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Anaesthetic Practitioner - Band 5 Theatres

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a passionate and dynamic Anaesthetic Theatre Practitioner to join our friendly team in General and Orthopaedic Theatres, CGH.

Our two theatre suites comprise of ten theatres covering a range of specialities including Orthopaedics, Gynae Elective and Oncology, Urology, Upper GI, Colorectal, Breast and Minor Vascular. We also provide anaesthetic cover for two Ophthalmology theatres and outlying anaesthetic service areas of the hospital. Although CGH is predominantly an elective site, we offer out of hours emergency cover for urology, including urology and ophthalmology paediatric patients.

Being a part of our team will be an exciting opportunity as we will be gaining two brand new theatres as part of the works for creating a specialised day surgery unit, due to be completed towards the end of 2023. We are looking to enhance our team with staff who are enthusiastic to learn advanced skills in preparation for increased theatre activity, using the latest advances in innovative surgery.

The working pattern you would be expected to fulfil within your working hours of up to 37.5 will include a range of shifts covering a 24/7 service, including, weekends, late shifts, on-calls and nights. Full-time and part-time contracts available.

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

Main duties of the job

You will be working as part of the perioperative multidisciplinary theatre team delivering exceptional care for patients attending for their surgery. The post holder will be a HCPC registered ODP or NMC registered nurse with an anaesthetic qualification who will assess, plan, implement and evaluate high quality, safe and compassionate care for patients in the perioperative setting, providing specialist assistance to the anaesthetist. This care will be facilitated utilising evidence-based perioperative standards, trust policies as well as local and national guidelines (e.g. NICE, NatSSIPS).

Your role will include the preparation of a wide range of specialist equipment, including anaesthetic machines, intravenous and airway equipment. During the surgical procedure the anaesthetic practitioner will also provide essential support between the surgical team and other parts of the operating theatre and hospital. The anaesthetic practitioner will be responsible for the preparation and safe transfer of the patient to the Critical Care or Recovery area. The job role will require the applicant to work within a range of settings and specialities, and cross-site working may be required on occasion.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a dynamic approach to their workload and have commitment, drive and enthusiasm.

About us

Cheltenham General and Orthopaedic Theatres have a well-established, kind and compassionate team with a culture that is supportive for learning and development. We are continually striving to improve the standard and quality of care we deliver to our patients and always open to new ideas and innovative thinking.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Existing anaesthetic skills required. Open to Newly Qualified ODP applicants.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details about working for Cheltenham General Hospital, General Theatres.

For any enquiries please contact Cathy Parry, Principal ODP, , 0300 422 3279.

Person Specification



  • NMC level 1 actively registered Nurse with recognised anaesthetic course/ HCPC actively registered Operating Department Practitioner


  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification (or equivalent)



  • Recent experience of working in a theatre environment utilising anaesthetic skills


  • Experience working in specialities listed in Job Description

Knowledge / Skills


  • Anaesthetic skills applied in a clinical setting
  • Mature and flexible approach to problem solving
  • Effective time-management and prioritisation of workload
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as a team
  • Knowledge of Trust's values and vision

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General


GL53 7AN

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