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Newly Qualified Operating Department Practitioner

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, versatile, Band 5 Newly Qualified Theatre Practitioners to join our dynamic theatre team and work in UK Largest Teaching Trusts UHCW Hospital.

You will have access to fantastic Preceptorship/ AHP package and vast learning and promotional opportunities you will be given to opportunity to bring your newly acquired skills to a leading trust, renowned for their teaching and educational capacity, career progression into varied roles, friendly culture, positive morale, and who are recognised leaders in innovation and patient-centred care and learning.

UHCW is a large teaching trust providing innovative and leading edge clinical services to Coventry and Warwickshire and beyond. We are closely integrated to the Medical School at Warwick University and are part of various surgical rotations. We are a Cancer Centre and a key provider of secondary and tertiary services.

Theatre Practitioners are key to the smooth running of each theatre. ODPs will work closely with multi-speciality Theatre Teams to ensure that everything the team needs each day is ready and available. You will be expected to play a valued part in the Theatre Team to deliver safe quality care for patients during their peri-operative phase of care.

Main duties of the job

Vacancies at the present time are as follows:
  • Ground Floor Theatres
  • St Cross Theatres
  • Main theatres- General ODP pool
  • Orthopaedics
  • Scrub/Anaesthetics role

Candidates will be committed to continuous professional development, possess excellent communication and organisational skills, and the passion to deliver care of the highest standard. In return, full training in all aspects of the service will be given to the successful candidate and we have a dedicated team of Theatre Clinical Educators who will support and guide you through the excellent range of opportunities that UHCW NHS Trust has to offer.

Successful applicants will be guided through our preceptorship package with appropriate mentorship to work across one of these sites. The trust offers a wide range of specialties, including Robotic, Cardiac- Thoracic, Vascular, Bariatric, General Surgery, Obstetrics, Colorectal, Plastics, Orthopaedics, Breast Surgery and Renal Transplants to name a few. Additionally we are a Major Trauma centre.

As a provider of patient-centred care, we are passionate about delivering excellent care to our local and extended population in the acute environment and in recent years, our theatres have achieved large gains in productivity and efficiency through improved capacity management and real-time tracking of theatre activity

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess requirements of the theatre/anaesthetic room/recovery room for the operation
  • Provide all necessary equipment and materials for the
  • Monitor all equipment used, take action if found to b
  • Demonstrate knowledge of operative procedures/department
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the theatre team and other clinical work
  • Acknowledge and value peoples roles within th
  • Recognise own and others limitations within th
  • Participate in achieving the aims of the department/Trust.
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  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust





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