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Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner

Employer
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Guildford
Salary
£18,462.60 to £21,305.25 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic individual looking to embark on / further your career in healthcare? Would you like to take part in a 3 year training programme split between the Royal Surrey County Hospital and university qualifying with an Operating Department Practice degree? The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is offering a fantastic development opportunity on an apprentice training programme, allowing you to earn while you learn and qualify as a band 5 Operating Department Practitioner

Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner /Annex 21 (Band 5)

Salary

Note Salary: Year 1 65% of starting salary Year 2 70% & Year 3 75%

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a regional cancer centre for Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire providing major surgery in many specialties including Colorectal, Urology, Gynaecology, Oncology, Hepatobiliary, and Upper GI, Breast Surgery, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Major Head and Neck and ENT, Trauma & Orthopaedics and CEPOD. We are the Regional referral centre for Upper GI work, including emergency Oesophagogastric cases. Day Surgery is a purpose built unit covering many specialities including ENT, Maxillo Facial, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, Pain and dedicated paediatric lists.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

A video about the Royal Surrey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HsiGn9joTQ

Job description

Job responsibilities

Who were looking for:
  • An individual who will commit to a three year training as an apprentice Operating Department Practitioner
  • An individual who is willing to engage with and learn from peers, education professionals and colleagues
  • Somebody that has previous experience of a healthcare setting or customer-orientated service
  • For further information regarding your main duties and responsibilities including required skills, qualifications and experience, please refer to the job description and person specification link

Some of the benefits of joining our apprenticeship program Include:
  • A supportive learning environment
  • Earn while you learn and debt free study
  • A job with the Trust throughout your training and promotion on graduating to a qualified ODP
  • Employee discounts through Vivup
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff
  • And so much more

The Registered Operating Department Practitioner apprenticeship programme combines and integrates work-based and traditional academic learning. You can expect to spend up to 80% of your time on-the-job, in a productive role and at least 20% of your time learning off-the-job.

Your training will be completed through a combination of attending face-to-face and/or virtual training delivered by a Higher Education Institution, where you will be supported to complete and pass the theoretical and academic components and assessments. You will also complete a range of clinical placements, observations and assessment as required by the degree programme. These aspects will be completed within the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust (RSFT), where you will be supported by registered professionals. During this time, you will gain clinical experience working across an audited practice learning environment (placement setting) that will provide supervision and assessment, as set by the HCPC Standards for Education and Training (2017).

Alongside this, you will be based as a paid employee, in a clinical area (known as your Host setting) where you will work as part of the multi-disciplinary theatre team in delivering a high quality and effective service to patients.

With guidance from registered professionals, practice supervisors and practice educators, you will support patients in the perioperative setting. Throughout the apprenticeship you will develop the skills and knowledge to allow you to work in todays dynamic and changing healthcare environments. Through assessment, intervention, critical reflection and the application of analytical skills, you will demonstrate responsibility and accountability for your decisions, and for reflecting on the effectiveness of your actions, with the aim of continually improving the service you provide. You will demonstrate leadership and management qualities and are responsible for ensuring your own knowledge and skills are current.You will work as an autonomous practitioner within a team and be responsible and accountable for your decisions and for reflecting on the effectiveness of your actions, with the aim of continually improving the service you provide.

You will ensure that only those activities for which competence has been assessed and achieved are undertaken without supervision and that recognition is given to the impact and consequences of practising outside capability.

As funding for the training element of this post is drawn from the apprenticeship levy, apprenticeship funding rules and eligibility criteria will apply to this post.

As part of the programme the RODPA will be required to:
  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner, in the perioperative environment.
  • Work as part of the care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient.
  • Have sound attitudes and behaviours compatible with the NHS and our Trusts organisational values.
  • Demonstrate a flexible and dynamic attitude to practice learning, academic studies and the productive job role
  • Exercise personal responsibility and work under the supervision of a registered professional and within defined parameters of practice.
  • Work with Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors, Practice Educators and Academic Assessors, taking responsibility for developing your own competence
  • Commit to minimum attendance requirements and adhere to the Cohort timetable set by the Higher Education Institution and the placement timetables set by RSFT
  • Maintain evidence of your learning and upload this on a regular basis to the learning management system (APTEM)
  • Successfully complete the competencies as specified by the HCPC Standards of Proficiency.
  • Successfully complete and pass the academic elements of the programme, as specified by the Higher Education Institution and in the Institute for Apprenticeships Standards.

Adhere to the policies and procedures required as a student of the Higher Education Institution and of the Trust.
  • Be an accountable professional
  • Act in the best interests of the people you care for
  • Put people first and provide patient care that is person centred, safe and compassionate
  • Act professionally at all times, being responsible and accountable for your actions
  • Apply the principles of information governance and ensure patient confidentiality
  • Recognise and work within the limits of your competence
  • Recognise, report and escalate any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes
  • Provide and monitor care
  • Provide compassionate, safe and effective care and support to people in a range of perioperative care settings.
  • Develop understanding of all elements of the perioperative process and be able to assist the registered practitioner in the on-going assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care.
  • Recognise signs of deterioration and escalate appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility for care.
  • Recognise and report/escalate any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes
  • Ensure that only those activities for which competence has been achieved are undertaken without supervision and that recognition is given to the impact and consequences of practising outside capability
  • Administer medications under supervision, after receiving the relevant education from the Higher Education Institution, in alignment with HCPC standards of proficiency and local policy and procedure
  • Work as part of an integrated care team
  • Contribute to the provision of care for people, including those with complex needs
  • Understand the roles of a range of professionals and carers from other departments, organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility for care
  • Collaborate effectively and play an active role as a member of the multi-disciplinary and integrated care teams
  • Support others e.g. health care support workers, apprentices, student nurses, student paramedics and student ODPs.
  • Delegate, when appropriate, to others in the team e.g. health care support workers, apprentices, student nurses, student paramedics and student ODPs
  • Improve safety and quality of care
  • Involve, support and enable every person when making decisions about their health, care and wellbeing
  • Identify risks to safety or experience and take appropriate action, putting the best interests, needs and preferences of people first
  • Take part in the learning and development of others
  • Adapt information and communication to meet the needs of each person
  • Recognise and value diversity and respect cultural differences, making sure every person is treated equitably
  • Improve the quality of care by contributing to the continuous evaluation of peoples experience of car

  • Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner /Annex 21 (Band 5)

    Note Salary: Year 1 65% of starting salary �18462.60 plus HCAS Year 2 70% & Year 3 75%

    Person Specification

    Eligibility and Entry Requirements

    Essential

    • You must be starting your apprenticeship after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you turned 16
    • You must be able to complete the apprenticeship in the time you have available
    • You must spend at least 50% of your working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship
    • You must have the right to work in England and have eligible residency status
    • You must not be undertaking training funded through the Adult Education Budget that replicates the learning aims of the apprenticeship, that offers training that conflicts with the apprenticeship or takes place during working hours
    • You must not be in receipt of any other direct Department for Education funding during the apprenticeship programme
    • Content of the apprenticeship must be materially different from any prior qualification held at the same or a lower level than the apprenticeship


    Higher Education Institution entry requirement:

    Desirable

    • oEvidence of Education and Skills Funding Agency approved Level 2 English Language and maths qualifications e.g. GCSE A*/C (9-4), Functional Skills Level 2, UK ENIC Statement of Comparability for overseas qualifications
    • Evidence of Level 3 academic qualifications to total 112 UCAS points (typically three full A-Levels, Access to Higher Education Diploma with 30 level 3 credits at distinction, 12 at merit and 3 at pass or BTEC Level 3 National Diploma with D* D*)
    • b)OR evidence of working in the care sector for 3 or more years and successful completion of an enhanced application


    Knowledge and Experience

    Essential

    • Demonstrable understanding of the role of a Registered Operating Department Practitioner within the theatre environment and within the context of the multi-disciplinary team
    • An awareness of what the Operating Department Practitioner Apprenticeship Programme entails and the scope of practice of a Registered Operating Department Practitioner Apprentice
    • Experience of working in a busy environment
    • Previous experience of a healthcare setting or customer-orientated service
    • Understanding of the importance of following procedures and treatment plans and working within guidelines and protocols


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Royal Surrey Hospital

    Egerton Road

    Guildford

    GU2 7XX

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    384-AR-EMF16057

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