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ODP Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate own workload, organising equipment and resources as service demands, in accordance with policies and protocols. Ensuring all documentation relating to patient care is maintained, accurate and legible.


Liaise with all members of the MDT who are involved in the specialised care of patients. Ability to give and receive sensitive and complex information.


Prepare and organise clinical work areas to receive patients, ensuring own practice is evidence and research based.


Act as a patient advocate respecting autonomy, privacy, dignity and confidentiality


To continue professional development through post registration study and maintain a record of development that includes reflective learning.


Communicate with the patient to ensure they are fully informed in all aspects of their care. When appropriate ensure that the necessary equipment/personnel are available to help overcome barriers of understanding. Communicate with relatives and patients to offer appropriate information and support.


In conjunction with senior staff, will participate in the setting, monitoring and evaluation of standards of care for patients.


Will inform shift co-ordinator when changes in circumstances occur which affect safe and competent practice.


According to own level of competence teach and support learners in the department

Main duties of the job

Anaesthetic Practitioner Duties

Provide assistance to the anaesthetist and surgeons in a variety of situations, including those required in all outlying areas

Maintain knowledge of all specialist equipment used in theatre and outlying areas and promote its safe and effective use

Frequently work at a high level of autonomy particularly in out of hours work, following a period of preceptorship

Maintain a clean environment to minimise the risk of cross infection and maximise the control of infection.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, both as service users and visitors to Trust Premises. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. The post holder, in conjunction with their line manager, will be responsible for ensuring they undertake the appropriate level of training relevant to their individual role and responsibilities and that they are aware of and work within the safeguarding policies of the trust.

The post holder is expected to treat patients, service users and carers with courtesy, care and compassion at all times, treating each person as an individual by offering a personalised service. Trust staff will adopt behaviours and attitudes which promote, supports and respects privacy and dignity in accordance with the Trust Dignity policies and dignity in care pledges. Staff are expected to challenge poor practice in relation to dignity and treat each other with respect.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to providing consistently excellent and safe patient-centred care for the people of Lincolnshire, through highly skilled, committed and compassionate staff working together. We do this by putting our patients at the centre of all that we do and providing the best quality care with passion and pride. We have a set of values that inform every action we take and every decision we make. They are the foundation of what United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust stands for, and encompass a desire in all of us to provide the highest quality of care to patients and each other.

All staff are required to advocate, champion and demonstrate the below values and behaviours

Patient Centred

I am fully committed to providing the very highest standards of care to our patients


I do everything I can to keep my patients and my colleagues safe

I keep my environment clean and tidy

I recognise when something is going wrong and I have the courage to do something about it


I show a genuine concern for my patients and my colleagues

I communicate well with others, listening and showing an interest in what they have to say

I am positive, approachable and friendly


I treat my patients and my colleagues with dignity and respect

I work openly and honestly as part of an effective team

I keep my promises and do what I say I will, when I said I will, or I will provide and explain if I cant


I will always go the extra mile and improve things for my patients and my colleagues

I am competent to carry out my role and committed to my personal and professional development

I will share good ideas and best practice and encourage my team members to do so too.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Reg or NMC with Anaesthetic training


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Recognised qualifications relating to H& S or manual handling
  • Vocational qualifications in health related areas



  • Previous experience working in theatres
  • Previous experience in Anaesthetics
  • Previous experience in working in acute areas i.e. resus, ITU.


  • Previous experience working in acute theatres



  • Knowledge of Health and Safety. Control of infection and Moving and handling policies
  • An interest in developing specialist skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all members of the multi professional team
  • Must be able to demonstrate commitment to own professional development

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road



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