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DTU Practitioner - Stamford

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a committed, dynamic and professionally motivated practitioner? Are you looking for an opportunity to positively influence the development of Day Treatment care services, within the procedure room environment.

Do you have the knowledge and skills to help play an important role within the Stamford DTU team?

An opportunity has arisen for a skilled, knowledgeable and professionally motivated practitioner.

You must be a qualified RN/RODP and ideally have experience within this area. All short listed applicants require professional registration and any overseas applicants working towards this, must apply via the NWAFT overseas programme, where OSCE is supported.

Please do not apply direct, if you are an overseas applicant, without professional registration.

Main duties of the job

You will be a registered RN/ODP practitioner and will be expected to work within the whole of the Day Treatment environment, including admissions, minor scrub and discharge. Experience of scrub is preferred but a willingness to learn the skills required would be considered, training can be given within the work environment. You should be able to provide evidence of ongoing professional development, be able to prioritise your own workload and be able to work effectively within a multi disciplinary team. You should be innovative and dynamic with excellent communication skills, and possess the ability to put quality patient care at the forefront of your practice.

About us

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a healthy work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust. Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here area few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia

Job description

Job responsibilities

To function effectively as a member of the DTU team and to ensure the provision and development of an efficient and high quality surgical service.

To deliver a holistic care package, which is current, evidence based and effective.

The Band 5 Registered Practitioner requires a broad knowledge and skill base including communication and team working skills, in order that they contribute to the smooth running of the DTU.

The Band 5 Registered Practitioner will actively seek out learning opportunities for both self and others, providing support and assessment to junior members of the team and other learners.

The Band 5 DTU Practitioner will work in each speciality/area in order to gain experience and to develop the necessary skills to participate effectively in the service as required.

As with all other members of staff the Band 5 DTU Practitioner must perform within their scope of practice and not exceed the boundaries of competence. They will remain accountable for their actions and omissions.

In the absence of senior staff, the Band 5 DTU Practitioner will oversee the running of the department, whilst promoting a positive standard of healthcare to patients, relatives, carers and staff.

The Registered Practitioner will supervise juniors/learners, support them and offer feedback on performance as necessary.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner / NA


  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification
  • Generic qualification in Perioperative care



  • Demonstrate potential to work closely with MDT


  • Able to cope well with change
  • Able to work well as a team member, supporting less experienced staff



  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Aware of the importance of risk management
  • Ability to interpret data and audit information

Key Skills


  • IT skills
  • Aware of patient's needs peri-operatively
  • Ability to work under pressure in adverse situations


  • Training and assessing

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Greenwood DTU Stamford Hospital

Ryhall Rd



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