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Anaesthetic ODP/RN Internal Rotation

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for Anaesthetic ODPs & Registered Nurses to join a highly motivated multi disciplinary team. Our departments are focused on delivering patient centred care, with emphasis on quality, patient safety and staff engagement.

Theatres are building a dynamic multi-skilled workforce and this position would look favourably at flexibility into recovery and/or scrub areas and an internal rotation across our sites.

Main duties of the job

To be eligible for this position you must be a registered nurse with a nationally recognised anaesthetic qualification or an Operating Department Practitioner. You will be enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This post involves a 24hr working pattern including weekends and night duty. We provide staff with training and development opportunities and actively encourage CPD.

We have numerous specialities at WWL the acute site providing a 24 hour emergency and obstetric service with speciality specific elective surgery such as ENT, laparoscopic, orthopaedic trauma, urology and gynaecology. Wrightington is our orthopaedic elective centre and Leigh our day surgery unit.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key results from the job holder

The post holder must hold a nationally recognised anaesthetic qualification. Dual role into specialities of Recovery and Scrub will be an advantage.

The post holder will demonstrate responsibility for:Identifying what is required of self in delivering individualised patient care.

Developing competencies in self that safeguard practice and effectiveness in role.

Ensuring compliance with NMC / HCPC Codes of Conduct.

Participation in the effective use of allocated resources / funding.

Demonstrating awareness of and participation in development to meet demands, and adapt to the changing needs of the service.

Empowering self and colleagues to creatively meet professional and organisational objectives.

Promoting safe systems, which assure all aspects of risk reduction, complaint with the Health and safety at work act 1974 and the agenda for Clinical Governance.

Demonstrating an awareness of local/national policies and strategies, and ensure up-to-date working knowledge of legal matters that, may impact within the clinical area.

Identifying, maintaining and improving the quality of care through application of evidence based practice.

Participating in self-development and development of less experienced staff to creatively meet professional and organisational objectives.

Internal rotation

Person Specification



  • RN 1st Level with university module care of the anaesthetised patient or Registered ODP



  • Demonstrate ability as professional role model.
  • Experience of working on own and as a member of a team.



  • Participation in research/audit
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Understanding of research/audit
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice



  • Internal Rotation
  • Flexibility, adaptability and positive approach to work.
  • Enthusiam/Motivation
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

Wigan Lane



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