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Registered Anaesthetic Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

Role Summary

  • To plan and manage the implementation of Individual Care Programmes for patients in the perioperative and immediate post operative period as part of the Theatre team.
  • To guide, instruct and monitor Junior staff, students and Theatre Assistants.
  • Following a period of support and training the Practitioner will deputise for the team leader. 
  • To practice in accordance with Professional Codes, and statutory requirements
  • The post holder will be expected to meet objectives set out during Personal Development Review in line with the KSF outlines.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More about the role:

The Southwest Ambulatory Orthopaedic Centre (SWAOC) is a system collaboration to utilise the best Clinical pathways from across the UK for delivery of high volume elective ambulatory Orthopaedic surgery at a single designated facility, located at the Nightingale Hospital Exeter.  Having opened in March 2022, SWAOC already has the best length of stay in the country with excellent patient satisfaction feedback as well as being shortlisted for three national awards. To enable us to increase our service offering we are looking to increase our Clinical team.

We are looking to recruit a Band 5 ODP or Registered Nurse with an Anaesthetic qualification to work across Anaesthetics and Recovery.

No experience of Orthopaedic Theatres is required as you will receive full training when you join our friendly and supportive team. At Nightingale, we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and as such there are many opportunities for career development.

This post is being offered on a permanent basis with flexible and part-time working arrangements considered.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Working Pattern: Full time and part time hours. Monday to Friday with weekend working planned in the future. Hours will be discussed.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Sarah Lewis; Clinical Matron, SWAOC at Nightingale Hospital on 

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.


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