Anaesthetic Operating Department Practitioner

East Cheshire NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Permanent Band 5 Operating Department Practitioner's to join our fantastic and friendly team at East Cheshire NHS Trust Theatre Department.

We are looking for a well-motivated and forward-thinking ODP or Registered Nurse with Anaesthetic Care qualification. The applicant should be committed to excellent quality care and enjoy working in a busy Theatre and A&E setting.

We are able to offer experience in a wide range of specialities including, Breast, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Ophthalmic, Orthopaedic, Trauma, Urology and ENT.

The post will require an on-call commitment, however, flexible working patterns will be considered.

Hours per week: 37.5 (part-time/job share may be considered)

Main duties of the job

To maintain high standards of professional conduct and to promote good professional ethics throughout the Department.

To organise the smooth running of your designated area in the absence of the Team Leader and engender a team spirit with all members of the unit, maintaining a high staff morale.

To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with hospital policies.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • oQualified O.D.P. or R.G.N. (with a post basic anaesthetic qualification)


  • oDiploma educated or equivalent
  • oTeaching and assessing qualification.



  • oSome previous perioperative experience and can demonstrate desire to work in theatre environment
  • oDependable on service requirements at time of recruitment the post may be suitable for newly qualified staff or some previous experience may be required.
  • oCan demonstrate the ability to deliver high standards of care.
  • oEvidence of continued professional development.
  • oCan demonstrate the ability to solve problems and prioritise workload.



  • oAble to demonstrate good communication skills.
  • oAble to demonstrate that they work well within a team.
  • oAble to maintain accurate patient records.
  • oBasic IT skills
  • oAble to work with limited supervision.
  • oAble to demonstrate self motivation and the motivation of others.
  • oUnderstanding of the need for change in the clinical setting due to strive for quality.



  • oFlexible working shifts pattern including nights, twilight's and on call.
  • oGood general health and attendance record
  • oFrequent exposure to highly unpleasant working conditions/ body fluids/noxious fumes/ COSHH regulated substances
  • oAbility to work with an unpredictable workload and deal with traumatic situations when they arise.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Lisa Macleod


Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.