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Peri-operative Practitioner [ODP]

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, we are looking to recruit Operating Department Practitioners and Registered Nurses with Anaesthetic skills/qualifications to work within some of our clinical teams. Please note if you do not have anaesthetic skills/qualifications you will not be shortlisted.

Leeds Teaching Hospital is always striving to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, and we believe that is through having the best staff. Theatres and Anaesthetics want to be the Best Place to Work and so offer many different opportunities.

Whether you are newly qualified or a practitioner with previous experience we are looking to you to join our team and support us delivering care to the local and regional population.

Main duties of the job

Each Team offers a variety of opportunities. We are working towards a flexible workforce which allows practitioners to work in a minimum of two roles if not three across the different phases of the perioperative pathway. We are also looking to increase opportunities for working across specialities to offer practitioners variety and opportunities to increase their skills set.

Leeds offers a wide variety of development opportunities and has Nurses and AHPs in many different roles.

About us

Here at Leeds our services are continuously expanding with the build of new theatres on two sites and the introduction of new services and procedures we are always looking to grow and develop our teams.

The following teams currently have vacancies:

Cardiac (24/7 Service)

Wharfedale (Monday - Saturday - 8-8)

Paediatrics (24/7 Service)

Neuro (24/7 Service)

Trauma (24/7 Service)

Plastics (Monday- Friday, with on call commitment)

Chapel Allerton (Monday Friday Service

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide and be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for the Peri-operative patient. To carry out all relevant forms of care competently without direct supervision.

Communicate with members of the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate continuity of care and promote effective team working.

To assist with the teaching and supervision of learners and other staff.

The jobholder will work within an environment caring for peri-operative patients.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1 or 2)
  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner



  • Experience/ Qualification in Anaesthetic Practice
  • Understanding of current issues in health care
  • Understanding of the principles of patient centred care


  • Awareness/ experience of clinical speciality

Skills & behaviours


  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Team player
  • Understanding of research based practice - research conscious
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to act professionally at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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