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Theatre Practitioner - ODP Anaesthetic Team

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum / pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Operating Department Practitioner/Anaesthetic Nurse

Up to 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

We are currently recruiting experienced and newly qualified ODPs or Nurses with a relevant anaesthetic qualification, to join our fantastic anaesthetic practitioner team.

We would love to tell you about our team and our culture. We highly encourage visits to the department so we can show you what we are all about. Our area is committed to providing a high standard of patient care throughout 14 specialist theatres and 6 day surgery theatres as well as acute and chronic pain services.

Specialities covered by the anaesthetic team include: Maxillofacial, ENT, Gynaecology, Urology, Vascular, Upper GI, Colorectal, Breast and Plastics, Orthopaedics, Acutes, Trauma and Obstetrics. We also utilise our skills outside the theatre department within ICU and A& E resus areas.

We welcome applications from candidates with passion, enthusiasm and commitment to provide patient centred care.
  • A positive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research evidence.
  • A willingness to supervise and teach junior staff and colleagues and share learning through clinical supervision.
  • The ability to work as an integral member of the team.

Please read the attached additional information document before submitting your application

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring accurate written records are kept.
  • Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of the patient.
  • Act in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct.
  • Undertake duties on different wards/departments as and when required by service demands.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for compliance with infection control policies and procedures.
  • Education and Training.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1) or qualified Operating Department Practitioner with HPC registration or Anaesthetic Nurse (ENB 182/183 or equivalent


  • Teaching qualification
  • NVQ assessor
  • Willingness to train as a mentor



  • Previous theatre experience at Band 5



  • Demonstrate awareness of current issues in health care
  • Demonstrate awareness of NHS standards of Professional Practice


  • Demonstrate awareness of theatre specialty, and/or specific needs of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates awareness of evidence based practice within a Theatre environment
  • Demonstrates understanding of Health and Safety / COSHH

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Teaching Hospital


YO31 8HE

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