Operating Department Practitioner

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What it means to be an ODP?

An Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) is a vital part of the operating theatre team, who provides high standard of care to patients of all ages, at every stage of their operation. The role of an ODP allows you to provide individualised and skilled care for patients at all stages of their operation – from when they arrive in the operating theatre department, to discharge from the recovery room.

Eligibility for Interview

To be eligible for interview, you must be HCPC registered and have 12 months current experience post your qualification experience. Qualifications we accept are a BSc or Diploma in Operating Theatre and Anesthesia Technologist (this will be accepted until September 2024).

Other requirements

Candidates must score 7.0 or above for their UKVI IELTS score. UKVI IELTS can be taken as part of the application process. This is not a requirement for the interview stage.

Please refer to the  HCPC proficiency English guide


Why choose Yeovil International Recruitment?

Free training to support you with passing your English test
Essential anaesthetic transition programme
Support you with your professional development
Excellent relocation package
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Essential Anaesthetic Transition Course

All candidates recruited by us will go through a transition course to transition you to UK practice. This is provided by us FREE of charge provided as part of your recruitment package.

Find out more about our EATP course.

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What we offer:

  • HCPC registration fee reimbursed upon arrival to the UK
  • English test refunded
  • Visa fees paid
  • Flight to the UK paid
  • Comprehensive induction programme to UK practice – this is a nationally accredited course developed by our excellent clinical team
  • Continued Professional Development

Salary and benefits to working in the NHS:

  • On arrival to the UK you will start straight away on a Band 5 NHS salary which is £28,407 – £34,581 per annum
  • 27 days annual leave plus eight bank holidays
  • NHS discounts available in lots of shops and online
  • Good NHS pension scheme (international candidates can also opt out if they choose to)

    Please attach your CV, qualification certificate and Passport registration:

    If you also have any of the following please attach:
    - Academic IELTs score
    - HCPC registration
    Please note these are not a requirement to apply