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Spec Peri-operative Practitioner [ODP] (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Specialist Perioperative Practitioner (Scrub)

Theatres, Wharfedale Hospital

Are you an experienced theatre practitioner? Are you passionate about Day Surgery? Do you have excellent scrub skills?

Do you want to be part of an expanding team, providing the best care to Perioperative patients undergoing day surgery procedures?

WGH is a Day Surgery Unit providing a range of day surgery procedures across a wide range of specialties. We are based in the market town of Otley and benefit from being part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals but away from the challenges of a busy, acute teaching hospital.

Wharfedale Hospital provides enviable, good on-site parking in comparison to some of our larger sites and as a smaller hospital it is extremely welcoming and friendly. We have started on a journey expanding both in size, with 2 new operating theatres and in the complexity of cases we deliver so now is an exciting time to join us and be part of that development. The Elective Hub is due to open in the Autumn.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be a Registered Nurse or ODP with demonstrable theatre experience, particularly within the scrub role, clinical expert in scrub and leadership role. You will be able to demonstrate compassionate leadership and a willingness to work flexibly across the department.

If this sounds interesting to you then get in touch to find out more about what we have to offer.

About us

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

As an experienced practitioner the jobholder will co-ordinate activities within the peri-operative environment ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support to qualified and unqualified staff within the department. He/she will play a key role in the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The jobholder will play an essential role assisting Team Leader in leading and teaching the peri-operative teams throughout the 24 hour period.

The jobholder will act as a role model, promoting quality evidence-based practice, developing the peri-operative team and ensuring effective management of the department in the absence of the Team Leader.

Person Specification



  • Significant Advanced Peri-operative or equivalent experience within relevant specialty. Specifically scrub practice.
  • Insight into clinical speciality. Insight into current professional issues, Standards of professional practice
  • Awareness of Clinical Audit and Standard Setting.


  • Broad based experience.
  • Experience of surgical specialty.

Skills & behaviours


  • Caring and motivated
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn and develop their role
  • Interpersonal skills



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1) or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification

Other Criteria


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary), including clearance on blood borne viruses in compliance with Trust Policy

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Wharfedale General Hospital

Newall Carr Road


West Yorkshire

LS21 2LY

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