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Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner-Maternity Theatres

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse or an Operating Department Practitioner who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner post is a vital and valued role to support in providing high-quality, compassionate nursing care to women undergoing clinical / peri-operative procedures in the Maternity Unit.

You will be able to scrub for all elective and emergency maternity theatre cases and be able to provide post-operative care to the women.

Based within maternity theatres, you work closely with the Department Manager, Matron and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the unit setting.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Assist and care for women undergoing elective and emergency caesarean sections, plus contributing to treating women during clinical emergencies.

The Registered Nurse will receive, transfer and position women for clinical procedures and support, monitor and care for women and their babies during clinical procedures and in the post-operative period.

Prepare equipment/ supplies and waste is kept to a minimum.

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure the safety and comfort of women.

The successful candidate will plan, implement and evaluate the peri-operative care of the women as part of a multi disciplinary team.

Store, prepare and administer prescribed drugs to women in accordance with Trust Policy and monitor the effects of drugs on women.

To work in any of the Theatre areas according to service needs, regardless of which theatre department they are based in, although it is anticipated that staff do permanently work in the department they are employed to be based in.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Registered Nurse or Registered ODP
  • Must be willing to undertake relevant post registration courses as advised by the Practice Educators/ Theatre Team Leaders


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of mentorship & preceptorship training
  • Advanced Life support certificate

Previous Experience


  • Gained through undertaking relevant study


  • Post qualification experience within the perioperative setting
  • Relevant experience in either an inpatient or day surgery theatre, maternity theatre or other relevant clinical area
  • Peri-operative practice, skilled in recovery and scrub
  • Experience of providing clinical support outside of the theatre area



  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Can organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative


  • Good planning skills
  • Can perform in the role of scrub and circulating assistant, recovery person or has relevant experience within a critical / acute care setting.
  • Has relevant experience within maternity or gynaecology surgery
  • Can effectively and efficiently run a theatre list
  • Can participate in the audit process



  • Aware of the National 6 Cs campaign
  • Aware of Trust's Values
  • An understanding of peri-operative patient care
  • Understanding of aseptic technique and the work involved in caring for a women in theatre
  • Team work
  • Participate in audit
  • Knowledge of the aims of the Trust


  • Knowledge of privacy / dignity & infection control relating to theatre area

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill lane



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