Anaesthetic Nurse / ODP

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Interventional Radiology is undergoing an expansion with a view to accommodate a 24/7 Mechanical Thrombectomy Service. You will be working in close collaboration with radiologists, radiographers, anaesthetists and anaesthetic practitioner, radiology nurses, ward nurses and theatre nurses, among others, to ensure that our patients nursing needs and care are met to the highest clinical standards. We can offer you the opportunity to work within different clinical areas such as Interventional Radiology Theatre, Recovery suite, CT, Ultrasound. There is also an opportunity for you to participate in our training programme to become a competent sedation practitioner.

Main duties of the job

We are offering a fantastic career opportunity to a suitably trained and registered individual who is dual trained as an Anaesthetic Nurse or Anaesthetic Practitioner / Recovery Practitioner. You will be a team leader and will help build and enhance the peri-operative and post-operative skills of the Interventional Radiology Department.

As an integrated member of the multidisciplinary team the post holder will contribute to the effective day-to-day operation of Barts Health Interventional Radiology Department by providing skilled assistance to clinicians during the administration, maintenance and termination of general, regional or local anaesthetics and also provide skilled care in the recovery suite.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work with the Anaesthetic /Recovery lead and multidisciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of care and staff development as part of the Interventional Radiology Team. In addition he/she will provide specialist care and/or support and deputise for the Anaesthetic and Recovery Lead in the management of the clinical area. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in emergency or unforeseen situations.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Proven post registration experience within a peri-operative setting, across a varied speciality theatre environment.
  • Minimum of 24 months at pay band 5 within a perioperative setting including interventional radiology.


  • Evidence of participation in Audit/Change in practice.

Knowledge / Skills


  • Able to demonstrate ability to manage anaesthetic machines safely.
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate perioperative nursing care and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively.
  • Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care.
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified.
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement.
  • Ability to lead the interdisciplinary team in service improvement.
  • Ability to provide formal teaching programmes as required.
  • Can prove a basic computer literacy in Windows and IT systems.
  • Ability to plan, allocate and supervise the work of the team.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate.
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.


  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better.
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them.



  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner RN Part 1 or 12 RSCN Part 8 C& G 752 NVQ Level III
  • ODP experience of at least 2 years.
  • Specialist clinical course relevant to area of practice or equivalent.


  • Preparation for Mentorship or equivalent Leadership Course
  • First Line Management Course.



  • Ability to work flexible hours and participate in on call duties to meet service requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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