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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Theatre Practitioner - ODP / RN

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-439-C

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Planned Care
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.


There Is currently an opportunity within our Anaesthetic Support team here at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust for an ODP-RN. We are committed to providing high quality care to patients, and are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our existing team to support the on-going Quality Improvement Programme.

Main Theatres consists of 11 operating theatres and an 11 bay Recovery (PACU), there is also a further 5 Day Theatres and Recovery bays.

Anaesthetic support duties include elective and emergency sessions in the Maternity department, the Cardiac arrest team and A&E Resus (inter hospital transfer) also, IVF, Endoscopy (EBUS), Interventional Radiology, MRI, CT, ITU, Cardio version and Community Dental.

Surgical specialities include General, Colo-rectal, Breast, Urology, Gynaecology, Ophthalmic, Gastro-intestinal, Orthopaedic/Trauma, Plastics, Max Fax, ENT, and we are Vascular HUB for the region. We also provide a 24 hour Emergency Theatre with a second on call team at nights and weekends.

We would welcome enquires from enthusiastic practitioners. If you are newly qualified Preceptorship will be provided with an induction programme to support your knowledge and skills required for the post.

Please be aware that the above information maybe subject to change and further details will be available at the time of interview. Please detail your exact date of expected qualification if you are a new ODP registrant.

All applicants must hold professional qualification and registration with the HCPC (or awaiting registration) or NMC.

All positions include, nights, weekends and an on call commitment in accordance with the rota.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Clive Sheppard (Speciality Manager - Anaesthetic support, Recovery (PACU) & Theatre Admissions Lounge on 01244 366540

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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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.

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

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