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Operating Department Practitioner - NHS - ODP

Operating Department Practitioner - NHS - ODP - Band 5 - Bristol - £21,909 - £28,462 per annum

Additional funding for anaesthetic qualification available.

I am currently recruiting for band 5 Operating Department Practitioners ( ODP ) for a mediroom service in Bristol.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop or start your career within the NHS and work within a mediroom setting, where you will have 1-1 patient contact.

They offer additional funding for qualifications including anaesthetics, which would be an excellent opportunity for an ODP who has a keen interest in this field.

The hospital is able to support Operating Department Practitioners of all levels of experience to move into the mediroom services by using simulation theatres and a fantastic induction to get ODP's up to speed.

The mediroom is an exciting concept enabling more patient to theatre staff contact.

As a Operating Department Practitioner ( ODP ) you will scrub and treat patients in a wide variety of surgical procedures, where full training and support is given.

As an NHS Operating Department Practitioner - ODP, you will benefit from:

  • Relocation package

  • Skype interviews are available

  • Simulation training

  • Funding for additional qualifications including anaesthetics

  • Pension scheme

As an NHS Operating Department Practitioner - ODP, your job duties will include:

  • Ensure skilled care is given to patients either by themselves or junior staff within the department or outside areas

  • To maintain standard documentation in accordance with the NMC Standards for Records and Record Keeping

  • Able to identify the specific perioperative needs of patients undergoing a variety of surgeries.

  • To act as a ODP for a variety of specialities carried out within the department as directed.

  • To assist in the handover of care to the Mediroom area

  • To support the anaesthetic and Mediroom staff as and when required

  • Plan, implement and evaluate patient care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team

  • Maintain the safety and wellbeing of patients, their relatives and staff in accordance with Health and Safety policies

  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned, checked daily and maintained and take appropriate action in regards to faulty equipment as per Trust policy

  • Participate in the ordering and training of new equipment

  • Take responsibility for ensuring safe lifting techniques when assisting in the movement and lifting of patients and equipment

  • Report to the Team Leader/Clinical Coordinator accidents, incidents and complaints and drug deficiencies affecting patients, staff, supplies and services

  • Communicate effectively at all times and maintain a harmonious working environment.

  • Take an active role in maintaining effective communication with all disciplines.

  • Assist in the care, labelling and dispatch of specimens for laboratory examination.

  • Assist in maintaining the accurate collection of data in relation to theatre in order that statistics may be accurately compiled.

  • Participate in audit and research

  • Ensure the understanding of the nature of confidentiality

  • Ensure the economical use of resources.

  • Development of own and others professional practice in line with personal development plan

As as NHS Operating Department Practitioner - ODP, you must have:

  • An Operating Department Practitioner ( ODP ) qualification

  • A current, valid registration with the HCPC

  • The legal right to work in the UK

For more information on this role please contact James at Liquid Healthcare on 0161 234 9785 or email

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