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Anaesthetic Practitioner Cardiac/ ODP

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Cardiac Theatres Team has an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Cardiac Theatre Practitioner (ODP). We are looking for a highly enthusiastic, committed, and dynamic individual with both Anaesthetic experience in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills to support the team in achieving high standards of patient care within theatres.In return we offer comprehensive training in all aspects of our service. In addition, 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. There will be an on call commitment required as part of the post to cover out of hours working.

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.

The primary focus of the post is to ensure that the Trust provides high quality patient centred care.

The practitioner will act as an advocate for patients.

The practitioner will provide clinical leadership for a specified theatre / specialist area.

The practitioner will carry out a wide range of theatre duties at the direction of senior staff.

Main duties of the job

Clinical - Core

Assess, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the peri-operative care of patients using specialist knowledge and skills.

Acknowledge personal preferences, rights and choice of patients undergoing surgery.

Maintain health, safety, and the control of infection in clinical work areas in line with Trust policies and procedures.

Store, prepare and administer prescribed drugs to patients, and monitor the effects of drugs on patients in line with Trust policies.

Prepare, monitor, and maintain materials and equipment for clinical procedures, take action if found to be faulty.

Support, monitor and care for patients during clinical procedures.

Contribute to treating patients during clinical emergencies.

Receive, transfer and position patients for clinical procedures.

Maintain accurate & legible records of care.

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 core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical - Anaesthetics

Assess requirements of the anaesthetic room

Provide all necessary equipment and materials for the list

Demonstrate extensive knowledge of operative procedures/departmental procedures.

Demonstrate budgetary control, ordering and supplying materials required within agreed budgets.


Communicate effectively with other members of the theatre team and other clinical work areas.

Acknowledge and value peoples roles within the team.

Recognise own and other limitations within the team and take appropriate action.

Provide required resources for anticipated workload and to cover 24-hour emergency rotas.

Manage the theatre team to ensure effective & efficient use of funded theatre time.

Participate in achieving the aims of the department/Trust.

Leadership and Innovation

Effectively support and lead the theatre team.

Delegate tasks appropriately.

Demonstrate a flexible attitude to changes. Support and implement new changes in practice within the theatre department and the Trust.

Contribute new ideas for change to meet patient and staff needs, provide recommendations, and evaluate change.

Reflect theatre philosophy within their work area.

Recognise, prevent, and diffuse areas of conflict within the theatre environment.

Contribute to the effective & efficient utilisation of theatre resources, identify shortfalls & liaise with the Theatre Manager.

Carry out Personal Development Reviews to meet personal and service objectives.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital



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