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Bank Operating Department Practitioner - Bank

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
Depending on experience £19.37 - £30.99
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Job Details

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities. We specialise in cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis, neonatal and also paediatric intensive care.

We have band 5 Theatre Practitioner Vacancies on our Nurse Bank which includes Theatre Nurses and ODP's.

Main duties of the job

  • The assessment of patient needs the development of programs of care and for the implementation and evaluation of these programs
  • Carry out all relevant forms of care.
  • Provide skilled assistance within the Operating Department environment and to continue to develop enhanced surgical or anaesthetic or recovery skills related to the specialty, commensurate with your level of competence
  • Supervise and educate junior colleagues.
  • To act as a role model to students and Clinical Support Workers.
  • To take charge of a specific theatre when rostered and assessed to be competent.
  • To present a positive, professional image of the organization and the theatre team

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • On a rostered duty can organise own workload and can delegate and supervise other members of the team
  • Can prioritise workload to manage the care for a group of patients
  • Undertake enhanced practitioner skills in scrub/circulating or anaesthetic or recovery duties as required with the Directorate
  • When rostered to be in charge take action to ensure safe staffing levels on each shift
  • Rotate within the Directorate in recovery or anaesthetic or surgery as required, to meet the needs of the service and fulfil professional educational needs
  • Undertake appropriate checks of equipment and environment within a designated area
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of equipment in use and ensure that all junior colleagues are familiar with specialty specific equipment as per Directorate and Trust policies including the checking and reporting of faults
  • Ensure the safe admission and discharge/handover of patients from a designated area - liaising with other staff and agencies to ensure continuity of care
  • Carry out all relevant forms of peri-operative care in line with Trust guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Instigate and participate in the development, maintenance and evaluation of care standards within the unit and Directorate
  • Ensure the highest standards of professional behaviour and presentation of self and others within the clinical team
  • To ensure that all activities in the designated area are in keeping with the Nursing & Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct and Health Professional Council (HPC) Code of Conduct for Operating Department Practitioners. Reflecting an attitude and appearance that benefits the Trust
  • Deliver patient care in accordance with recognized standards of research based clinical practice
  • Reflect on clinical practice in order to evaluate and maintain high standards of patient care
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Sister/Coordinator in your area of work
  • Work autonomously, Required to act independently within the appropriate guidelines, deciding when it is necessary to refer to their manager
  • Take charge of a theatre unit on a shift basis
  • Assist the senior team with the management of the theatre or area, including the supervision of junior staff
  • Supervise the professional work of junior members of the theatre team
  • Highlight to senior colleagues any shortfalls in resources.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration, NMC/ HCPC



  • recent experience in Acute Theatre Setting

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Stoke on Trent / Stafford

Stoke on Trent


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