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Operating Department Practitioner/Anaesthetic Nurse

Job Reference: 421-PSC-0756E

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Main Theatres
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

Are you looking to relocate? Want to live in North Yorkshire? Need some financial assistance to do it? Then this is the perfect job for you! Here at Harrogate we can help with your relocation expenses via our relocation package!

Do you want to work for a trust that cares about you? Do you want to enjoy coming to work? Then Harrogate NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are one of only 2 trusts regionally to be awarded ‘the top 100 places to work in the NHS’ in the Health Service Journal.

We are looking for Operating Department Practitioners to join our friendly and professional team within our main theatres department. As a member of the anaesthetic team you will be well supported by a Band 7 Speciality Lead, X2 Band 6 Specialist Practitioners and a team of Band 5 Operating Department Practitioners to deliver exceptional patient care.

We are an enthusiastic, passionate and caring team providing expert care in both an elective and acute surgical setting. The service we provide is 24/7 with a wide range of shifts available so we are able to offer flexibility in the way staff work. There are also opportunities for staff to earn extra money through the bank and overtime scheme.

We have a Band 7 Professional Development Facilitator who will provide educational opportunities to support your career development. We will provide a supportive learning environment, a period of supernumerary time to achieve competencies and offer both professional and leadership development.


All new starters in theatres will qualify for the trusts retention scheme payments, subject to terms and conditions, for Band 5 registered staff and these are detailed below:

After 1 year completed service: £500

After 2 years of completed service: £1000

Harrogate is a beautiful spa town in North Yorkshire with excellent commuter links to both Leeds and York. There are endless leisure opportunities to suit everyone.


For more information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Adele Makepeace, Specialty Lead for Anaesthetics, on 01423 555 380 or

Rhys Edwards, Safety Quality Service Delivery Manager (Theatres), on 01423 555 383 or


Operating Department Practitioner- Anaesthetics

Main Theatres- All Specialties



Hours:Full and part time roles available

Essential requirements:

Current registration with the HCPC


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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