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Theatre ODP/Staff Nurse

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited from qualified Scrub / Anaesthetic Practitioners who wish to provide dynamic support to the surgeons anaesthetists and the theatre teams. This post is looking to strengthen the structure within the Friarage theatre team and both scrub/Anaesthetic & Recovery positions are available

The operating department at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton currently comprises of 5 main in-patient/day case theatres and a recovery area. The Friarage is currently undergoing an exciting development of a brand new Surgical Hub which will offer state of the art technologies and an a modern working environment.This will increase the theatre complex to 6 main theatres,2 minor ops theatres, a 2 bay regional anaesthetic area and a 10 bay recovery area with onsite admission and discharge areas.

Main duties of the job

The theatres provide an operating service to the following clinical specialities:

General Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Maxillo-facial ,ENT and Ophthalmic.

You will need to be an active member of the multidisciplinary team by demonstrating a range of essential skills to meet the needs of the patient in a safe caring environment that promotes evidence based practice

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has an opportunity for enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated ODP/Nurses to join our multi speciality elective theatre suites. There are currently 5 inpatient theatres on the Friarage Hospital site.

The theatre accommodates the following major specialities:

General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology, Plastics, ENT, Maxillo Facial, Ophthalmic, Pain and Spinal Surgery

The Centre is committed to staff development and offers a good competency based training package with rotational expectations. Staff will also be at times expected to work across site at the main tertiary centre at James Cook University Hospital, candidates will have the opportunity to develop their skills in an exciting multi speciality environment Good communication and organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential to this post.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge and experience of providing person centred care
  • Demonstrate the behaviours and skills of a carer and act as a professional role model
  • Understands physiological, psychological and social needs of patients and their families



  • RN or ODP with an active professional registration with either the RCN or HCPC
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing or Operating Department practice ( or equivalent experience )

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital

Bullamoor Road



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