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Theatre Practitioner/ODP Maternity - Scarborough

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata/per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a new operating theatre team for Maternity. York and Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust provides care to women living in and around York, North Yorkshire and the East Cost, with an increase demand on Caesarean Sections (elective and emergency).

We are looking for experienced Scrub Practitioner to join our Maternity operating theatre team in York and Scarborough. This is a golden opportunity to work within our Maternity multidisciplinary team and have a positive impact in our community.

To be successful in your application, you will need to be able to demonstrate either 3 years' experience in Maternity Theatres OR 3 years' experience in Gynae/GI/Vascular or Urology Theatres.

Part time hours are available with the minimum being 23 hrs. (2 shifts per week).

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate and develop clinical assessment skills and the ability to prioritise the care for patients undergoing a Surgical / Anaesthetic procedure.
  • Actively supports patients and their families, communicating clinical information using a variety of methods, to ensure effective understanding.
  • Contribute to the continuing development of patient care within the operating theatres, e.g. through sharing knowledge and expertise as required.
  • Prepare and organise clinical area to receive patients for elective and emergency.
  • To safely identify, prepare, check and assemble equipment required for the relevant operating list.
  • Responsible for adhering to the NMC / ODP professional Code of Conduct.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1) or qualified Operating Department Practitioner with HPC registration or Anaesthetic Nurse (ENB 182/183 or equivalent)


  • Teaching qualification



  • 3 years' experience in Maternity Theatres OR 3 years' experience in Gynae/GI/Vascular or Urology Theatres


  • Practice assessor / mentor experience
  • Willingness to train as a mentor



  • Demonstrate awareness of current issues in Maternity Services within the NHS
  • Demonstrate awareness of current issues in Maternity Theatres within the NHS


  • Demonstrate awareness of theatre specialty, and/or specific needs of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates awareness of evidence based practice within a Theatre environment
  • Demonstrates understanding of Health and Safety / COSHH



  • Demonstrates a professional approach to patient care.


  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of the MDT

Skills and attributes


  • Demonstrate use of good written, communication and listening skills across all settings.
  • Demonstrate attributes of a team player and can contribute towards a positive learning environment with a willingness to undertake further training as necessary.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload


  • Demonstrates ability to negotiate and problem solve.
  • Numeric skills and keyboard skills



  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Committed to working with people.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to selfdevelopment.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough Hospital

Woodlands Road


YO12 6QL

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