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Theatre Practitioner ODP

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Calderdale Royal Theatres

9 operating theatres providing acute and elective surgery to adults and childrenin the specialties of ENT, Ophthalmics, Obstetrics, Breast Surgery, Gynaecology minor and major Orthopaedic and Opthalmics. 24hour emergency obstetric cover, resus cover, acutes in Gynaecology and ENT.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

6 operating theatres providing acute and elective surgery specialties, including Colorectal, bariatric, upper GI, urology, trauma and acute general surgery. 24hour cover for resus and emergency surgery. 7 day a week trauma surgery.

Day Surgery Unit

3 operating theatres providing elective surgery across all specialities. At present due to Covid 19 this area has been transformed into elective surgery unit providing elective surgery for urology, upper GI, Gynaecology and Breast surgery 5 days a week.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic operating department practitioners to join our friendly and pro-active operating theatre team. This role would be suitable for qualified ODP's with an interest in theatres.

Experience is not essential as a competency based theatre training program is available as part of our robust Trust preceptorship program whereby we provide a 12 month graduate program which is specifically designed to aid our newly qualified ODP's with 6 paid study days per annum and then a continued development program. Our Trust works in close partnership with Huddersfield University providing post graduate learning and development opportunities.

About us

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With over 5,500 employees and a turnover of �310 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery.

Here at CHFT we are holders of the Employers ERS Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers. This means thatCalderdale and Hudderfield NHS Foundation Trusthas provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and welcome their application to work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Within CHFT the theatre complex consists of 3 sites Calderdale Royal Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Day Surgery Unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (currently converted to elective surgery due to covid 19). This provides the opportunity to work across various specialties incorporating anesthetics, scrub, circulating and Pacu.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level HCPC
  • NVQ / Diploma in Operating Department Practice



  • Knowledge of conditions and treatment within sphere of practice
  • Responsibility to plan own post basic education
  • Knowledge of conditions and treatment within sphere of practice
  • Venepuncture & cannulation skills
  • Knowledge of national initiatives


  • Act as mentor/ preceptor/ NVQ assessor
  • Previous Qualified Theatre experience



  • Ability to motivate staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Be able to plan and organise teaching sessions for junior members of staff

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust





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