ODP - Anesthetic, Scrub, Recovery - Newly Qualified - Band 5
North Bristol NHS Trust
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Are you an undergraduate Operating Department Practitioner due to qualify in 2023?
We are looking for Newly Qualified Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) to work in the Theatres & Medirooms at North Bristol NHS Trust. Here are some of the reasons why we are unique:
- Our theatre department is the Major Trauma centre for the South West Region and a specialist regional centre for a number of services, including neurosurgery, renal, plastics, burns and orthopaedics.
- At North Bristol Trust, we are proud to offer all our Theatre Practitioners (Nurses and ODPs) the same job role and access to development opportunities.
- Our Theatre Teams receive personalised support from the Perioperative Development Team, providing bespoke training programmes and development days for theatre staff.
- Our Theatre Teams also have access to unique multidisciplinary simulation training
- We are also innovating the traditional recovery approach, supporting patients during admission, pre-op and post operatively within our Medirooms. A new concept in healthcare, our Medirooms combine the traditional recovery, day-case, same-day and admission areas into a single patient room environment, specifically designed to enhance patient experience by improving the level of privacy and dignity that these areas were traditionally able to offer. Patients also benefit from continuity of care as they are admitted, recovered and discharged/transferred by the same Mediroom team.
Main duties of the job
With a focus on quality, safety, transformation and service development, we are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Newly Qualified ODPs to join our Theatres & Medirooms, delivering a 24-hour service.
We have opportunities for single or dual skilled practitioners, who are motivated and aspire to consolidate and develop their skills across a range of specialties.
We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment with developmental opportunities within an innovative and dynamic team. Our Perioperative Development Team will support you from the time of your job offer, through your local induction and orientation to the department, during your supernumerary period and onto our preceptorship programme.
The preceptorship programme has been designed to meet the needs of Newly Qualified ODPs and you will be supported in your development by your clinical colleagues, preceptors and dedicated Practice Facilitators.
You will gain a wide range of experience and will be able to expand your skills and knowledge in this challenging and rewarding environment. Longer term, we offer ongoing career development and progression opportunities.
The main duties of the role will be dependent on the speciality you are working within. Please refer to the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications attached to this job role.
North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.
Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow.
For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please email Nursing@nbt.nhs.uk for more information.
19 April 2023
Agenda for change
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
For a full overview of the Job Description and Person Specification, please refer to the PDF documents attached as an additional documents to this advert.
Knowledge, Training, Experience and Skills Required
The post holder must be an Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse who can demonstrate the following:
- Effective communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
- Effective computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service.
- Ability to undertake shift work (flexible options available)
- Contribution to team development
- Sound knowledge of the guidelines set out in the NMC / HCPC code of professional conduct and current perioperative issues
- Excellent organisational skills, proven ability to problem solve and remain calm under pressure
- Registered Nurse or ODP
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Post basic specialist qualification eg: perioperative modules, Surgical First Assistant
- Evidence of having completed training for extended roles, i.e. IV drug administration, cannulation, venepuncture, ECGs, male catheterisation pump training.
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
North Bristol NHS Trust
For questions about the job, contact:
Perioperative Development Manager
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