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RGN / Operating Department Practitioner (Bank)

Job Reference: 887-EXT-4018AS

External Practice
Day Surgery Unit and Outpatients Department
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
£12.56 - £15.62 per hour

Bank Vacancy – RGN / Operating Department Practitioner

Due to increased demand for our services we need to grow our bank team to be able to continue to deliver excellent individualised patient care. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen for a Bank Registered General Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner at Tetbury Hospital to work as part of the Day Surgery Unit and Outpatient Department team.

The Organisation

Tetbury Hospital is an Independent Charitable Trust and on behalf of the local community, provides NHS and some private health care. The Trust offers interesting opportunities for professional and personal development in the friendly environment of a small but exceptionally well-equipped hospital in the heart of the Cotswolds. We are a growing business and everything we do is about putting people first, whether that be delivering exceptional care and support for our patients or providing growth and development opportunities for our team.

Tetbury Hospital has a generic small but busy Outpatient and Day Surgery Unit, which delivers services across seventeen different medical and surgical specialities. Clinics are consultant led, and the Registered Practitioners are required to work across these specialities.

The Opportunity

The post holder’s prime responsibility will be to supplement the DSU / OPD team when needed, to perform the tasks of a Registered General Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner in admitting, assessing, and caring for patients pre, peri and post procedure.

The post holder will be an ambassador for the Trust, delivering care in an efficient, patient focused and professional way.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an experienced nurse who will already be first level registered, and able to demonstrate a good level of clinical skills and up to date knowledge.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A passion for providing first class care
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team

Ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative way.

An additional teaching and assessing qualification, audit skills and experience of delivering change management initiatives would be an advantage.

Previous experience in DSU Scrub, Anaesthetics and Recovery is preferable as is OPD experience in Minor Ops Skills, Phlebotomy, ECG and preoperative assessment and screening.

The Package

We can offer flexible ad hoc hours on a Bank basis, with an hourly pay rate of between £12.56 - £15.62 P/hr. plus holiday pay. This role is a Grade I (NHS Band 5 equivalent). A pay award is pending for this role.

Tetbury Hospital is keen to support professional development and offers a supportive friendly working environment in a unique setting.

The Next Steps

To find out more about this vacancy, visit the hospital or apply for this position please contact

Applications for this role will be reviewed on an ongoing basis but early application is encouraged.

Additional information

As part of this role, you will be required to complete mandatory training.

Please note that offers of work are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity and is a mindful Employer. The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and may have flexible working options available.

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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