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Senior Operating Department Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

  • To lead and work within the Anaesthetic Theatre team, providing high quality care for patients and acting as a resource for that speciality.
  • To plan and manage the implementation of individual care programmes for patients in the day case perioperative period, as part of the Theatre team.
  • To link with the Practice Education/Learning and Development teams, facilitating learning opportunities (including teaching sessions/audits) for students and new starters.
  • To partake in personal development reviews, sickness monitoring and performance management.
  • To maintain and manage the consumable stock and equipment needed to provide this service.
  • To work flexibly within any area of the Trust as directed by the Senior Team, providing support according to service needs.
  • To practice in accordance with Professional Codes and statutory requirements.
  • To meet objectives set out during own personal development reviews.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, dedicated Senior ODP for the Day Surgery team.

The successful candidate will lead and co-ordinate the clinical, managerial and educational needs of the clinical area.

This post requires enthusiasm, motivation, excellent communication skills and a commitment to work flexibly within a multidisciplinary team. It will also allow a great work life balance as there are no unsociable hours including weekends, bank holidays or nights. 

 The successful applicant will be responsible for setting, maintaining and where needed, improving the standards of patient care. The applicant will also act as an expert resource and role model to the Day surgery team, supporting them in the delivery of professional care.

If you are committed, a good communicator, have excellent interpersonal skills, are hard-working and would like to make a real difference within this service, we would like to hear from you.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours Monday-Friday

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Viji Pandurangan, CNM on 01392405335 or Dawn Crudge, Clinical Matron for RD&E Day Surgery Units on 07814122449.

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 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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