Join us as an Operating Department Practitioner


Are you a passionate Operating Theatre Practitioner (ODP)/ Operation Room Technician looking for a new challenge set within a supportive, friendly, and highly professional environment?

Would you love to live in a well-connected area which boasts natural beauty, whilst also enjoying a low cost of living leaving you with a disposable income to spend on what matters most to you?

We can offer you just that! Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust is located in an area described by many as a hidden gem; located in the North and North East of Lincolnshire, our staff enjoy the combination of working in a Trust which feels like family, whilst living in an area that can be enjoyed with their family.

When you join us as an ODP, you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and will be responsible for the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of peri-operative care programmes. Peri-operative care is divided into three phases, and as an ODP, you will have responsibility to actively participate in all of these areas covering Pre-operative, Intra-operative, and Post-operative care.

Working as an ODP requires you to possess a broad knowledge and skill base including communication and team working skills, allowing you to contribute to the smooth running of the theatre department whilst providing the very best of patient care. You will actively seek out learning opportunities for both yourself and others and provide support and assessment to junior members of the team and NVQ candidates.

It is expected that you will rotate through each speciality in order to gain experience and develop the necessary skills to participate effectively in the 24hr service as required, whilst maintaining our Trust Values of Kindness, Courage and Respect, which sit at the core of everything we do.

What can we offer?

If you love what you’ve read so far, we also offer exciting and excellent opportunities for your career development and progression, and offer a range of other attractive benefits including:

  • Robust Induction, Pastoral and On-boarding support
  • Excellent Company Pension
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
  • NHS Staff benefits & Discounts
  • Generous Relocation Allowance to those relocating up to £4000
  • Generous joining bonus.

What do you need?

In addition to the softer skills required, candidates are also required to meet the following criteria:

  • Degree / Diploma in Operating Department Practice, NVQ 3 in Operating Department Practice or City & Guilds 752.
  • For internationally qualified candidates, an OET or IELTS certificate is desirable, or proof of English Language, and you must either have HCPC registration, had your qualification verified by the HCPC or have started your HCPC registration.
  • Qualified Registered General Nurse.

We are particularly interested in Practitioners with the following:

  • Enthusiasm and ability to motivate others
  • Reliability
  • Team Player
  • Committed to high professional standards.

Recruitment and Relocation Incentives

For those who are relocating to join us (either nationally or internationally) we understand the importance of providing that much needed additional support, and we offer a range of benefits to make your start with us that little bit more comfortable. These include:

  • Relocation allowance of up to £4,000
  • A full on-boarding service, helping with finding accommodation, registering with schools, opening bank accounts, and providing information about the area
  • Newly built onsite employee accommodation, featuring self-contained facilities at Grimsby
  • Generous joining bonus.

Our Current Vacancies

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The Area

The North Lincolnshire district is a mixed industrial and rural community. In addition to the main centres of Grimsby and Scunthorpe the area has many picturesque market towns and villages, including Brigg and Barton which are small market towns concerned with light industries and agriculture. The remaining population is in a mainly farming rural area which extends into the attractive Ancholme Valley and the gently sloping hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, which have been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, with extensive beaches along the coastal strip. These make North Lincolnshire the ideal destination for walkers and cyclists.

Educational facilities in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole, and the surrounding area of Lincolnshire, are of a high standard. The house prices in the area are amongst the lowest in the UK. There is a wealth of cultural and sporting activities in the district suitable for most needs. This includes a marina at South Ferriby for sailing in the Humber Estuary, and a number of well-regarded golf clubs.

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Grimsby and the Surrounding area

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Goole and the Surrounding Area