Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)

Colchester, Essex, England
£ 33000 - 33000 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Newly qualified
9 Oct 2019
3 Nov 2019

Job Description

Operating Department Practitioner

Unit / Department

Reports to

Theatre Manager / Team Leader with professional accountability to senior members of the clinical team

Position Summary

To provide a high standard of efficient, individualised patient care as part of the clinical team

Qualifications / Key Selection Criteria


* ODP NVQ level 3 or equivalent

* Sound written and verbal communication skills

* Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required

* Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the business * Demonstrated Customer Service skills Basic Computer Skills


* Anaesthetic, Recovery or Scrub experience

Behavioural Atributes

Personal Resilience

* Be positive and even tempered in the workplace


* Demonstrate honesty, integrity and ethics in the workplace.


* Focuses own and others actions to achieve goals

* Supports the Ramsay culture; contributing to and fostering a positive working team environment

Key Performance Criteria

Personal & Professional Development

* Act in a professional manner at all times when dealing with internal and external customers

* Promote the company in a positive manner both internally and externally

* Demonstrate a good work ethic that includes punctuality, integrity, respect of others and a commitment to professional practice policies and procedures

* Be responsible and accountable for own designated responsibilities

* Participate in the annual Performance Development Review process

* Undertake reasonable training and development in order to retain and improve upon existing skills

Customer Service

* Treat all customers with respect and equality whilst meeting all aspects of our services in a timely and professional manner

* Recognise and tolerate individual differences in others including gender, sexual preferences, age, disability and culture

* Maintain communication networks with key senior managers, staff and other stakeholders so that quality business outcomes are achieved

* Dress and personal presentation reflect the requirements of the client

* Promote the services and people of the hospital to both internal and external clients

Teamwork and Communication

* Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and within a team structure

* Behave in a friendly and supportive manner to other employees

* Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all members of the team

* Resolves any workplace conflict in a professional manner through the correct organisational processes

* Assist new members of staff to effectively perform their role

* Demonstrate good communication skills

* Liaise with colleagues and stakeholders and report outcomes or needs to the relevant manager or team leader

* Attend departmental meetings and read relevant communications while contributing to improving standards of services in line with the needs of the business

Technical Skills & Application

* Deliver a high standard of efficient, individualised patient care, being sensitive to patients needs for dignity and privacy

* Ensures that the agreed standards of patient care and confidentiality are maintained in accordance with Ramsay policies

Continuous Improvement

* Promote best practice in line with organisational policies and procedures

* Be involved and support quality projects being undertaken in the department and the organisation

Risk Minimisation

* Ensure safety of self and others in the workplace

* Undertake local workplace health and safety training including induction and mandatory training sessions, such as Manual Handling and Emergency Procedures

* Participates in and contribute to health and safety to ensure a safe work environment for clients, community, staff and visitors


* Report all incidents and hazards utilising the appropriate reporting procedures and mechanisms

* All job holders have a duty and are expected to comply with Ramsay infection control policies and best practice guidelines. Those with managerial responsibilities are expected to ensure that staff have the infrastructure, resources, and teaching and training required to encourage compliance with infection control policies and best practice guidelines.

* Responsible for adhering to the Company’s Risk Management policies Responsible for adhering to the Company’s policies on Confidentiality and Information Security whether in paper form or electronic. All job holders are required to act with Data Protection and Information Security in mind. If you are ever in any doubt, please ask your line manager before disclosing data to anyone for any reason

Ref: Roisin5

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