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Apprenticeship Operating Department Practitioner

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Apprentice Operating Department Practitioner

Pay Scale: Band 5 -on completion.

Annex 21 Agenda for Change during training.

(i) up to 12 months prior to completion of training: 75 per cent of the pay band maximum of the fully qualified rate;

(ii) more than one but less than two years prior to completion of training: 70 per cent of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate;

(iii) more than two but less than three years prior to completion of training: 65 per cent of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate.

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It's a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

A three year training programme combining work based and academic learning between RJAH, other local Trusts and Staffordshire University. Working towards becoming a Registered Operating Department Practitioner gaining a BSc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice.

Who we're looking for

To work collaboratively to maintain patient safety and provide high standards of skilled care and support during each stage of the patient's journey through the operating theatre in three phases of Perioperative care (anaesthesia, surgery and post anaesthetic care)

Key Requirements (Qualifications/Experience):

112 UCAS points, plus

5 GCSE's grades A-C (9-4),to include mathematics and English (or equivalent level 2 qualifications) or

Access Diploma - 60 credits of which 45 must be at level 3

Proficient in spoken English

Main duties of the job

As part of the course you will be required to:
  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse with a focus on promoting patient health, well-being and independence
  • Successfully complete all educational elements of the programme as specified by Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), Staffordshire University and Institute of Apprenticeship standards. You will also be required to complete an apprentice portfolio that demonstrates Knowledge, Skills and Behavioural leading towards final completion of an End Point Assessment.
  • Successfully complete of all the Institute for Apprenticeship standards, HCPC Standards of Proficiency, and perioperative related competencies as specified by Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) and Staffordshire University.
  • Have sound attitudes and behaviours compatible with Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) Trust values
  • Work as part of a designated operating department team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient
  • Work with a mentor / assessor, taking responsibility for developing your own competence while on placements and attending academic study; maintaining evidence of your learning.

About us


Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.

Whether you're starting out in your career, or have a wealth of experience - we're always looking to recruit outstanding individuals in a range of clinical areas, as well as support and administrative roles.

We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding professional development opportunities.

RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.

Shropshire is also one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

Date posted

22 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£22,816 to £27,596 a year Annex 21 Pay scale




3 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


SY10 7AG


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