant nursing/practitioner duties


  • Evidence of innovation in practice
  • Teaching/Mentoring



  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Results interpretation
  • Clinical governance
  • Nursing strategy
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing issues, i.e. CNO Nursing Strategy


  • Knowledge of primary care

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Able to deal with a continually changing workload.
  • Mentorship skills.
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate with MDT.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work as member of a team.
  • Extended clinical skills e.g. venepuncture
  • Interpreting baseline observations.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to use initiative appropriately


  • Knowledge of primary care

Other requriements


  • Flexible approach to working patterns to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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