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Sister/Charge Nurse/Senior ODP

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to come and work for an 'Outstanding' Organization within General Surgery Theatres, there are 20 operating theatres within the Central Operating Department 3 of which are dedicated to General Surgery Theatres and 1 Emergency Theatre.

We are looking for a flexible individual with excellent communication skills and a willingness to work with the senior team for the benefit of ensuring the highest standards of patient care.
  • Interview date: 8th May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to deputise for the Band 7 in her absence act as a role model to junior staff and be an ambassador for our organization. You will act as Theatre Coordinator out of hours. Experience within General Surgery Theatres is essential due to the complexity of the work.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP, acting as a deputy when the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP is absent.
  • In areas within the organisation Nurses / ODPs may be banded at 6 by virtue clinical reasons, for example, critical care.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to both staff, patients and carers within the Theatre or Department.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure systems are in place to provide the continuity of safe effective care for patients at all times.
  • Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • May be required to participate in an On-call rota as required.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development
  • Understanding of professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) / Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role



  • Good IT skills


  • Relevant clinical skills relating to the specialty e.g. cannulation/ IV drug administration / scrub skills relevant to speciality / anaesthetic skills appropriate to speciality



  • Previous post registration experience
  • Specialist qualification if relevant to role or previous experience
  • Relevant and recent clinical experience


  • Audit / research experience



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / Operating Department Practitioner
  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Diploma in a health related subject, prepared to take degree level study


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Relevant specialist qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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