Operating Department Practitioners (RODPs) - Band 5


Salary: Competitive salary rates
Job Contract: Part Time
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Job Description

HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioners (RODP's) Band 5 to help fill positions in Hull, we have multiple and varied shifts covering full-time and part-time hours to start with immediate effect.

Operating Department Practitioners Duties include:

  • Prepare an operating theatre/anaesthetic room for surgery in relation to instrumentation, equipment and supplies required for specific operative procedures, ensuring waste is kept to a minimum. In the case of anaesthetics ensure all necessary and emergency equipment is available and in working order.
  • Ensure the Patient Record is completed in a timely and accurate way.
  • Act as a preceptor for student ODP’s, learners, junior nurses and HCA’s, where appropriate and participate in teaching within your sphere of knowledge and skill
  • Run a theatre list without supervision and supervise and mentor junior staff.
  • Perform scrub, circulating and anaesthetic duties
  • Organise own time and be responsible for appropriate delegation of staff and duties.
  • Maintain effective channels of communication at all times.
  • Comply with policies/procedures and in particular, issues relating to Health and Safety, COSSH, Incidents Reporting and the Data Protection Act.
  • Report all accidents and untoward incidents to senior staff and complete electronic reporting system.
  • Act as a specialist/link person having undergone the relevant training sessions in your area of expertise.
  • Deliver patient care in accordance with recognised standards of research-based clinical practice.
  • By precept and example, to ensure that the rights, dignity and confidentiality of the patient are protected at all times.
  • Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required.
  • Understand and apply a holistic patient-centred care approach, identifying and taking into account specialist clinical needs while the patient is in the Day Case Unit.
  • Work within a flexible working roster, designed to achieve the most effective use of staff for the patient’s requirements.
  • Participate in the on-call rota to provide a telephone helpline.


To work as an Operating Department Practitioner in the NHS, you must have/be:

  • Living in the UK
  • Minimum of 12 months current clinical experience in the last 2 years
  • Active HCPC Registration
  • Proficient in all aspects of ODP work (Anaesthetics / Recovery)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to adapt to a different hospital or clinic environments
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Have a Diploma in Operating Department Practice, RODP with NVQ in Operating Department Practice or City and Guilds Certificate 752 in anaesthetics and surgery or an equivalent professional qualification as an operating theatre practitioner and experience of working in multi-speciality, multidisciplinary teams.
  • You will also be caring, compassionate and have a commitment to helping people.
Work with an agency that works for you

NLG Health is a national framework approved staffing agency, we offer you the flexibility to choose the regularity of your shifts, whether you’re looking to work a couple of shifts a week alongside your permanent job or looking to work full-time hours. In return, you’ll be valued and respected for your professionalism and expertise, feeling fulfilled by the knowledge of a job well done.

Benefits - It is a big list because we value what you do!

  • Very competitive rates of pay
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle
  • Work this week and get paid within two days of submitting your timesheet
  • Book and manage your shifts through the NLG app
  • Health cash plan
  • PAYE through NLG
  • NHS Framework approved
  • Private sector placements
  • Complex care in the community
  • Highly lucrative referral scheme
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Multi-shift bonus
  • Quick and easy registration
  • Support 24/7 365 days a year

This position is compliant with Para. 1 Sch.9 of The Equality Act 2010 relating to Occupational Requirements and is also subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. As such it will be required for a submission for an Enhanced Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB), to check for any previous criminal convictions that do not meet the previous offences filtering process.

A conviction may or may not exclude you from employment and this will be discussed at interview

NLG is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client about this vacancy.

Equality of opportunity is our policy, irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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