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Senior Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic individual to take on the role of Senior Anaesthetics/Operating Department Practitioner to provide leadership, management and support to the anaesthetics team leader and is responsible for the provision of patient care, ensuring that it is evidence based and of a high standard and to maintain 24hour responsibility for the clinical area.

We have at present nine surgical suites specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, HANS, Ear Nose & Throat, Dental and Max-fax. The successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are enthusiastic, empathetic, professional, caring with a friendly bedside manner.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure that patients receive the necessary care and treatment intraoperatively and postoperatively. This will be achieved through the application of specialist knowledge, skills andpractice.

This role requires close working relationships with a wide range of the multi-disciplinary teams, the Consultants, Deputy Chief Nurse, Head of Nursing, Matrons, and the junior members of the team. In order to succeed in this role, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will need to have the ability to deal with challenging situations in a fast paced environment in a professional and calm manner.

Successful candidates will need to be Registered Nurses or Registered Operating Department Practitioners, and be able to demonstrate that they possess a commitment to maintaining a very high standard of patient care.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Professional/Clinical/Educational Qualifications /Experience


  • RN/ODP
  • NMC Registered Nurse/HCP Registered ODP
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Relevant post registration specialist course or significant relevant experience
  • 1st Assistant course (for those working in Obstetrics team)


  • Mentorship/teaching qualification

Organisational management


  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care according to individual needs
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise your own workload and that of others
  • Demonstrate high standards of verbal and written communication skills


  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice

Education and Research


  • Demonstrate the application of evidence-based practice and knowledge of professional issues
  • Ability to create an environment that facilitates learning
  • Commitment to the development of self and others


  • Understanding of clinical audits

General and Personal


  • Demonstrate a caring and sensitive approach
  • Reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Enthusiasm for sprciality


  • Ability to deal with stress

Other Requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of Trust values
  • Commitment to further professional development


  • Able to work flexibly to meet service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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