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Bank Operating Department Practitioner/ Anaesthetic Assistant - Band 5

North Bristol NHS Trust
£19.86 to £31.78 an hour per hour
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Here at North Bristol Trust, we recognise that our Bank staff make up a significant part of the Trust's valued workforce, helping us to deliver outstanding patient care. By joining our NBT eXtra , you can enjoy the flexibility of choosing shifts that suit your lifestyle whilst joining a trust that is committed to your wellbeing and growth

Why be a Bank ODP/ Anaesthetic Assistant?

Pioneering Healthcare Services: Our theaters are the major trauma center for the Southwest Region, specialising in neurosurgery, renal, plastics, burns, and orthopedics.

Equal Opportunities for Development: We treat all Theatre Practitioners equally, offering access to development opportunities as a promise, not just a perk.

Personalised Support: Our Perioperative Development Team provides tailored support and training programs for our multidisciplinary team members, including anaesthetics practice facilitators for extended skills support.

Cutting-Edge Simulation Facilities: Benefit from exclusive multidisciplinary training in our purpose-built Clinical Simulation space, fostering innovation and excellence.

Revolutionsing Patient Care: Our innovative Medirooms combine traditional recovery, day-case, and admission areas into a single patient room, enhancing privacy and dignity while providing continuity of care from admission to discharge/transfers.

Embark on a journey with North Bristol NHS Trust and have the opportunity to make a difference and be part of something great.

Main duties of the job

As a Bank ODP, your responsibilities will include :
  • Participate in all aspects of clinical operating department work
  • Provide a high standard of patient care and safety in accordance with the North Bristol NHS Trust philosophy and objectives, policies and legal requirements.
  • Ensure duties are carried out in accordance with the advisory guidelines and practice set out in the HCPC/ NMC code of conduct.
  • Deputise for the Team Leader when required/experience allows.
  • Being responsible for assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of patient care
  • Take responsibility for the supervision and guidance of other staff including healthcare support workers and students, as required.

Applicants must:
  • Be a qualified ODP with current license to practice or a Registered Nurse with a recognised post graduate anaesthetic qualification
  • Minimum of 15 months post new qualification experience. (3 months preceptorship and then 12 months acute experience)
  • Have recent acute hospital experience within the last 18-24 months
  • Have a drive to work hard, enthusiasm and the ability to commit to a 4-day induction programme if successful
  • Have right to work in UK (with relevant Adaptation/ONP if applicable)
  • Have the ability to commence work within 3 months of offer

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

- State of the art facilities, within our Brunel building, voted best-designed large hospital internationally. This includes access to our rooftop terrace complete with herb garden to relax in during breaks!

- Onsite restaurants and cafes,offering low-cost freshly prepared food options. Try a breakfast bap and drink or jacket potato for �1!

- Supportive and responsive onsite Bank Booking Centre Team, who will make you feel respected and welcomed.

- Access to staff support services, an award-winning wellbeing service and NHS discount schemes

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full overview of the Job Description, please refer to the PDF Job Description attached as an additional document to this advert.

Why choose NBTeXtra?

Whether you have retired but still miss the clinical challenges and rewards of making a real difference or you work substantively elsewhere but would love to also experience working in the largest hospital trust in the South West, read on to see the long list of benefits that could await you as a bank worker at NBT:

Joining NBTeXtra opens the door to a world of flexibility whilst receiving unmatched perks:

- Competitive Rates: Enjoy competitive hourly rates, with �19.86 on weekdays, �25.82 on nights and Saturdays, and �31.78 on Sundays and Bank Holidays, inclusive of annual leave allowance.

- Weekly Pay: Being a part of NBTeXtra means youll receive weekly pay

- Advance Shift Notifications: Plan your life with ease by receiving shift schedules weeks in advance.

- NHS Pension Scheme: Be a valued member with access to the NHS pension scheme, securing your financial future.

- Comprehensive Training Support: Stay ahead in your career with our commitment to comprehensive training support.

Person Specification



  • Registered ODP or Registered Nurse with recognised post graduate anaesthetic qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Teaching and assessing qualification (998 or equivalent)

Work Experience


  • Candidate will have undertaken training for extended roles required by the ward / department. i.e. IV drug administration, Cannulation, venepuncture, ECGs, male catheterisation, PCA and Epidural training.
  • Experience at Band 5 across a range of surgical specialties
  • At least 1 years relevant and recent experience of acute environment



  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Basic computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service i.e. IHS, Acis, email use
  • Effective communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust




BS10 5NB

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