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Anaesthetic/Theatre Practitioner (ODP/RN) - Day Surgery Unit

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently looking to recruit an Anaesthetic Practitioner/ ODP to join us as part of our friendly and enthusiastic Day Surgery theatre team.

We cover a wide range of specialties including oral, ENT, gynaecological, urological, orthopaedic, ophthalmic, general surgery, Bronchoscopy and a pain service.

We offer a busy exciting work environment and we are committed to the support and training of our staff, as such we are keen to develop suitable candidates within the role.

You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic, preferably have experience in a day surgery theatre environment and possess excellent communication skills. We require individuals who are forward thinking and well organised with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change.

Main duties of the job

Our Day Surgery unit comprises of 4 operating theatres, a minor procedure room and a recovery area.

You will work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team providing assistance and service in all aspects of the Operating Department and work in other areas of the Trust if required such as Main Theatre, A& E, Endoscopy, Delivery Suite and X-Ray.

You will maintain good communication and enhance effective working relationships throughout the department.

You will interpret and respond appropriately to direction from other members of the multidisciplinary team.

You will ensure that records of patient care, drugs, specimens, and implants are accurately and fully maintained and ensure effective transfer of information.

Exceptional, newly qualified staff will also be considered.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • Registered Nurse with the UK NMC or Registered ODP/ODA.
  • Member of the UK NMC or HCPC.
  • UK recognised anaesthetic course


  • For RN - ENB 176/183/182/HDU/Critical Care.
  • Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998, C& G 730 Mentorship Preparation Programme



  • Have a sound knowledge/experience of basic theatre skills and theatre processes


  • Experience in a broad range of theatre specialties
  • Anaesthetic practitioner experience
  • Recovery Practitioner experience

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • IT literate
  • Strong team working skills
  • Strong communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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