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Senior Anaesthetic ODP / Anaesthetic Nurse

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to offer a leadership position at band 6 level, which can be filled on a permanent or secondment basis based on the outcome of the interview process. We are seeking an ideal candidate who has prior experience in anaesthetics to fulfil this role.

Our theatre complex comprises 24 theatres, we are proud to offer some of the most advanced facilities in the country. We recently expanded our theatre service to include a major trauma centre, the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital, which will house five new state-of-the-art theatres and a helipad.

Join our exceptional surgical team at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, where we use innovative anaesthetic techniques to provide the highest level of care to our patients. Our specialists cover a wide range of areas, including Upper and Lower GI, Plastics, Gynaecology, Elective and Trauma Orthopaedics, E.N.T, and Urology. Anaesthetics are administered throughout the hospital, including interventional radiology, MR Scan, and A& E resuscitation

If you are a motivated and ambitious anaesthetic practitioner who is looking for a challenging and rewarding role, then we encourage you to apply for this position. You will have the opportunity to work with a supportive and dedicated team of professionals and contribute to the delivery of exceptional care to our patients.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Anaesthetic Practitioner will be responsible for providing clinical leadership to support evidence-based, patient-centred care of the highest quality. This role requires exceptional communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, with outstanding organisational skills and the capacity to work independently.

As a Senior Anaesthetic Practitioner, you will need to make informed clinical decisions, even in complex situations, and exhibit a high degree of commitment to educating, empowering, and supporting colleagues in the theatre environment. You must possess excellent leadership and people management skills, as well as demonstrate the necessary qualities to become part of a forward-thinking and innovative team that aims to deliver the safest possible care.

Ideal candidates should possess appropriate people skills and exhibit a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, keeping abreast of the latest research and advancements in the field of anaesthesia. The successful applicant will be expected to actively contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-based practice, in accordance with Salford Royal Foundation Trust's policies and procedures, while continuously striving to improve patient outcomes.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • A recognised anaesthetic qualification (e.g. NMC registered Nurse or HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner)
  • Prior anaesthetic experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to ongoing learning


  • Experience in mentoring, teaching, and assessing staff or students
  • Demonstrable experience in leadership, and the ability to provide clinical leadership to support evidence-based, patient-centred care
  • Experience in leading or participating in quality improvement projects or audits

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and other healthcare professionals
  • Experience in managing complex patient cases or emergency situations


  • Experience in using IT systems to manage patient records and theatre information
  • Knowledge of local and national policies and guidelines related to anaesthesia and perioperative practice.
  • Extensive prior experience in anaesthetics

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane



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