Operating Department Practitioner
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
- £ 26628.0 Per year
- Full time
- Job level
- Studying / Unqualified, Newly qualified
- 23 Sep 2020
- 3 Oct 2020
Operating Department Practitioner
When it comes to surgery, Operating Department Practitioners are crucial. They prepare operating theatres and work alongside surgeons and anaesthetists during procedures. In this role you can be posted all over the world and help patients with all kinds of injuries and illnesses. In short, you’re a key member of the medical team, helping to save lives.
Find where you belong.
If you want to be an Operating Department Practitioner, you'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. Your initial training will be at either Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.
STUDENT: You will complete a 2-year Diploma of Higher Education within Operating Department practice that will give you professional registration with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). You will be allocated a mentor at your first unit to support you through your first 12 months as a healthcare professional.
DIRECT ENTRY: If you are already a qualified ODP, you will progress from initial training to holding the rank of Lance Corporal. You will need to go on a short course to consolidate your professional training within a military environment.
DIRECT ENTRY: Higher Education Diploma in Operating Department Practice
STUDENT: We train our own too. You will complete a 2-year Diploma of Higher Education within Operating Department Practice that will give you professional registration with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). You will be well supported by military and civilian University staff at the Defence School of Healthcare Education within Birmingham City University and will then be employed as an ODP by the Army. After successful completion of your Training you will wear the rank of Acting Lance Corporal. You will be allocated a mentor at your first unit to take you through your 12-month preceptorship, enabling you to rotate around the various clinical theatres to consolidate your ODP training.
SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF
We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.
Become an Operating Department Practitioner and you’ll:
- Earn £15,671 during training. When your training is finished, and you join your unit on a minimum salary of £26,628
- Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
- Receive free medical and dental health cover
- Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
- Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
- Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.
BELONG TO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS.
You should be:
• Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
• Army Reserve age:
New enlistments: 17.9 – 43 years
Ex-Regular: 17.9 – 52 years
Specialist (Soldier): 17.9 – 50 years
Qualifications you’ll need:
STUDENT - 88 UCAS points and GCSE Grade C/4 or above in at least Maths, English Language and a Science subject
DIRECT ENTRY - You must hold professional qualification in Operating Department Practice and be registered with the UK Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in order to practice.
• Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
• Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
• 2km run 11m 15s (11m30s for Junior Entry)
Our next deadline for application is 30th September 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.
FIND WHERE YOU BELONG.
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