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Senior Orthopaedic Anaesthetic Practitioner

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent development opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Anaesthetic nurse or ODP to join the Theatre Department Orthopaedic Centre at Kent & Canterbury Hospital.

Summer 2021, Kent and Canterbury Hospital saw the opening of a brand-new centre, dedicated solely for elective orthopaedic inpatient surgery. As part of a national pilot aimed to improve the quality and outcomes for orthopaedic patients, Getting It Right First Time identified that separating elective services from trauma would combat recurrent winter pressures and reduce waiting times across several key areas. The opening of the Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) will mark the completed second phase of this initiative and provide specialist facilities for the elective orthopaedic patient group.

Main duties of the job

The EOC is equipped with four laminar flow theatres, a seven-bed recovery and specifically designed areas to support our patients through their journey. It accommodates a number of specialities and a variety of complex cases, advancing on the work established in the first phase of the pilot.

This exciting and innovative venture is a testament to how shared objectives, dedicated staff and strong teamwork directly supports excellent patient care and we hope to encourage staff to join us in carrying these ambitions forward

You will provide effective patient care whilst working as a member of the Theatre team across East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience in theatre
  • Demonstrates patient focused approach
  • Registered Nurse, ODP III/ODA C& G 752 ODP Diploma/ Anaesthetic course for nurses.
  • Completion of willingness to complete Preceptor-ship Programme.
  • Mentor Qualification or willingness to complete


  • Previous experience at Band 5 within specialty
  • Evidence of facilitating learning in practice
  • Evidence of on-going personal + professional development
  • Mentor Qualification or ENB 998

Clinical Skills and Experience


  • Patient focused approach
  • Basic IT skills
  • Intermediate Life Support
  • Well-developed verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to develop working relationships with others
  • Time management and personal organisation skills
  • Calm under pressure Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post



  • Participates in regular clinical governance activity with evidence of annual audit project or quality improvement activity
  • Understands principles and concepts of clinical governance

Personal/Professional Attributes


  • Ensure registration with the relevant professional body is maintained and to practice within the professional codes of conduct of that body.
  • Ability to direct and organise teams
  • Understands the role of human factors in healthcare and the importance of non-technical skills on patient safety
  • Able to manage conflicting and unpredictable demands

Other requirements


  • To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Upholds and models the Trust values
  • Current understanding of key issues facing the NHS both locally and Nationally


  • Ability to work on own initiative using sound decision-making and problem-solving skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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