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Job summary

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Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St George's Hospital
£32,466 - £39,521 per annum inc HCA (pro-rata)
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Anaesthetic Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners - Band 5

Band 5


As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Providing excellent nursing care. As skills and competencies develop taking
charge and actively participating in and contributing to the management of the theatre area or department on a regular basis. Supervising and mentoring junior staff.

Main duties of the job

Anaesthetic Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners- Cardiac and Neuro Theatres

Band 5

The Trust has 29 operating theatres across 5 sites in the Trust. We offer exciting opportunities to work in our innovative and busy specialties. Our staff work in small, friendly teams alongside world renowned surgeons and anaesthetists and we committed to keeping our focus on giving excellent care to our patients.

We have Band 5 post vacancies in Cardiac and Neuro Theatres for qualified RN anaesthetic trained nurses & Operating Department Practitioners

We can offer rotation to a wide range of specialties and we will support your development every step of the way and make sure that you are armed with the skills you need to meet every challenge you will face. We have a dedicated education team and we will be providing you with support and training in the clinical area.

In order to apply:

You will need to be an ODP or RN1 (with recognised anaesthetic qualifications).

 Have excellent communication skills.

 Enjoy working in a busy and dedicated team.

 Be passionate about providing excellent standards of care.

 Be committed to career development

We offer competitive staff bank rates for staff who wish to work additional hours

Working for our organisation

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Their main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s Hospital also hosts the St George’s, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (general) or Operating Department Practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • A minimum of 12 months post registration experience.

Organisational Management

Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to take charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager on a regular basis.

Education & Research

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Able to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff
  • Understands the importance of developing self and others
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit
  • Ability to take on small research or audit project.

General & Personal

Essential criteria
  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Sound verbal and written communication.
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to motivate and lead staff for a shift.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nigel Mahepath
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
020 8725 1494
Additional information

If you would like to discuss further or wish to arrange an informal visit please contact: Nigel Mahepath or  Ewa Ogbonna, Matron, on 0208 725 4568 , email


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