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Bank Operating Department Practitioner / Anaesthetic Nurse

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£17.62 an hour per hour inclusive of WTR
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Would you like to develop your nursing career within one of London's most diverse and vibrant Trusts?

At Homerton we take pride in the quality of our nursing, and we offer fantastic personal development to our valued nursing community. We are currently seeking enthusiastic qualified and trained Anaesthetic Support Staff to help manage our increasing activity within our busy but well organised Theatre Department.

The successful candidates will need to be proactive, forward thinking and organised as well as professional, passionate and supportive.

We currently have 10 Theatres and several satellite areas to manage, including Chronic Pain, Paediatric MRI and Endoscopy.

The posts would suit a newly qualified ODPs or Anaesthetic Nurses looking to consolidate their training as well as candidates with more experience. We currently run elective lists in:

- Bariatric- ENT / ENT Surgery- General Surgery- Gynaecology- Urology- Trauma and Orthopaedics- Paediatric General- Obstetrics

The staff would be happy to meet with prospective candidates for an informal visit and a look around our friendly and welcoming department.

Successful candidates will either be HCPC registered or soon to be registered as an ODP, or NMC registered (RN1) with the anaesthetic course.

*Please note - this vacancy is not suitable for Overseas Registered Nurses required to take the OSCE exam.

Interview date TBC

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this position will include:

- Collecting patients from holding bay into theatre

- Checking patient details prior to surgery

- Assisting the Senior ODP and Anaesthetist with airway management

- Collecting drugs from controlled drug cupboard

- Administering drugs intraoperatively with anaesthetist

- Transferring patients from theatre into recovery room

- Handing over patients to recovery staff

About us

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, our procedures and our People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Skills & Abilties


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional attitude at all times


  • Able to assess and manage patients post operatively.
  • Computer skills



  • Experience of working within a hospital setting
  • Experience of working with patients
  • Experience of managing workload


  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a theatre team
  • Paediatric experience
  • Recovery / HDU and scrub experience
  • Experience of teaching students and junior staff

Education & Qualification


  • NMC registered Nurse OR HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner


  • Relevant post registration course

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of the Trust values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton University Hospital

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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