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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Operating Department Practitioner

Job Reference: L24-MER-ODP-16

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas)
BPAS Merseyside
£27,681-£33,348 per annum pro rata

Given the choice, wouldn’t you want to work here?

Life is full of choices. But some can be very difficult indeed. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is a national charity that works closely with the NHS - we provide abortion and sexual healthcare services to women and men across the UK. We respect each individual’s right to choose and we never judge.

Are you a Registered Operating Department Practitioner looking for a new challenge?

Do you enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team?

Do you have a passion for high standards and a meticulous eye for detail?

BPAS has an exciting opportunity for an Operating Department Practitioner to come and join our dedicated and dynamic team. This role would suit someone who is an RGN, Registered ODP or Registered Midwife, with a qualification or course in anaesthetics who is looking to help and support clients through their journey of care with BPAS.

This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the best clinical professionals in this field, and to develop your career.

As an Operating Department Practitioner, you will work within the operating department to provide planned care for clients undergoing anaesthetic and surgical procedures, and will deliver specialist assistance to the anaesthetist.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Check and prepare the operating department environment and anaesthetic equipment prior to use, between clients and at the end of the list.
  • Undertake the care, support and observations of the client during the pre / post-operative period, reporting any abnormal recordings to the Anaesthetist.
  • Maintain anaesthetic stock levels, including storing, replenishing and ordering of drugs, oxygen and equipment, and oversee and assist with the preparation of anaesthetics.
  • Provide comfort, support and reassurance to clients at times of anxiety or distress, and to maintain and respect the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of clients at all times.
  • Oversee, complete and sign off relevant documentation, ensuring it is accurate and fully completed in a timely manner, and ensure relevant sections of the surgery checklist is completed before and after procedures.

About You

You will be an RGN, RGM or Registered ODP with experience of working within an operating department. You’ll also have experience of working within anaesthetics, and have knowledge of airway management and care of the unconscious client.

We are also looking for:

  • Knowledge of NMC / HPC codes and ability to work within theses
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to maintain accurate documentation and maintain strict confidentiality
  • A team player, with the ability to work on own initiative and able to make decisions in a timely manner
  • Can work effectively under pressure and have a positive attitude towards change

Salary: £27,681-£33,348 per annum pro rata

Working Pattern: 16 Hours per week | Thursday & Friday 8.30am-5pm

What we offer:

As a valued member of our Clinical team you will benefit from both clinical and non-clinical training, supporting you to develop your skills and knowledge. You’ll also have access to the BPAS Pension Plan, generous annual leave entitlement, the opportunity to attend in-house conferences, and gain access to the BHSF benefits plan.

For further information on the role, please refer to the additional information document on the right hand side of the advert.

The Small Print:All applicants must be pro-choice If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you will not have been shortlisted on this occasion. We do reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice, in the event of high volumes of interest.

We don’t just offer choice to our clients. We also offer it to you: an excellent working environment with comprehensive training and development opportunities provided.

Interested so far? Don't delay, apply today! Complete an online application form via NHS Jobs. (We do reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice, in the event of high volumes of interest). For further information please feel free to contact us on 01789 265026 or email

The Small Print: All applicants must be pro-choice. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you will not have been shortlisted on this occasion.

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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