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Newly Qualified Theatre Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Theatres & Anaesthetics
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pa
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

UHS are looking for Operating Department Practitioners to join the Theatres department. 

We would like to hear from student ODPs due to graduate this year who are looking for an exciting and varied career providing specialist patient care in one of the South coasts busiest hospitals

We have 29 operating theatres on one site. You will be working within multiple specialities including Orthopaedics, ENT and Max Fac, Thoracic, HPB, Urology, Vascular, Cardiac and Neurosurgery. 6 of our theatres offer many of these services to children of all ages as part of our dedicated Childrens Hospital. During 2021 we will expand into 4 further theatres including a hybrid MRI / theatre.
The anaesthetic team also cover services external to theTheatre Department; these include Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Cardiac Catheter Labs, Neuro Angiography and Thrombectomy suite.
We are a Major Trauma Centre; we include this in our support for 24 hour emergency patient pathways

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


You will join our Preceptorship programme to guide your steps from student to confident anaesthetic practitioner

You will rotate through our departments many different specialities, initially working under supervision as your skills and confidence develop

You will work alongside our Medical Anaesthetic colleagues providing care for patients across elective and emergency pathways


As a newly qualified Operating Department Practitioner, you’ll have the qualification relevant to your registration with the HCPC. We will give you post-registration experience and support to put this into practice.

You will use your excellent communication skills when caring for patients and within the multi-disciplinary team

As a team player you will work closely with colleagues from the scrub and recovery teams to provide excellence in patient care.

To support 24 hour emergency patient pathways you will join our roster covering a variety of day, evening and night shifts on week days and weekends

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • ODP with HCPC registration OR Student ODP Due to gain registration


Essential criteria
  • Aptitude for caring for the acutely unwell

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to initiate self-learning and development
  • Flexibility with working pattern

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Harbord
Job title
Principal ODP
Email address
Telephone number
0238120 5297
Additional information

Ralph Jose

Senior Charge Nurse


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