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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Countess of Chester Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa
21/07/2019 23:59
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At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.



There Is currently an opportunity within our Anaesthetic Support team here at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust for an ODP-RN. We are committed to providing high quality care to patients, and are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our existing team to support the on-going Quality Improvement Programme. 

Main Theatres consists of 11 operating theatres and an 11 bay Recovery (PACU), there is also a further 5 Day Theatres and Recovery bays. 

Anaesthetic support duties include elective and emergency sessions in the Maternity department, the Cardiac arrest team and A&E Resus (inter hospital transfer) also, IVF, Endoscopy (EBUS), Interventional Radiology, MRI, CT, ITU, Cardio version and Community Dental. 

Surgical specialities include General, Colo-rectal, Breast, Urology, Gynaecology, Ophthalmic, Gastro-intestinal, Orthopaedic/Trauma, Plastics, Max Fax, ENT, and we are Vascular HUB for the region. We also provide a 24 hour Emergency Theatre with a second on call team at nights and weekends. 

We would welcome enquires from enthusiastic practitioners. If you are newly qualified Preceptorship will be provided with an induction programme to support your knowledge and skills required for the post. 

Please be aware that the above information maybe subject to change and further details will be available at the time of interview. Please detail your exact date of expected qualification if you are a new ODP registrant. 

All applicants must hold professional qualification and registration with the   HCPC (or awaiting registration) or NMC. 

All positions include, nights, weekends and an on call commitment in accordance with the rota. If you wish to discuss these opportunities further or arrange an informal visit please contact Clive Sheppard (Speciality Manager - Anaesthetic support, Recovery (PACU) & Theatre Admissions Lounge on 01244 366540. 

If you are interested in applying for a post within Theatres please complete our on-line application form today.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clive R Sheppard, Speciality Manager – Anaesthetic Support, Recovery (PACU) & Theatre Admissions Lounge 01244 366540.