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Theatre - Operating Department Practitoner

Job Description

We’re looking for an exceptional Operating Department Practitioner with drive, passion and high standards. So if you’re highly skilled, experienced and passionate about your career in theatres, now’s to the time to apply to Nuffield Health.

Whether you’re with the NHS or in a private setting, this is an opportunity to work autonomously, make full use of your skills and knowledge and add value. You’ll be able to grow your career and be free of the constraints that prevent you from achieving job satisfaction.

About this theatre role
You’ll know just how intense and challenging a theatre can be – and you’ll thrive on that pressure. In our hospitals, our nurses are empowered to act autonomously, working directly with leading consultants and like-minded professionals.

This is a highly valued role as our reputation with consultants can depend on you. So you’ll be respected for your professionalism and expertise.

Working as part of a close-knit multidisciplinary team, you’ll have opportunities to work on a varied caseload using technology, equipment and facilities, which are state-of-the-art and maintained to our high standards. Thanks to our strong matron leadership, exceptional service and focus on patients’ experience, Nuffield Health hospitals have excellent CQC reports and infection control records.

Your key accountabilities will be:

  • Supervising and supporting clinical support staff and junior staff in the delivery of care, providing education, training and mentorship to meet development needs
  • Delivering high quality patient care, which is clinically effective, evidence based and appropriate
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care as part of a collaborative programme

Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital
Our highly successful, purpose-built hospital, deals with complex surgery and a vast range of specialities involving some 300 consultants. There are 80 bedrooms, an 8 bed Level 3 critical care unit and 6 theatres (2 Stryker laparoscopic and 2 laminar flow). These facilities, and high standards of care, make us one of the leading providers of private healthcare in the area. Our staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive, headed by a caring and effective management team. We’re close to the city centre and central railway station.

Qualifications, skills and values
As a registered Operating Department Practitioner, you’ll have the qualifications and experience relevant to your registration. You’ll also have post-registration experience. Immediate / Advanced Life Support is desirable.

You’ll be an excellent communicator and team worker – flexible and motivated. As part of the wider hospital team you’ll interact with colleagues on the ward because you understand that continuity in patient care is key.

Like us, you’ll be driven by quality. You don’t like to make compromises and we won’t ask you to. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to carry out this role to your satisfaction.

Candidates must be HCPC qualified.

Why Nuffield Health?
At Nuffield Health, you’ll find the support, training, generous benefits package and respect for balance that will enable you to enjoy a healthy work life.

This is an exciting time for us and it could be for you too. Our vision is to transform healthcare in the UK and deliver health as it should be. Our approach is unique -– we’re bringing together assessment, treatment and prevention services to provide truly integrated care.

As the UK’s leading healthcare social enterprise, every penny we make is reinvested in our resources. It means that together, we can all do the right thing for our patients and employees.

Key employee benefits:

  • Continuing professional and career development
  • Generous holiday and leave arrangements
  • Flexible pension options
  • Life assurance and healthcare schemes
  • Health assessments (after a qualifying period)
  • Free membership of our fantastic Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres, with heavily subsidised memberships for family
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee assistance programme for professional advice and counselling – legal, financial, etc.
  • Employee discounts on a wide range of products or services
  • Nuffield Health is committed to equal opportunities in the recruitment, training, and development of our employees.

We have a duty to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for disclosure on successful candidates.

We may change the closing date if we receive a high number of responses for this role.

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