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Theatre Practitioner (ODP/Registered Nurse)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking for your next challenge, we would love to hear from you. We have opportunities within our Orthopaedic Theatre team for dedicated individuals to join us and make a difference.

Our PRIDE values of People Focus, Respect, integrity, Dedication and Excellence are important to our theatre teams and to be successful you will need to share our beliefs and values. In particular, you will support our approach to clinical excellence by taking every opportunity to learn and develop your skills and competence in every aspect of peri-operative care. Our multi skilled teams work together, developing string working relationships through respect and integrity to deliver exceptional results.

We are looking for individuals who promote the Trust PRIDE values and demonstrate a caring and compassionate approach to patient care.. As a department we value all of our team members and are committed in the promotion and development of staff development

Interview Date: 11th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The candidate will work as a competent member of the team, supporting the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration of theatre personnel.

Be an accountable practitioner, taking every opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence in all aspects of peri-operative care.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's PRIDE values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Expectations of the role will include, but not be limited to:
  • Work as an competent practitioner, contributing to the development of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the most effective utilisation of resources.
  • Undertake a full range of theatre duties appropriate to the specialty by providing skilled assistance in the anaesthetic and surgical role.
  • Be personally accountable for undertaking a range of enhanced skills specific to the clinical area in accordance with trust Policy.
  • Assess, monitor and evaluate the care needs of the peri-operative patient, gaining the comprehensive understanding of the patient's condition and reporting effectively to the appropriate person.
  • Maintain and ensure that patient safety, comfort, dignity and confidentiality remains paramount.
  • Act as Daily Team Leader in the theatre environment. Helping to co-ordinate
  • Supervise qualified and unqualified staff, and become actively involved in Operation Department Training as a mentor/assessor, against the approved award.
  • Display a professional attitude by developing and maintaining good working relationships, communication and teamwork with all disciplines, both within the Department and with other relevant Departments in the Trust.
  • Support and encourage the concept of team working and development of trust, integrity, honesty and sharing within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with established procedures and protocols, and conform with the unit's Operational Policy.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ Operating Department Practitioner on the appropriate part of the NMC/ Health Professional Register


  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area



  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality



  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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