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Band 5 Anaesthetic Staff Nurse/ODP-Guys Main Theatres

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Staff Nurse/ODP - Guy's Main Theatres

We are currently offering an excellent developmental opportunity for a qualified anaesthetic nurse/ ODP to join our anaesthetic team in Guy's Main Theatres. This opportunity will allow you to work alongside our excellent team within Theatres and develop your skills in various specialities.

What can we offer you?

We want you to be the best you can be and would support you in achieving your goals through our in-house training programs and tertiary study at our affiliated universities. Our TAP (Theatres, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine) Academy aims to develop a team of practitioners, with knowledge and skills to care for patients, recognizing the commitments of our staff and rewarding achievements.

Training and support is provided whilst we develop your existing skills and knowledge in each aspect of the Perioperative environment.

Closing Date: 21st April 2024 at Midnight

Interview date: 09th July 2024

Main duties of the job

If you are an experienced staff nurse and looking to further develop your career and expand your skills within a range of clinical specialities, this may be the area for you. Our long history of cutting edge surgery means that you could be involved in some of the worlds most advanced procedures.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.
  • Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a persons nursing requirements.
  • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and appropriate for their needs.
  • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.
  • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and wellbeing and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
  • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriates.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products.
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of its implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies are followed.
  • Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work
  • Will be familiar with the wards fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H. policies and ensure that all nurses in the ward are aware of the policies.
  • Will be responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive or contentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multi- disciplinary team regarding patient care.
  • Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising, as appropriate with medical staff other members of the care team and management.
  • Will give and receive day/night reports. Acting as team leader/member/coordinator as necessary.

Person Specification



  • NMC Level one Registration or Recognised qualification in Operating Department Practice Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Leadership Qualification
  • SSSA& P training



  • Recent experience in Theatre and Anaesthetics
  • Experience of working on own and in a team



  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation


  • Venepuncture and Cannulation

Values & Behaviours


  • Values & Behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust





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