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Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) - Band 6

Band 6

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Critical Support Service Division
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum inc.
27/10/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. The Theatre complex at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital consists of 10 Theatres and a Plaster Theatre.

An opportunity has now arisen within the Operating Department to join the existing theatre team. We currently have full time vacancies for Band 6 ODPs to join the theatre team. The post holder will be an enthusiastic self-motivated person with good communication skills. Previous orthopaedic experience is desirable but all applications will be considered.

These positions are suitable for practitioners on a permanent basis with a theatre nurse and/or Operating Department Practitioner training. Applicants must be registered nurses or ODPs who hold appropriate post basic qualifications, experience of working in theatre following qualification is required. 

As an essential part of the theatre team, your role within the department will encompass and offer support to Theatre Team Leaders, Coordinators and Consultants to deliver a high standard of care. Your role will also require safe patient care within other areas of the hospital.  You will participate in the cleaning and re stocking and preparation of the operating theatres and equipment care. You are required to have excellent communication skills, be a team person, empathetic and most important be able to remain calm and steady under pressure.  This role also requires a reassuring manner, and the understanding of the rights and privacy and dignity of patients.

The department is committed to appraisal, to support continuous education and professional development.

Please note this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. The minimum age for this post is 18 years. On call and weekend working is mandatory and is a requirement of the post.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Mark Ashwell,Clinical Lead for Theatres on 0208 202 5470