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Operating Department Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified ODP or a student ODP that wants to enhance your skills and develop your knowledge of elective, emergency and complex pediatrics at one of the busiest children's hospitals in the UK?

At the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, you'll get all the support you've always wanted to develop your skills, expand your knowledge, and grow your scope of practice.

RMCH Theatres are the leading provider of paediatric tertiary and specialist healthcare services in Manchester and treat more than a million patients every year. Our Theatre Department consists of nine operating theatres, a Minor Procedures Unit and ten post anaesthetic recovery bays. Within our theatres, we provide highly specialised elective care including Renal Transplantation, Spinal, Neurosurgical, Burns & Plastics, Neonatal, Thoracic, Complex ENT, Trauma & Orthopaedics.

Main duties of the job

Working as an ODP within Paediatric Theatres, you'll be providing the highest standards of care and making a difference to the lives of children across Manchester and beyond. You'll provide outstanding clinical support and deliver direct care for our patients.

You will be encouraged to be involved in audits and the many IQP projects within the department as well as the training and education opportunities for all staff.

You will have the opportunity to work within all 3 areas of scrub, anaesthetics and recovery after you have consolidated all of your training and competencies.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration (or due to qualify)


  • Previous experience

Skills and abilities


  • Current knowledge of relevant professional and NHS policy


  • Be willing to undertake own further professional development
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiasm with ability to motivate others
  • Communicates effectively (written/ verbal)
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change


  • IT Skills
  • Evidence of teaching/assessing skills
  • Ability to supervise and support junior staff members

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


RMCH Paediatric theatres

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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