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Theatre Practitioners (ODP/ RGN)

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Orthopaedic Theatres
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum, pro rata
01/01/2019 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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***Operating Department Practitioner- £2000 golden hello welcome incentive and relocation available***

We are currently recruiting for Orthopaedic Operating Department Practitioners who share our passion for delivering high quality care in Orthopaedic Surgery.

We are an exceptional, specialist Orthopaedic department with a worldwide reputation for innovation and, most importantly, for excellent patient care/ treatment. We currently have 5 operating theatres within our main theatre complex which is also linked with day procedure services. Over the next 2 years we are planning to renovate all of our theatres with state of the art laminar flow and IT systems. This has now given us the opportunity to add to our excellent team.

We employ a specialist Clinical Facilitator solely linked to orthopaedic theatres delivering training and education to ensure we can maintain high standards of excellence in the care we deliver. All new staff have a bespoke training and development plans with regular review meetings to support progress. Join us and you will be part of one of the most efficient departments within the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

The Orthopaedic Theatre team consists of approximately 55 members of staff. This includes Registered Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) who work in both Surgery & Anaesthetics and Theatre Support Workers (TSWs) all working as a competent member of the theatre team supporting the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration of theatre personnel. We also have Surgical Care Practitioners (SCP) who assist the surgeons in theatre, on the wards and in clinics.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a bright and modern building that offers first class surgical facilities for our skilled Theatre teams to work in. The hospital is situated in the vibrant city of Norwich with excellent transport links across the region, supported by a local bus service linked to the hospital. We cover a large catchment area and as such our theatres deal with a wide range of exciting and challenging cases that provide our teams with the opportunities to make a positive difference to the lives of our patients.

Our multi-skilled teams work together, developing strong working relationships through respect and integrity, to deliver exceptional results. Our PRIDE values of People Focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence are important to our theatre teams and to be successful you’ll need to share our beliefs in our values.

If you are ready to take your career forward and are looking for a forward thinking and dynamic department to support you and offer a rewarding and challenging environment then we would love to hear from you. Take a look through our attached job description and the information about our hospital to find out more.

A £2000 welcome package and relocation package are available (terms and conditions will apply). Please contact Mike Dicker, Matron, on 01603 646671 or email to find out more.

Hours of work: Full and part time positions are available. We work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays with opportunities for a good work/ life balance.

Open for applications: 4th December 2018

Close for applications: 1st January 2019

Interview date to be confirmed.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Mike Dicker, Matron on 01603 646671 or email

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