ODP / RGN (Anaesthetics & Recovery) - The New Foscote Hospital

Offered by The New Foscote Hospital

  • Job Sector: Operating Department Practitioner / Registered General Nurse (Anaesthetics & Recovery)
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £28000 - £34000 (depending on experience)
  • Closing Date: 16/04/2021


Role: Operating Department Practitioner / Registered General Nurse (Anaesthetics & Recovery)
Department: Theatre Function: Clinical
Reports to: Director of Nursing & Theatre Manager
Direct Reports: -
Key Contacts: Deputy Theatre Manager, Matron, Patient Pathways Manager, Consultants, Patients
Location: The New Foscote Hospital
Salary Range: £28000 - £34000 (depending on experience) DBS Level: Enhanced
Working Hours: 37.5 Hours over 7 days

Key Dates

Posting Date: Monday 15th March 2021
Closing Date: Friday 16th April 2021, @12pm (Please note that we may conduct interviews prior to the closing date)
Interview Date(s): Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st April 2021


The New Foscote Hospital has been successfully established in Banbury for almost 40 years and has provided services and treatments to thousands of people from across the region during this time. We have over 50 consultants, all of whom are leaders in their specialist fields and choose to hold their private practices here, working alongside our friendly, highly qualified and experienced nursing and support teams. With the expansion of the hospital and the opening of a second theatre, there is an exciting opportunity for an ODP/RGN, with specialism in both Anaesthetics and Recovery, to join our team.

Role Purpose

At The New Foscote Hospital, the registered ODP / RGN will assist the Anaesthetist to support the delivery of the care provision within the Operating Department. Anaesthesia is a skilled area, requiring attention to detail, technological knowledge, knowledge of anatomy and physiology and pharmacology, and importantly excellent communication skills, compassion and empathy and respect for patient dignity. The Post Anaesthetic Recovery (PAR) is the final stage in patients’ perioperative journey, and employs a one-to-one practitioner to patient ratio.

Core Responsibilities

  • To act with the upmost professionalism and to adhere to the NMC / HCPC code of conduct, depending on your qualification.
  • Monitor and assist in the delivery of patient care
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs
  • A ‘hands on’ role within the theatre suite
  • Encourage, develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self
  • Promote best evidence-based practice
  • Apply and ensure others comply with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Support the anaesthetic and recovery phases of the operating journey

Main Duties and Key Accountabilities

  • Be involved in the daily briefing ‘Huddle’ before the commencement of surgical lists, and ensure the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist is completed and adhered to for all patients
  • Checking the anaesthetic machine and troubleshooting problems
  • Getting the anaesthetic room ready – including preparation of a range of airway equipment, equipment, equipment for cannulation, preparation of equipment used for drug administration
  • Greeting patient and ensuring they are comfortable and all details are correct
  • Applying basic monitoring and assisting with application of more advanced monitoring
  • Assisting with the administration of anaesthetic
  • Communicating with other departments, and members of the perioperative team
  • Comprehensive A, B, C, D, E (Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure) assessment on receiving a patient from theatres
  • Airway management as necessary
  • Continual monitoring of your patient during their stay in PAR
  • Providing pain relief, anti-sickness medication and warming devices when necessary
  • Communicating with the patient and providing reassurance, and ensuring dignity is maintained
  • Leasing with anaesthetics
  • Completing the care plan, and providing a detailed handover of the patients’ operation to ward staff
  • To efficiently complete all written documentation
  • Be a role model for staff on all departmental and hospital-wide matters
  • Ensure the working environment is as safe as possible and complies with company, professional, legal requirements and guidelines
  • Adhere to Infection Prevention Control policies and procedures

In addition:

  • Be accountable for own standards of work
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Attend appropriate training sessions to improve standards of practice
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions
  • Adhere to hospital-wide policies, procedures and standards
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Maintain courteous and professional relationships with all colleagues, visitors and consultants
  • Promote effective communication within all department areas
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale
  • Perform any other duties as required and assessed as competent to do so
  • Actively work to maintain the standards set by The Care Quality Commission

Key Performance Indicators

  • Feedback from colleagues
  • Results of inspections
  • Theatre utilisation
  • Customer satisfaction as indicated through surveys

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications

  Essential Desirable
Qualifications & Technical Skills ·       Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC ·       ILS
Knowledge & Experience ·       Previous experience within a similar role·       Experience in anaesthetics·       Experience in recovery·       An understanding of perioperative patient care·       Understands that safeguarding is everyone’s business  
Skills & Behaviours ·       Ability to demonstrate high standards of verbal and written communication·       Administrative skills·       Ability to present information clearly and concisely·       Interpersonal skills·       Tact and diplomacy·       Time management & organisational skills·       Ability to work flexibly and respond to urgent matters·       Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes·       Ability to follow instructions and work to tight time constraints·       Reliability and dependability  

Key Behaviours

Think Customer:  Focuses on the needs of customers, primarily our visitors and consultants. Identifies and prioritises the customer’s needs. Understands situations from the customer's perspective, and provides solutions, which fit the customer's needs. Focuses on customer service and care and takes a proactive approach to their needs and ownership of their issues.

Own Your Part in Delivering Results:  Demonstrates determination, resourcefulness and purpose to personally deliver the best results for the organisation.

Impact and Influencing: Has a degree of self-awareness and maintains a calm demeanour in stressful and challenging situations

Be One Team:  The ability to gain an understanding of the needs of others, build relationships and drive action that is mutually beneficial for both individuals and the company. Always behaves in a way that is consistent with the behaviours and is receptive to further improvement.

Innovate, Adapt & Change:  Is open to change. Is flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances, being tolerant of necessary change and fluidity within the organisation.

Additional Information

The content of the job description is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties, which fall within their scope of practice.

The role profile reflects the overall scope and responsibilities of the role. All roles evolve and this role profile will therefore be subject to periodic review and change if required.

Application Process

To apply for this role please:

  • Ensure you have read and meet the essential knowledge/skills/qualifications for this role
  • Complete an application form and equal opportunities form via The New Foscote Hospital Website Vacancies page at https://thefoscotehospital.co.uk/vacancies/
  • Please submit both forms before the closing time and date via email to hr@foscote.hospital or via post to: HR Department, The New Foscote Hospital, 2 Foscote Rise, Banbury, OX16 9XP
  • Please take note of the proposed interview date(s) to ensure that you will be available