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Anaesthetic Practitioner /ODP

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa Inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join Ealing theatre team as a Band 5 Anaesthetic Practitioner.

The post holder must be a registered nurse or HCPC registered ODP who has some experience in theatres. You must be a good communicator and team player. The role will involve working collaboratively under supervision initially with the theatre and peri-operative team to ensure quality, safe and efficient care is delivered to our patients with HEART value.

You will be part of the theatre anaesthetic team to participate in internal rotation to work in different specialties and providing weekends, nights or on call cover after training.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the day-to-day delivery of theatre service. You will also take part to create a conducive learning environment to all staff, students/ trainee ODPs in collaboration with the Team Leads and the Peri-operative Education Team. In house training will be provided and you will be offered external training courses to develop your competencies in care of patients undergoing surgery.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in developing and consolidating a cohesive and supportive team within the peri-operative environment.
  • Ensure good communication verbally and via formal documentation and electronic sources with all members of the peri-operative nursing, multidisciplinary team, patients and families to ensure patients receive optimum care.
  • Maintain the patient's right to privacy and dignity at all times
  • Communicates with all colleagues in a courteous and sympathetic manner
  • Act as advocate for the patient and family.
  • Ensure carers/family and visitors are aware of policies, standards/guidelines relevant to the patients care or clinical area.
  • Work in partnership with the patient and family and other health care professionals in care/discharge planning.
  • Accept responsibility be aware and able to locate all policies relating to good working practice within the clinical area and able to adhere to both by self and
  • Recognize the legal implications of nursing documentation therefore maintaining accurate records.
  • Maintain accurate and legible records of patient care in line with Trust policies and HCPC Code of Conduct.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Anaesthetic experience


  • oRegistered Adult RN or HCPC Registered ODP
  • oHas some knowledge/experience of working in the operating theatre on the Anaesthetic side


  • oCompetent to undertake a variety of roles within the peri-operative environment -to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate the specialised nursing care of adults being prepared for, undergoing, and recovering from anaesthesia

Knowledge and expereince


  • Basic insight into perio-operative practice
  • oHave appropriate knowledge and skills to provide holistic care to patients in a perioperative and day care setting oAbility to learn peri-operative skills.


  • oExperience in anaesthetic Care specialty

Skills, abilities and attributes


  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to demonstrate clinical and technical expertise
  • Able to use Electronic Patient record System


  • Competent IT Skills
  • Supervisor and assessor training

HEART values


  • Demonstrate commitment to Trust HEART values: honesty, equity, accountability, respect, and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate commitment to place Quality at our HEART


  • oEvidence of appreciation in service delivery

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Ealing Hospital

Uxbridge Road



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