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ODP / Nurse Theatre Anaesthetic Practitioner

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Operating Department Practitioners (HCPC / NMC)

We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment with developmental opportunities, within an innovative and dynamic team.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a motivated and dynamic team, with huge potential to develop and progress.

The hospital comprises of twenty operating theatres covering multiple specialties, serving our local community, including paediatrics. The theatre complex comprises of twenty theatre suites with four recovery units, these are divided into specific specialties across three departments, including a unique ring-fenced Elective Orthopaedic unit.

The specialties include General and Emergency Surgery, Bariatric, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Urology, ENT and Ophthalmology as well as Robotic Surgery. We also provide out of area Anaesthetic cover to areas such as MRI, CT, Angio, Endoscopy and the local Psychiatric hospitals.

We deliver excellent patient experience and quality of care, with patient safety at the forefront of our practice, recognising that theatre practitioners play a vital role in our patient pathway.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Theatre Practitioners who aspire to learn and develop to join our inspirational team. Whether you have specific specialty experience or not, full support and training will be provided. Although the positions will be based in a specific department, you will have the opportunity to work across different specialties.

Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards of practice with excellent communication, clinical and decision making skills. You will need to demonstrate the ability to translate the trust's vision of high quality care and excellent patient experience into action.

In return we offer in-depth in-house and external development opportunities and support for career progression.

Applications are welcome from from either HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) or NMC registered nurses.

About us

Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To contribute to the effective day-to-day operation of the Trust's theatres by providing skilled assistance to medical staff during the administration, maintenance and termination of general regional or local anaesthetics.

For those wishing to multi-skill in other areas, this can also be supported.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RODP or RGN


  • Extended role
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Insertion of Laryngeal Mask
  • Diploma/Degree



  • Anaesthetic and/or surgical and/or recovery skills as specified in post advertised

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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