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Operating Department Practitioners

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

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit Operating Department Practitioners to join our Anaesthetic team in Main Theatres. We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualifying practitioners. We are extremely proud of our ethos of supporting newly qualified practitioners and providing a team orientated environment.

We provide an in house induction and provide an excellent preceptorship package. In house and external training opportunities are available to support you in your continued professional development.

We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment with a flexible supernumerary period for new starters. We are committed to the training and development of our staff and we are supported by a dedicated Practice Development Facilitator. You will be given a rotational plan to ensure you achieve competence in your allocated speciality.

Our Main Theatre Suite comprises of nine Theatres and one Recovery Unit one of our theatres is a dedicated obstetric theatre and two of our theatres are modern, integrated theatres. We cover a wide range of surgical specialties including advanced laparoscopic surgery.

We also provide skilled anaesthetic assistance in other areas such as CT, MRI, the Emergency Department and transfers to other units along with participating as part of the resuscitation team.

The successful candidates would be expected to participate in a rota system that provides 24 hour care, including weekends and public holidays.

Main duties of the job

Registered Practitioners who will support the perioperative team by providing skilled assistance in Anaesthetics.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and / or children and in line with Trust Policy successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check.

Please note, applications will only be considered from registered ODP's or registered Nurses with an approved UK anaesthetic qualification, or student ODP's nearing qualification.

The successful candidate would be expected to participate in a rota system that provides 24 hour care, including weekends and public holidays.

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

For more information regarding this opportunity, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification


  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner or nurse with UK approved anaesthetic qualification.
  • Member of Professional Body


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



  • Have a sound knowledge/experience of basic theatre skills and theatre processes. If no previous theatre experience - a commitment to developing skills and knowledge and some understanding of the theatre environment.


  • Experience in broad range of theatre specialities.

Knowledge / Experience


  • Flexible attitude to work.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • IT literate.

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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