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Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum annexe 21
Closing date
29 May 2024

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The post-holder will be employed by the Trust as an Apprentice in Operating Department Practice and undertake degree level study, demonstrating the Apprentice standard as set by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency. Upon completion of the degree level study, the apprentice will be eligible to apply to the HCPC and work under the protected title of Operating Department Practitioner (ODP). The apprenticeship will encompass teaching blocks at University and clinical placements (Whilst the apprentice will be under the management of Lincoln County Hospital Theatres, some placements will be situated at Pilgrim Hospital Boston, Grantham and Louth), the work-based learning will encompass anaesthetics', intra-operative and the post anaesthetic phases of care. The university will be selected and commissioned by the Trust.

Main duties of the job

o To commit to their personal learning and development includes completion of the degree apprenticeship programme and their appraisal and supervision.o Have a responsibility for use of resources, maintain stock levels within own specialist areas.o Act at all times within relevant code of conduct.o Responsible for patient care.o Participate in audit meetings.o Accurate record keeping.o Security of drugso Care of equipment

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Evidence of GCSE at grade C or grade 4 and above or full Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent alternative qualification in Mathematics, English Language or literature.
  • To meet university degree course eligibility criteria as agreed between the University and Trust (Level 3 NVQ or equivalent in Healthcare)
  • Care Certificate - employer responsibility
  • Note: Successful candidates with appropriate experience and a level 3 healthcare qualification will be required to submit a short essay to the university for assessment provide assurance of academic ability to study at this level



  • Experience of working in a Clinical Environment
  • Experience of prioritising own time and working to deadlines.
  • Experience of using good customer relations and effective communication skills including face to face.
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework:


  • Experience as a health care support worker or equivalent in hospital.



  • A clear understanding and appreciation of Operating Department Practice and its related values.
  • Ability to work with people regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability
  • Ability to work in accordance with anti- discriminatory and anti-oppressive practices
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including sound listening skills.
  • IT skills - Digitally literate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use own initiative whilst recognising when to seek further assistance
  • Ability to reflect on own experience and use this in own development

Specific Requirements


  • Enthusiasm for the profession
  • Good attendance record
  • Willingness to learn and develop in the role
  • Motivation and commitment
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • Flexible approach to changing demands of working environment
  • Commitment to support the Trust values and Staff charter

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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