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Senior ODP/Senior Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetics

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time or Part-time available
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RLBUHT - General Staffing
Main Theatres General
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
31/12/2018 23:59

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

In under a year we will be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



Senior Operating Department Practitioner Band 6 - Anaesthetics

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals

Sites: Broadgreen and Royal Liverpool - with a view to rotation between both sites.

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for the position of Senior Theatre Practitioner Band 6.

We have over 20 operating theatres covering all major specialities, including: Trauma and Orthopaedics, Vascular, Urology (including robotic surgery), Breast and Endocrine. Renal Transplant, Upper G I, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary and Emergency surgery. We also have 8 additional operating theatres at our Broadgreen Hospital site that facilitates the following surgery: Urology, ENT, General and Elective Orthopaedics.

The post is specifically for those able to demonstrate the required anaesthetic experience whilst working at Band 5 level or at Band 6 whilst looking to develop yourself within a new challenging environment and role.

We require a dynamic and motivated Anaesthetic Practitioner who is looking to develop themselves and their career within our challenging and rewarding theatre directorate.

So what can you bring to our team? You will have to be enthusiastic, motivated and a resilient professional Theatre Practitioner who is looking to develop their career or seek out a new challenge. You will be flexible, adaptable and willing to maintain our pace and drive having strong communication skills that enable you to be a real team player. In order to provide the finest possible care we aim to attract , train and provide on-going support to the right people who can join our existing team of highly skilled professionals , all of whom are committed to making a positive difference to our patients.

ODP Clinical Areas of Practice:

The ODP service requirements include working in the following areas: Critical Care Commitments - inter and intra-hospital transfers 24 hour Cardiac Arrest cover and Trauma cover in A&E Resus Interventional Theatres including CT and MRI Hospital at night cover performing the advanced role of airway specialist Anaesthetic cover over two main hospital sites, Dental Theatres, St Pauls Eyes Hospital , Gastro, Electroconvulsive Therapy Pain Management Theatre So what can you bring to our team ?

In order to provide the finest possible care we aim to attract, train and provide on-going support to the right people who can join our existing team of highly skilled professionals , all of whom are committed to making a positive difference to our patients. We will provide you with support, guidance and robust mentoring throughout your development as a Senior Theatre Operating Department Practitioner.

The successful candidate will hold the appropriate qualifications as a registered ODP practitioner and demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development aligned to the expected level of experience and expertise working clinically on anaesthetics.

Role Specific: The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the following experience and qualities:

Evidence of management and leadership experience.

Application of current healthcare issues and healthcare governance.

Application of evidence based practice.

Evidence of developing high standards of patient care.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work in changing environments.

New Hospital Build: It is an exciting time to join our team as we will have a new state of the art Hospital to move into in 2017. To join our team now will give you the opportunity to be part of this exciting development and you will become an integral part of the team within our new theatres. The overarching vision is to build and operate a world class hospital for the people of Liverpool. This vision fosters collaboration between the staff, the community and the private sector in the creation of a welcoming, healing environment in which the patient is paramount.

All staff are required to participate in the "on call" commitment for emergency surgery and out of hours rota covering 24/7 that would also include weekends, late shift patterns and nights. Above all we need professionals with a "can do" attitude who will deliver high quality services with care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment. There are fantastic career opportunities open to you here at the Royal and Broadgreen University Hospitals. Temporary accommodation may be considered for a 4 week period to anyone who is considering re-locating to the area. Therefore please come and join our team and look forward to a rewarding and challenging career within our perioperative environment at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals.

***Please note we will consider applications from current Band 5 ODP/Theatre Practitioners who do not yet meet the essential criteria for the Band 6 post but are seeking to develop their skills and experience.  A full training program would be available for such applicants in line with AFC Annexe U terms and conditions.***


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact:

Darren Quine – Practice Educator- tel. 0151 706 2581

Ian Caslin - ODP Anesthetic Team Leader- tel. 0151 706 4738

Dave Brown - ODP Unit Manager- tel. 0151 706 4738

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