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Bank Registered Operating Department Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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We are excited to welcome applications for ODPs to join our bank team in supporting our theatre teams within our 15 operating theatres.

At Somerset Foundation Trust, we believe that the right team is our greatest resource. We foster a culture of respect, collaboration, and appreciation because we recognise that our team members are instrumental in achieving our mission of providing outstanding patient care.This is an immensely exciting time to join our department, especially with the impending launch of our new purpose-built Surgical Centre in 2024. With cutting edge facilities at our disposal, we're geared up to propel our team to new heights, and we invite you to be a part of this journey!

Why choose the Bank pathway?

Career Flexibility:Work on a schedule that suits your lifestyle. Our Bank offers flexibility, allowing you to balance work with personal commitments.

Diverse Experience:Gain exposure to various healthcare settings within Somerset Foundation Trust. This diversity enhances your skills and broadens your experience.

Team Collaboration:Collaborate with a supportive team of healthcare professionals. Your contributions are integral to our patient centred approach.

Gateway to Permanent Positions:Many of our permanent staff began their journey on Bank. This pathway often serves as a stepping stone to secure long term positions within our Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Works as part of the clinical team providing direct patient care, primarily as an assistant to the anaesthetist
  • Plans, implements, delivers and evaluates care given by self and other team members to patients and their relatives
  • Assist in emergency situations and initiate emergency procedures in line with policy
  • Act as the patients' advocate
  • Liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Be clinically competent in all areas of practice relevant to the post
  • Take direct responsibility for ensuring cleaning standards are maintained throughout the shift
  • Ensure that Privacy and Dignity of patients is maintained at all times
  • Collect patients from the wards and escort to theatre
  • May take on extended roles such as cell salvage, following completion of required training and competency assessment
  • Maintain accurate clinical records
  • Works flexibly across the theatres as required
  • Ensure that all quality initiatives within the nursing environment are adhered to and that the highest standards of care are maintained at all times.
  • Communicate with patients, relatives and carers sensitive clinical information in an appropriate way
  • Supervises junior colleagues
  • Delivers training for one to one induction and ongoing training for new and temporary staff, mentorship for students and preceptorship for newly qualified staff
  • The post holder will be required to manage conflicting priorities and may be required to switch tasks with little notice

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

We offer a form of weekly pay via Wagestream. Bank Pay is an easy way to automatically get paid a percentage of the money you've already earned from any bank shifts completed the previous week. It means you don't have to wait until the end of the month for your bank shift pay, giving you more flexibility.

Don't worry - the remaining portion of your pay is set aside to make sure your tax contributions are paid in full and if your tax contributions amount to less than the money set aside you'll receive it all back at the end of each month.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must be an ODP with recent anaesthetic experience or a RGN with recent anaesthetic experience and an anaesthetic qualification.

If your application does not mention your anaesthetic experience and or qualification, it will likely be rejected at short listing

See attached file for detailed job description.

Person Specification



  • registered ODP or RGN with Anaesthetic Qualification
  • current UK registration


  • previous anaesthetic experience



  • Leadership / Mentoring qualification



  • Evidence of current CPD


  • Evidence of QI project

On calls


  • Ability to cover weekend s and oncalls

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Inpatient Theatres

Musgrove Park hospital



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