Where could I work?​

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are an important part of the operating theatre team, working alongside surgeons, anaesthetists, theatre nurses and other healthcare professionals to help ensure that every surgical procedure is as safe and effective as possible.​

There is currently a national shortage of ODPs in the UK, so there are lots of opportunities for jobs and this is likely to grow. Local employers such as the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH), Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust (QEH) and the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) take on many of our graduates.  You could find work within the NHS, as well as private hospitals around the UK. You could also work as an ODP within the Armed Forces. ​

What would my starting salary be?​

Band 5, (Agenda for Change pay scales), rising with several years’ experience.  You should always check with the employer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying.​

What hours would I be working?​

Full time weekly hours will be 37.5 (this may include nights, weekend and shift work)​

To explore this career in more depth visit : NHS Health Careers