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Operating Department Practitioner/Theatre Practitioner Main Theatres

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking for enthusiastic, quality focused and patient centred Operating Department Practitioners/Theatre Practitioners, to join our theatre team in main theatres, to support with our vision of high quality surgical care and interventions.

You will be expected to work alongside and communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team and actively contribute to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. You will work as a member of our theatre teams on circulating scrub and/or anaesthetic duties and opportunities will be provided to gain experience and further training in both these areas as your registration supports.

You will be committed to providing a high standard of patient care, demonstrating motivation, enthusiasm and consideration of financial importance.

Main duties of the job

As a Theatre Practitioner you will work alongside the Anaesthetist or Surgeon, to provide first class, patient centred anaesthetic or surgical care. You will at all times work in accordance with the 'Codes of Professional Conduct' (HCPC) (NMC) and ensure at all times your practices reach the required professional standard.

Provide the correct surgical instruments and materials to the surgeon and be responsible for all surgical instruments, equipment and swabs during the operation.

Act as a link between the surgical team and other parts of the theatre and hospital anticipating the requirements of the surgical team and responding effectively to ensure that all required instrumentation and equipment are available at the appropriate time.

As a registered practitioner you will be a responsible and compassionate patient advocate and act in their best interest at all times.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience in acute hospital environment
  • Previous experience during training in Theatres


  • Demonstrate evidence of research based practice



  • ODP with HCPC or Nurse registered with NMC.
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues
  • Student pending registration


  • Evidence of specialised qualifications, competencies in relation to theatre practice
  • Evidence of attendance at relevant mandatory study days

Organisational Skills


  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required and good attendance
  • Precise and methodical in working practice and able to work under own initiative


  • Provide evidence of supervision of students
  • Provide evidence of understanding of clinical governance/risk assessment

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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