Operating Department Practitioner - Staffordshire

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Operating department practitioners (ODPs) provide a high standard of perioperative care to patients. They make sure procedures carried out in the operating theatre are safe and effective.

ODPs have an important role in the 3 phases of perioperative care:

Anaesthetic phase – assisting the patient before surgery, preparing specialist equipment and drugs
Surgical phase – working alongside the surgeon, providing the correct surgical instruments and materials
Recovery phase – assessing and monitoring the patient


As an ODP, you’ll need to:

  • To perform the swab, needle and instrument checks as per policy
  • To manage the safe handling and recording of all specimens according to the surgeon’s specification
  • To ensure the safe disposal of all sharps as per Trust policy
  • To ensure the safe management of all equipment
  • To ensure the safe disposal of all clinical waste as per Trust policy
  • To accurately record the operative procedure according to the direction of the operating surgeon
  • To ensure the patient is managed safely whilst in the Theatre Department
  • To ensure the privacy and dignity of patients is maintained at all times

Why MedPure?

At MedPure Nursing, we work with candidates to provide flexible, career-boosting roles all across the UK.

With years of experience and relationships with a great number of NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer you opportunities to suit your lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis. We can also support nurses at every level, and across every medical discipline, including RGNs, RMNs, Paediatrics, Oncology, Theatre, Community Nurses and more, as well as Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers.

What MedPure can offer you?

  • Weekly Payments
  • Support with Revalidation
  • Lucrative referral scheme when you recommend a friend to us*
  • Flexible working hours
  • Support with PDP (Personal Development Planning)
  • Assistance with training.
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process.

*Conditions Apply

MedPure Nursing welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

Closing on: Oct 22, 2021
Job Category: Operating Department Practitioner
Job Type: Day Night Weekend
Job Location: Staffordshire

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