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Operating Department Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Anaesthetic ODP at Abergele Hospital - Ophthalmic Theatres

Looking for a challenging and rewarding role? Want a job where no two days are the same?

We need highly motivated and suitably qualified and registered ODP (Anaesthetics) for Ophthalmic Theatres in Abergele Hospital.

Abergele Hospital is a busy community hospital located in the beautiful county of Conwy, with immediate access to the main route in and out of North Wales (A55) providing excellent links to the Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula.

The Abergele Ophthalmology day surgery unit have two specialist eye theatres that perform a wide variety of surgeries under local and general anaesthetic.

You will need to be patient centred, reliable, organised ,keen to learn and a good team member offering skilled anaesthetic support.

All practitioners are encouraged to participate in the training and development of students and also to enable their own personal development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based patient care. Clinical expertise is utilised during all phases of the peri-operative period. Skilled assistance is provided in the anaesthetic, surgical and the post operative care of the patient.

Days of work are Monday to Friday 4 or 5 days a week (to be discussed) and participation to the on-call rota for Ophthalmic emergencies. Duties in Glan Clwyd and Abergele Orthopaedic Theatres are also required at the request of the line manager.

The post holder will work collaboratively and co-operatively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, meeting the needs of the patient whilst under no direct supervision. Assist in the management and organisation of clinical and satellite areas, implementing improvements to working practices as identified by audit/clinical trials. Participate in the education and development of other staff members.

The post holder will have the opportunity and will be encouraged and supported to utilise their clinical skills during the anaesthetic, surgical and post anaesthetic care phases of the peri-operative period.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide skilled anaesthetic support for Ophthalmic patients undergoing procedures, General anaesthetic and ophthalmic blocks.

The role involves preparing the theatre environment, equipment, managing stock and drugs, checking and completing accurate documentation, patient monitoring and supporting the multi-disciplinary team to deliver safe patient care.

The post holder will be familiar with and adhere to the Trust policies and to the BCUHB Trust values.

This job description is not exhaustive, staff may be required to undertake duties in Abergele and Glan Clwyd Theatres at the request of the line manager which, are commensurate with the band.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • Previous experience of working in theatres covering a wide variety of surgical specialities


  • Teaching / Mentoring Qualification



  • Can demonstrate and evidence high quality patient care

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Abergele Hospital


LL22 8DP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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