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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/02/2021.

ODP, Theatres - Band 5

Job Reference: 323-OWE1853

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ashford and St. Peters Theatres
Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ
£26,152 to £32,146 pa inc. HCAS



Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), Band 5

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals is the largest provider of acute services in Surrey, with approximately 3,800 staff over three sites. The Operating Departments are located on our two main sites - St Peter’s Hospital (in Chertsey) and Ashford Hospital (in Ashford, near Staines), with a total of 18 operating theatres including vascular, trauma and orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology, bariatric,maternity and more.

We also provide a General emergency and obstetric emergency service. As part of the service you will be required to support emergencies and provide on-call cover.

The theatre’s team are now recruiting enthusiastic and highly motivated ODPs to work within our operating department across site at both St Peter’s and Ashford Hospital. You will be responsible for high standards of clinical practice, working within national and local guidelines.

We are looking for candidates with excellent communication skills, a desire to learn and have a passion to develop and improve our services. Previous theatre experience is welcome, along with experience from other specialities and we have an excellent education team to support those just starting on their ODP career.

We aim to guide all newly qualified ODPs and ensure they have a structured preceptorship programme and supported period of transition.

We support staff to continue their professional development and are able to support our ODPs to rotate in the different areas of Operating Department Practice from Anaesthetics, Recovery and Scrub enhancing the multi-disciplinary team as a whole, improving our patient experience as well as supporting individuals to develop further skills.

We provide in house training for our fantastic staff and all team members are given the opportunity to attend conferences and training off site with links with University of Surrey, Kingston and Brighton Universities which offer courses such as leadership, supported learning in Practice (mentorship), recovery courses, Surgical First Assistants and many more.

Our brilliant team of friendly professionals create a fun and varied place to work. We are a train ride from London and as an employee you will benefit from 5% London weighting as well as many other staff benefits at local amenities.

If you would like to know more or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Joi Kaunde-Smith, Clinical Practice Educator on 0193272(2478) or 0178488(4623) or

Tom D'Souza for Ashford Hospital at tom.d' And Clinical Practice Educator Joi Kaunde-Smith at for St Peter’s Hospital.

Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.


Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).

This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.

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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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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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