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Operating Department Practitioner

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are expanding! An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the position of Band 5 Theatre ODP within our day-case theatres. The hospital has three operating theatres and a minor ops suite and procedure room. Specialties include urology, breast surgery, gynaecology, ENT, general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, ophthalmology, pain management, and dermatology services.

You will need to be organized and able to prioritize a busy workload to meet the department's needs. You will also provide support to Band 4, 3, and 2 staff in all areas. On occasion, you may be expected to work at King's Mill Hospital, which is also part of the SFH Trust.

You should demonstrate an aptitude for developing your knowledge, ideas, and work practices to improve quality and maintain our high standards of theatre practice. Working closely with the clinical education team, you will actively monitor your own training needs. Additionally, you will be expected to participate in the on-call rota

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental in contributing to an inclusive workplace at Sherwood Forest Hospitals. The Trust does not tolerate any forms of discrimination, racism, bullying and harassment. All staff, at all times, in the performance of their duties are expected to demonstrate equal treatment of everyone and ensure that every member of staff regardless of differences are respected, valued and appreciated. All staff are expected to have an understanding of the Trust's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Legislation.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirement


  • Good communication skills with clear written and oral skills. Effective organisation abilities, supervisory skills



  • 1st level Registered Nurse or Degree/Diploma in Operating Department Practice


  • Mentorship or equivalent

Further Training


  • Evidence of personal and professional development


  • IV Cannulation
  • ECG monitoring
  • ILS / ALS trained



  • Experience of working in the perioperative environment


  • Recovery trained- post op skills
  • Work across 3 areas scrub, anaesthetic and recovery

Contractual Requirements


  • Regular attendance
  • Ability to work flexibly/ work across site
  • Involve unsociable hours
  • on call commitment

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Newark Hospital

Boundary Road


NG24 4DE

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