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Operating Department Practitioner - Day Surgery Unit

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The role is for an Operating Department Practitioner within the Day Surgery Unit. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our friendly and professional team.

The department manages elective day case surgery for adults and Paediatrics. The function of the department is to provide a high quality patient focused service for patients under regional blocks, general and local anaesthesia. The specialities cover General Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Oral/Max-Fax, Dermatology/Plastics, Ophthalmology, Hand trauma and Orthopaedics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the daily management and delivery of safe, individual patient care, within a professional multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be flexible, multi skilled and continue to gain further knowledge and skills in order to practice competently in elective surgery. They will provide ongoing education, appropriate training opportunities and mentorship duties.

The post holder will work with the team to facilitate new developments and positive change in the clinical environment, based on current evidence and research. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, professional and works well individually and within a team.

About us

The Day Surgery Unit is a busy department and is constantly expanding its services. It is a dedicated unit which has three operating theatres, two PACU areas and has both a general and Ophthalmic ward area. Our Day Surgery Unit encompasses the whole patients surgical journey, including pre, peri and post operative care. Our ward staff both admit and discharge our patients. Our goal is to see, assess and treat patients in a timely manner, taking into consideration all of the patients requirements, whilst ensuring efficiency and a consistently high standard of individualised care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Work effectively and efficiently as a qualified member of the Day Surgery team. To provide safe, high quality holistic care for patients throughout their journey from admission to discharge home. To have knowledge of processes and equipment in the specific area of work and specialised information on procedures in the specific areas.

2. Provide services to ensure that the needs of patients and their families are met.

3. Assess, plan and implement care for each individual patient within your area of work, adhering to HDFT local and national policies and guidelines.

For more information please see the job description attached

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact William Griffiths on or 01423 557709

Person Specification



  • Operating Department Practitioner with HCPC registration.


  • Mentorship/Teaching qualification.
  • Degree/Diploma or equivalent clinical experience.



  • Experience working in the Anaesthetic role.


  • Multi-skilled Practitioner in Anaesthetics/PACU/Scrub
  • Previous expirence of Day Surgery

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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