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Anaesthetics Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 5 anaesthetic practitioner to come and work in South Theatres and the new surgical hub.

This post is integral to the effectiveness of South Theatres new surgical hub and provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated and skilled individual to play a fundamental role in the development of Elective and Emergency surgery at the Ipswich Hospital.

We offer many development opportunities for further education. We offer degree/ master models that support your development within the theatre environment and help you grow as a theatre practitioner.

South Theatres new surgical hub provides both Elective and Emergency surgery. The department provides 24 hour cover for Emergency Surgery and has 8 operating theatres, which consists of a dedicated Emergency and urgent surgery Theatre, and 6 Elective Theatres.

The department covers a range of specialties ranging from General surgery, Colo-rectal, Urology, ENT, Oral, Plastic, Breast and Vascular, Robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

The role will provide potential for internal rotation with the opportunity of working in Theatres carry the emergency anaesthetic Bleep, and POCU.

This post is available to Allied Health Professionals - Operating Department Practitioners and anaesthetic nurses

The role will be working in both the new and existing theatres, for Ipswich hospital. This is an exciting opportunity with the newest innovation at the Trust being the introduction of robotic surgery using the Da Vinci Robot.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to develop truly patient cantered evidence based care through their clinical expertise and knowledge and be part of a team to deliver and maintain best practice.

The successful candidate will:
  • Demonstrate their professional commitment to patients, their families and carers.
  • Be committed to actively seeking the views of those who use and those who work within out services, and responding effectively to that feedback.
  • To work as part of a team to ensure the highest standards are maintained at all times
  • Collaborate with a wide range of people and professional groups to improve the services we provide
  • To support the patient through their journey within the theatres department.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Has experience of working within a team.
  • Evidence of Exposure to or understanding Relevant Clinical Experience


  • Previous relevant perioperative experience



  • ODP
  • Has undertaken Anaesthetic practice course be able to evidence achievement of recognised national standards
  • Evidence of continued professional Development Plans


  • Dip HE (or working towards)
  • ILS Course



  • Understands the clinical role of a Nurse/ODP within the Perioperative team.


  • Has evidence of professional portfolio development



  • Motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible
  • Able to articulate own limitations, training and development needs


  • Shows initiative
  • Enjoys working as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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