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Bank Operating Department Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Bank Theatre RN / ODP
Band 5
Bank: 0 Hour workers agreement
Flexible working - 0 hours per week (0 Hour workers agreement)
Job ref
Bank ODP Jan 2022
Stoke on Trent
Stoke on Trent
£21 - £33.60 0 Hour workers agreement
Salary period
18/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities. We specialise in cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis, neonatal and also paediatric intensive care.

We have band 5 Theatre Practitioner Vacancies on our Nurse Bank which includes Theatre Nurses and ODP's.

Main duties of the job

  • The assessment of patient needs the development of programs of care and  for the implementation and evaluation of these programs
  • Carry out all relevant forms of care.
  • Provide skilled assistance within the Operating Department environment and to continue to develop enhanced surgical or anaesthetic or recovery skills related to the specialty, commensurate with your level of competence
  •  Supervise and educate junior colleagues.
  • To act as a role model to students and Clinical Support Workers.
  • To take charge of a specific theatre when rostered and assessed to be competent.
  • To present a positive, professional image of the organization and the theatre team

Working for our organisation

Have you seen UHNM on Chanel Five, Critical Care Documentary series ? – this is a brilliant opportunity to become involved at UHNM to support and care for our patients and more importantly, to save lives.

Do you want to work in an Acute Hospital that cares for over two million people who come to us for Emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care.   More than 165,000 patients attend our A&E department and many emergency patients are brought to us from a wide area by both helicopter and land ambulance because of our Major Trauma Centre status

There has never been a more exciting time to join the UHNM. We can also support anyone wishing to move into a more permanent post via the bank if you feel that you want to take on a permanent role in one of our ward areas

We are presently able to offer a comprehensive hourly rate with some premium shifts earning up to £33.60 per hour (Winter pressure rates)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • On a rostered duty can organise own workload and can delegate and supervise other members of the team
  • Can prioritise workload to manage the care for a group of patients
  • Undertake enhanced practitioner skills in scrub/circulating or anaesthetic or recovery duties as required with the Directorate
  • When rostered to be in charge take action to ensure safe staffing levels on each shift
  • Rotate within the Directorate in recovery or anaesthetic or surgery as required, to meet the needs of the service and fulfill professional educational needs
  • Undertake appropriate checks of equipment and environment within a designated area
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of equipment in use and ensure that all junior colleagues are familiar with specialty specific equipment as per Directorate and Trust policies including the checking and reporting of faults
  • Ensure the safe admission and discharge/handover of patients from a designated area - liaising with other staff and agencies to ensure continuity of care
  • Carry out all relevant forms of peri-operative care in line with Trust guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Instigate and participate in the development, maintenance and evaluation of care standards within the unit and Directorate
  • Ensure the highest standards of professional behavior and presentation of self and others within the clinical team
  • To ensure that all activities in the designated area are in keeping with the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s Code of Professional Conduct and Health Professional Council (HPC) Code of Conduct for Operating Department Practitioners. Reflecting an attitude and appearance that benefits the Trust
  • Deliver patient care in accordance with recognized standards of research based clinical practice
  • Reflect on clinical practice in order to evaluate and maintain high standards of patient care
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Sister/Coordinator in your area

of work

  • Work autonomously, Required to act independently within the appropriate guidelines, deciding when it is necessary to refer to their manager
  • Take charge of a theatre unit on a shift basis
  • Assist the senior team with the management of the theatre or area, including the supervision of junior staff
  • Supervise the professional work of junior members of the theatre team
  • Highlight to senior colleagues any shortfalls in resources.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional Registration, NMC/ HCPC


Essential criteria
  • recent experience in Acute Theatre Setting
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stephanie Albutt
Job title
Senior Nurse for Temporary Workforce
Email address
Telephone number
01782 671992