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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/05/2021.

Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner

Job Reference: 415-Z21-217

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
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We have a new and exciting full time training role starting in June 2021 as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Apprentice and are looking for enthusiastic people to join the Theatre team. The training will involve a 3 year programme (38.5 months) with Birmingham City University (South West). Clinical placements are based at NDDH with tutorials on block release in Exeter. On completion of the course you will hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Operating Department Practice.

The post holder will need to have prior knowledge of working within the healthcare environment and be able to demonstrate good organisation skills, be able to work within a multidiscipline team and enjoy a challenge.

You must also be able to work a typical roster pattern including out of hours shifts and weekends.

The post holder must be willing and able to undertake the necessary training required to complete the course.

The admission requirements for this course are 112 UCAS points, these are stated on the course page of the BCU website at ,or may be found by searching for the course entry profile located on the UCAS website.

Internal candidates-Pay band 3 for the first 2 years then band 4 for the remainder of the course.

External candidates-Annex 21 apprentice pay scale will be used. Starting from £18,369 per annum pro rata

Course duration will be 38.5 months, starting on 19th June 2021 (Subject to pre employment checks)

Other essential criteria are as follows.

• Hold a completed care certificate.

• Be in agreement to work for the Trust for a minimum of 2 years upon successful

course completion and registration with the HCPC.

• Be compliant with all mandatory training requirements.

• Be able to commit to fully attending the academic blocks and modules required.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Andy Robinson Clinical educator email

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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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