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Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Job summary

Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Apprenticeship Degree in association with the University of Huddersfield. This is an innovative opportunity to work towards becoming a Registered Operating Department Practitioner by gaining a BSc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice, incorporating the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship standards for Operating Department Practice. This three year course combines work-based and academic learning between Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) and the University of Huddersfield.

During this apprenticeship you will acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours required across different areas of perioperative care including anaesthetics, scrub and post anaesthetic care.

On successful completion of the degree you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to enter the Register of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). On successful completion of the course you are guaranteed a band 5 post in the trust as an ODP.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties
  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under Direct supervision
  • Practice in a manner that upholds the CHFT Trust values and behaviours at all times.
  • Prepare an operating theatre/anaesthetic room for surgery in relation to instrumentation, equipment & supplies required for specific operative procedures, ensuring waste is kept to a minimum. In the case of anaesthetics ensure all necessary and emergency equipment is available and in working order
  • Record the patient's theatre episode of care in the Electronic Patients Record (EPR) and Bluespier, record in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To promote and protect the interest and dignity of patients. Delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient.
  • Comply with policies/procedures and in particular, issues relating to Health and Safety, COSSH, Incidents Reporting and the Data Protection Act.

Academic Duties
  • Work with a mentor whilst taking responsibility for developing own competence while on placements.
  • Demonstrate a flexible and dynamic attitude, both to paid work and academic studies. Seek support / guidance in timely manner if any difficulties are encountered.
  • Successfully complete all educational elements of the degree as specified by Huddersfield University, Participate in regular Tri-partite meetings with the Trust and HEI.Work towards completing clinical competencies in an electronic portfolio each year leading towards completion of an End Point Assessment (EPA).

About us

Equality Impact Assessment

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others. We therefore aim to ensure that in both employment and services no individual is discriminated against by reason of their gender, gender reassignment, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or religious/philosophical belief, marital status or civil partnership

Date posted

14 March 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£21,730 to £23,177 a year per annum pro rata




3 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations


Halifax/ Huddersfield



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