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Registered Nurses/ODPs - Theatres

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Glenfield Hospital Theatres are recruiting Band 5 nurses, Anaesthetic Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners within our department!

With surgical specialties such as Cardiac, Thoracic, Breast, Hepatobiliary and a state of the art Vascular Hybrid Theatre on this site, this is the start of a fantastic career in specialist areas!

There is excellent scope for learning and advancement within our theatres and we have our own dedicated Education Team and on the ground clinical skills supervisors, to help you develop and progress in your career.

Experience in Theatres, Anaesthetics or an acute surgical ward is an advantage but not essential and we welcome applications from student ODP's and those returning to practice.

Main duties of the job

  • To co-ordinate and provide skilled clinical practise (without direct supervision) to patients, in accordance with responsibilities under NMC/HCPC Code of Conduct.
  • To contribute to the continued development of Nurses/Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), including the supervision of junior nurses/ODPs and support staff.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based clinical care to a group of patients.
  • Assist and contribute to the management and organisation of a theatre or unit
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing/ODP care.
  • Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model, mentoring, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030). We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence
And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities. Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team
This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve. About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Make a referral to another practitioner when it is in the best interests of somebody in your care
  • Act without delay if you believe those in your care, you, a colleague or anybody else may be at risk
  • Confirm that the outcome of any delegated task meets required standards
  • Make sure that everybody for whom you are responsible is supervised and supported
  • Deal with problems and complaints constructively and not allow a complaint to prejudice the care your provide to somebody
  • Deliver care based on the best available evidence or best practice

Please refer to the Job description/person specification for full details on the role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Registered nurse, qualified ODP or student ODP
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training


  • In possession or or willingness to work towards recognised NMC/HCPC teaching qualification
  • Experience in the speciality applied for
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development or reflective portfolio

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Understands the importance of team working
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate well with patients of diverse cultures and understanding


  • Computer literacy



  • Good basic understanding of the importance of delivering high quality care
  • Recognises own level of competence and limitations
  • Demonstrates understanding of quality


  • Displays motivation and ideas of future career development

Planning and Organisation


  • Ability to decision make and prioritise clinical workload
  • Demonstrates understanding of their own role in efficient management of resources

Equality and Diversity


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby road



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