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Operating Department Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full or Part Time hours available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
02/05/2021 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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Looking for an opportunity to further your knowledge and skills in Cardiology within a supportive multidisciplinary team environment? We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our established ODP group in the department and help support and develop our General Anesthetic service.

Our innovative Cardiology department’s Cardiac Cath labs comprise of 5 cath labs, a recovery area and an Elective Unit.  Procedures completed in the cath lab include coronary diagnostic procedures, interventional angioplasty, Electrophysiology Studies and Pacemaker insertion. In addition we run a 24 hour heart attack service which is provided out of hours on an on call basis. Our service currently entails 5 GA sessions a week supporting complex pacing and electrophysiology procedures. We also have a fortnightly cardioversion list. This is set to increase in the future.

As an ODP in the cath lab you would be integral to maintaining a safe and effective GA service, both during procedures and post procedure recovery, while also expanding your role to include scrubbing and circulating for all procedures.  

Supernumerary time and support would be given to develop competencies in all areas.

Future development opportunities within the department include becoming a Cath Lab Practitioner where you learn to become a multi skilled worker performing all different roles in the lab; clinical facilitator role where you focus on education and training for all members of the team; and deputy manager roles where you take on co-ordinating all cath labs and managing junior staff within the department.

If you want a new challenge in a supportive area with lots of opportunity, this is the job for you.

In this role you will be able to develop your skills in

  • Running GA lists alongside multidisciplinary team
  • Working in recovery admitting and recovering allocated patients, recovering patients post GA
  • Scrubbing to assist in our range of interventional and diagnostic procedures.
  • Caring for patients during non GA procedures with conscious sedation and pain relief as required and accurately documenting this.
  • Handing over patients to the recovery team post procedure
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the GA service

Full and Part Time hours available.

9.5 hr shifts: 07:30-17:30

12 hour shifts: 07:30-20:00

Twilight shifts: 09:30- 21:30

Open to applications: 7th April 2021 

Closes to applications: 2nd May 2021 

Interview date: 10th May 2021 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michele Perry
Additional information

Cath Lab Lead Nurse

01603 286232


David Ashman

01603 286232