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Advanced Theatre Practitioner (ODP / Anaesthetic Nurse)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Advanced Theatre Practitioner (Operating Department Practitioner / Anaesthetic Nurse)

A role in an innovative and dynamic team with development opportunities working within a friendly and supportive learning environment.

This is a brilliant opportunity with huge potential to develop and progress working within a motivated and enthusiastic team.

We are a major NHS trust based in the vibrant and expanding town of Reading in Berkshire and considered one of the best places to work according to the NHS Staff survey 2017.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital, part of the NHS Foundation Trust, is rated Good by the CQC and is also considered one of the best hospitals in the UK, graded 6th in the country.

The hospital comprises of twenty operating theatres covering multiple specialities which include Orthopaedics, General and Emergency, Trauma, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmics, Gynae, Maternity, Robotics, and Maxillo Facial.

We deliver exemplary patient care resulting an excellent patient experience. Patient safety is at the forefront of our practice and it is widely recognised that our theatre practitioners play a vital role in our patient pathway.

In return, we offer a number of comprehensive, internal and external development opportunities and support for career progression.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people with an aspiration to learn and develop, to join our inspirational team. In applying for this position, candidates should demonstrate effective leadership skills, ability to efficiently manage theatre list and promote patient safety as a priority.

The successful candidate will demonstrate high standards of practice with excellent communication, clinical and decision making skills.. You will need to demonstrate the ability to translate the trust's vision of high quality care and excellent patient experience into action.

Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or NMC registered Nurse.
  • Advanced anaesthetic skills essential.
  • Evidence of Band 5 Development.
  • Mentorship qualification/certificate.
  • Scrub experience would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Be motivated and enthusiastic about your own professional development and keen to enhance skills and competencies within the team.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To help coordinate the skilled care of patients within their theatre specialty, demonstrating expertise in all aspects of the care of patients.

As required, to provide direct support to clinicians and patients. To contribute to the management of the specialty by acting as a professional role model able to confidently lead a team.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • ODP or RGN + anaesthetic modules
  • Mentorship/SSSD


  • Evidence of teaching



  • Relevant experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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