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Critical Care ODP/Technician

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Operating Department Practitioners to join our team of Critical Care ODP/Technicians.

The post holder will initiate and contribute to the care provision of the critically ill within the General Adult Intensive Care, High Dependency, Post Operative Surgical and Neurosurgical Intensive Care units of the STH, working as part of the multidisciplinary team ensuring a high standard of care and quality service is delivered within a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors alike.

Main duties of the job

To undertake and support the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of specific programmes of patient care, ensuring patient dignity and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

To maintain effective communication with patients, relatives, carers and members of the healthcare team.

Exercise judgement in assessing a wide range of patient problems and promote options for optimum patient care.

To act sensitively, confidentially and with empathy in demonstrating an understanding of the diverse physical and emotional needs of patients, relatives, carers and staff.

To ensure accurate, contemporaneous and timely care records, both written and electronic.

At all times protect, improve and preserve patients' health by adherence to infection control policies and practice.

Work unsupervised within the Units and Hospital within Trust Guidelines, Policies and Procedures and the HCPC/NMC Codes of Conduct, seeking advice on non-routine matters from line managers or Duty Matron.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is one of the largest Teaching Hospitals in the country. It is a tertiary referral centre for many specialities as well as a Major Trauma Centre (based at the NGH). The General and Neuro Critical Care areas provide care and support to many of the patients from these specialities.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of a maximum of twelve months due to maternity leave of the substantive post holder. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts and statutory maternity provisions.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • City & Guilds 752 / NVQ Level 3 / Diploma in Operating Department Practice or RGN with appropriate anaesthetic qualification
  • HCPC/NMC registered


  • Advanced Life Support or similar
  • Health related degree



  • Post registration experience in operating services or within specialty


  • Experience in other Critical Care environments

Further Training


  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998 or equivalent

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • IT skills e.g. conversant with Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Access etc

Other Factors


  • Be able to commit to on-call duties according to Trust policy.
  • Car owner with full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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