|Position||Registered Operating Department Practitioner (RODP)|
|Division||Critical / Theatres / Anaesthetics & Recovery|
|Salary scale||£17 – £34 ph|
- Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of care for patients undergoing theatre procedures
- Provide clinical or day to day supervision to junior staff. May act as mentor and assessor
- Prepares and assembles theatre instruments / equipment
- May provide clinical supervision to other staff, students
- Assists with the management and organisation of work as required
Patients in Anaesthetics, Theatre or Recovery (Adult or Paediatric)
- Knowledge of a broad range of theatre procedures and instrumentation acquired through degree or diploma.
- City and Guilds 752 or NVQ Level 3 in Operating Department Practice or equivalent Diploma in Higher
- Education in Operating Department Practice.
- Evidence of further study and qualifications Evidence of skills development Intermediate Life Support
- Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
Essential Skills & Abilities
- Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
- Able to support the assessment of care needs through data collection, observations, monitoring of patients progress e.g. BP, Temp, Pulse, Respiration, O2 sats, neurological assessment, pain assessment etc
- Skills for assessing and interpreting specialist acute and other patient conditions and taking appropriate action
- Highly effective communication skills (written, non-verbal & verbal. Able to communicate effectively information regarding the patient’s history, clinical procedures etc.
- Able to demonstrate reassurance, empathy and persuasion
- Able to take charge of a team, or manage a ward / dept. in the absence of the ward / dept. manager
- Able to function effectively as a team member
- Able to supervise and train junior staff
- Self-motivated, uses own initiative and will make decisions
- Able to prioritise workload (self and others), allocate work and meet deadlines
- Assists in the safe transfer and positioning of patients. Able to manoeuvre the patients safely using aids where appropriate
- Maintains theatre stocks/ supplies
- Assists surgical medical team for a range of surgical procedures
- Able to organise, prioritised and adjust own workload in line with theatre list.
- Prepares theatre equipment and instrumentation in accordance with theatre list
- Time management and effective delegation skills
- Works well in stressful situations and able to respond effectively to challenging situations
- Maintains clear and accurate records of assessments made, nursing care and treatment delivered and how effective these have been Competent and effective clinical nursing skills including;
- IV cannulation, IV additives and administration of IV medicines (to have received appropriate training and assessment at the Authority where the assignment is taking place before being authorised to carry out these tasks at that Authority)
- Able to demonstrate safe use of patient equipment including infusion devices
- Ensure all patients and relatives are treated with respect and dignity at all times
Knowledge & Understanding
- Understanding of clinical governance and its implications within theatre department
- Understand the principles of confidentiality and how to handle information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
- Awareness and knowledge of current issues, protocols and policies in relation to protection of vulnerable adults and children
- Sensitive and responsive to the race, culture, religion, age, disability, gender and sexuality of the person receiving care, their relatives and representatives
- Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality
- Understands and follows the Agency’s and Authority’s policies for reporting concerns, responding incidents, seeking guidance and complaints handling.
- Complies at all times with Health and Safety regulations and takes responsibility for health and safety of self and others at all times.
- Works according to the HPC Standards of Proficiency for Operating Department Practitioners
- Able to recognise and work within the limits of own competence and deliver care based on best available evidence or best practice
We like to think that our greatest benefit is the friendly, efficient and personal service we offer each of our agency employees, closely followed by the understanding of how important it is to have a work and home life balance, sourcing you work for the number of hours you need.
- Top market rates rates of pay
- Fast and efficient registration
- Flexible hours and shift patterns
- PAYE Weekly payroll + Ltd & Umbrella options
- Pay advices with detail every shift
- Discounted Mandatory Training
- On-going training and personal development
- Optional stakeholder group pension scheme
- Your own online Care Online account, to fully manage your account 24/7