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NEU Professionals is recruiting international Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) to work at the NHS
The National Health Service (NHS) in England is currently seeking Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) from overseas to join our team. As an ODP in the NHS, you will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of high-quality patient care in a dynamic and challenging environment.
Operating Department Practitioners in the NHS work in a variety of clinical settings, including operating theatres, recovery rooms, and anaesthetic departments. They work alongside other healthcare professionals, including surgeons, anaesthetists, and nurses, to ensure that patients receive safe and effective care. Not only that, but they also act as a bridge between the surgical team and other parts of the operating theatre and hospital.
ODPs support operating theatres in three of the phases of perioperative care, including:
- Work as the link between the surgical team and other parts of the operating theatre and hospital,
- help and support patients before surgery, prepare a wide range of specialist equipment and drugs, including anaesthetic machines, intravenous equipment and devices that safely secure the patient’s airway during anaesthesia.
- preparing all the necessary instruments and equipment for surgery, including microscopes, lasers and endoscopes,
- providing the correct surgical instruments and materials to the surgeon,
- being responsible for all surgical instruments, equipment and swabs during the operation,
- acting as a link between the surgical team and other parts of the theatre and hospital,
- anticipating the requirements of the surgical team and responding effectively.
- support and monitor the patient on their arrival into the recovery unit,
- provide appropriate treatment until they have recovered from the effects of the anaesthesia and/or surgery,
- assess the patient so they can be discharged back to a ward.
Working as an ODP in the NHS can be both challenging and rewarding. You will be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families. You will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology and the latest medical equipment. And you will be part of a healthcare system that is recognised worldwide for its excellence and innovation.
The NHS values diversity, inclusivity, and compassion. They know a diverse workforce is essential to providing the best possible care to their patients. They are committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for all their employees, regardless of their background or experience.
The NHS understands that employees’ growth and development are crucial to their success. Their offer extensive training and development opportunities to help ODPs build their skills and advance their careers. They also offer competitive salaries and benefits, including generous holiday allowances, enhanced NHS pension schemes, and health insurance.
If you are a talented and dedicated ODP looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to make a difference, we invite you to join us at the NHS in England. Apply now to become part of our team and help us deliver the best possible care to patients across the country.
NEU Professionals Candidates
- Candidates should have a minimum of 1 year experience working as an Operating Department Practitioner (academic internships not considered),
- Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements, preferably IELTS or TOEFL certificate,*
- HCPC registration desirable but not essential (we can support with this for the right candidate). Specialist qualification relevant to role is required.
* English language certificate not required when applying through the Swiss Mutual Recognition (SMR) route or when English is candidate’s first language, language use on a day-a-day basis. More information: Statement on English language proficiency requirements for internationally trained health and care professionals.
NHS Trusts Offer
- Minimum band 5 salary starting at £28,407 and up to band 7 at £50,056 (depending on experience and other qualifications)*,
- Skilled-worker visa with right to bring qualified dependent family members,
- Excellent pastoral care,
- Generous relocation packages,
- 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
- Excellent professional development opportunities,
- Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.
*view NHS Agenda for Change for more information about NHS salaries
NEU Professionals and Ethical Recruitment
NEU Professionals are regulated by NHS Employers and their Code of Practice for International Recruitment, which states that some developing countries should not be targeted when actively recruiting healthcare professionals. Therefore we are not able to accept or process applications from any of the countries listed on the following link: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/code-practice-red-and-amber-list-countries