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Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner

Employer
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bath
Salary
£25,147 to £27,596 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Are you or have you recently been working in operating theatres and want to take the next step in your career?

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone who is motivated and passionate about providing high standards of patient care and wants to work towards become becoming a fully qualified ODP.

This is an apprenticeship opportunity enabling you to continue in paid employment whilst studying towards a BSC in Operating Department Practice incorporating the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship standards for Operating Department Practice. This 3 year course combines work-based and academic learning between the RUH and the University of Gloucester starting January 2025 and is a new and innovative route to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours required across different areas of perioperative care.

On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council to enter the Register of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs).

Main duties of the job

During the apprenticeship you will be fully supported to develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to work in today's dynamic, complex and changing healthcare environment. Whilst you will be allocated to the Operating Department, you will also experience working across both internal and external clinical placement areas to gain wider experience and achieve the learning outcomes of the programme.

You will be completing on-the-job learning and collating evidence of achievement in a practice portfolio. The academic study will make up 20% of the course and is delivered through 'blended learning' - a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Face-to-face sessions will be in blocks and day release. Online learning can include group webinars, independent activities or reading between the block study sessions.

Please note that travel expenses associated with this apprenticeship are not renumerated

. The academic study will make up 20% of the course and is delivered through 'blended learning' - a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Face-to-face sessions will be in blocks and day release, apprentices will be expected to travel to the University in Gloucester for these sessions. Online learning can include group webinars, independent activities or reading between the block study sessions

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more aboutliving and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about ourextensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future withthe landmark Dyson Cancer Centreand ourpassion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Grade C in Math and English at GCSE
  • Achievement at NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Be employed in relevant clinical practice


Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of working in the Health and Social Care environment
  • Recent experience of working in the operating theatre environment


Desirable

  • Demonstrates insight in to the roles and responsibilities of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal United Hospital Foundation Trust

Bath

BA1 3NG

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