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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2021.

Operating Department Practitioner

Job Reference: J223-A-21-2028

The London Clinic
Operating Theatre
£35,000 - £41,000 + £2,000 ‘Golden Hello’ payment

The London Clinic are offering an attractive £2,000 ‘Golden Hello’ incentive payment to successful candidates to join us as an Anaesthetic Practitioner!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Anaesthetic Practitioner to join our Operating Theatres department, based at The London Clinic’s main hospital site in London. We are offering a highly competitive salary, and we offer a supportive and warm working culture where your contribution is valued, and you can help us provide the best, personalised healthcare, and deliver our three core values of; Caring, Inspiring and Pioneering.

Established in 1932, The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, with state-of-the-art facilities located around Harley Street. We have approx. 1300 employees across 8 sites, where we cover a broad range of specialisms, including complex medical and surgical procedures and a comprehensive range of cancer and outpatient services.


Job Profile

As part of the multidisciplinary team, the Anaesthetic Practitioner is responsible for the assessment, evaluation and implementation of care given to patients in theatre and the anaesthetic room without supervision.


  • Job Location: This role is located at our main hospital site in London, W1G 6BW (Close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).
  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position working 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Sunday. We operate a mixed shift pattern – Earlies, Lates & Twilight shifts, with participation in the on-call rota.
  • Salary: Competitive, in the region of band 5/6 equivalent, in addition to a Golden Hello payment of £2,000. We also offer unsociable hours shift enhancements, and the salary will be dependent upon skills and experience.
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 day’s annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.


Key Duties

  • Work as a skilled member of the anaesthetic team, providing the highest standard of patient care across a varied caseload, whilst aiding and supporting the anaesthetic physician / consultant anaesthetists.
  • Carry out nursing/ODP duties within an anaesthetic area according to policies and procedures, contributing to quality improvement, and promoting best evidence-based practice.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained and stock managed to ensure economical use of all resources.
  • Liaise and communicate with HSDU, recovery, theatre staff and floor nurses to facilitate a good and smooth patient care experience.
  • Ensure a welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for our patients, customers and visitors.


Skills &Experience

  • RGN / ODP qualified practitioner.
  • Recognised anaesthetic course.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in anaesthetics with an excellent understanding of the perioperative needs of patients and customers.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure and flexibly as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes. Our main hospital spans 8 floors comprising of 10 theatres, including a Hybrid theatre and two minimally invasive and day surgery theatres. We are known for undertaking complex surgery across the following speciality areas; General surgery; ENT; Gynaecology; Hepatobiliary; Neuro-spinal; Ophthalmic; Orthopaedic; Plastic and reconstructive; Robotic; Urology; Vascular & Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery).

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

*The recipients of the £2,000 ‘golden hello’ payment will be paid an extra £1,000 (before tax) within their 1st payslip and the remaining £1,000 (before tax) upon completion of a successful probation period. Terms and Conditions apply.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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