Reference Quantity: ST0582

Particulars of normal

Occupational profile:

Working Division Practitioners (ODPs) are registered healthcare professionals specialising in caring for folks of all ages earlier than, throughout & after surgical procedure. ODPs subsequently primarily work in working departments. They work alongside different professionals (comparable to medical doctors and nurses) and take a lead function in guaranteeing a affected person is secure throughout every stage of a affected person’s journey by way of the working theatre. ODPs should regularly make skilled selections to make sure the affected person receives the very best care earlier than, throughout and after their surgical procedure. ODPs additionally make sure that the working theatre setting is secure and efficient and subsequently have experience within the administration of specialist gear & supplies in a extremely technical setting, for instance dealing with surgical devices, checking anaesthetic gear, shifting sufferers and giving treatment ODPs should display confidence, compassion, competence & efficient judgement; being answerable for their selections. They have to use proof primarily based observe to tell & consider the effectiveness of the actions they take with the intention of regularly enhancing outcomes for sufferers. They’re answerable for ensuing their very own skilled data and abilities by way of steady skilled growth (CPD)& help the event of others.  

Day to Day actions:

Anaesthesia part of care requires ODPs to:

  • Present individualised take care of sufferers previous to & all through surgical procedure or different procedures together with reassurance & help throughout weak occasions
  • Utilise a variety of medical abilities data & understanding to make sure a secure setting throughout the administration & upkeep of anaesthesia
  • Place affected person to optimise surgical entry. Keep affected person security & dignity. Medicines administration.
  • Put together a variety of specialist gear & units. Help the anaesthetist in safely securing & sustaining the sufferers airway & physiological stability throughout anaesthesia.

Surgical procedure part of care requires ODPs to:

  • Work as a part of a crew to supply secure individualised care to sufferers throughout surgical procedure
  • Professionally answerable for choice, preparation & provision of the right sterile surgical gear to the surgeon & being accountable for all surgical devices, gear & swabs all through the process
  • Anticipate the necessities of the surgical crew, responding appropriately & successfully. Guaranteeing the right administration of medical specimens

The Put up Anaesthetic Care part includes:

Caring for the affected person while within the publish anaesthetic care Unit (PACU). Observing & monitoring a sufferers important indicators. Sustaining their airway & figuring out & responding to modifications within the sufferers physiological & psychological situation. Offering acceptable therapy together with ache management & post-operative nausea & vomiting care; till the affected person has recovered from the speedy results of anaesthesia & has been assessed as a way to guarantee they’re match to be discharged from PACU.

Qualification necessities:

Apprentices might be required to finish a Well being and Care Professions Council (HCPC) authorized BSc (Hons) in Working Division Apply. Apprentices with out stage 2 English & maths might want to obtain this stage previous to finishing the end-point evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being & care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeships English & maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3 & British Signal Language qualification are a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language.

Skilled registration:

On profitable completion of an authorized programme, apprentices are eligible to use to the HCPC for registration as an Working Division Practitioner, which is a requirement to observe underneath the protected title of Working Division Practitioner

Further info:

The apprentice should meet the 15 requirements as set out within the Care Certificates[i] inside 3 months of commencing an apprenticeship.

Degree: 6 

Period: Sometimes 4 years 

Overview date: After 3 years 

  It is possible for you to to: You’ll know and perceive:
Skilled observe

  • Apply as an autonomous ODP, assessing sufferers in theatres & related areas, exercising skilled judgement to ascertain affected person centred targets, & to simply accept, plan, provoke, modify, refer or stop therapy inside prescribed limits
  • Recognise illness & trauma processes related to perioperative care
  • Precisely calculate & file prescribed drug doses
  • Change observe to account for brand new developments or altering contexts in what constitutes finest observe in perioperative care,  by way of efficient change administration
  • Reply appropriately  to emergency conditions
  • Conduct acceptable diagnostic, monitoring, therapy & remedy procedures safely & successfully
  • Undertake anaesthetic, surgical & post-anaesthesia care interventions together with managing airways, cannulation, catheterisation & guide dealing with/positioning
  • Monitor airway, respiratory & circulation
  • Monitor & file fluid stability & administer prescribed fluids appropriately
  • Monitor the consequences of medication & take acceptable motion is response to important change
  • Assess & monitor people ache standing & administer prescribed ache reduction appropriately
  • Choose acceptable strategies & gear; undertake & file thorough assessments & investigations.
  • Sustaining Primary, Intermediate or Superior Life Assist {qualifications} the place acceptable
  • Help anaesthesia with using medical units & pharmacological (medication) means
  • Keep a sterile working space & safely & successfully carry out aseptic method (together with scrubbing, gloving & gowning)
  • Carry out scrub abilities in accordance in accordance with Perioperative Care Collaborative assertion

  • The way to apply skilled data, abilities & expertise in partnership with different professionals to optimise outcomes for sufferers
  • Regular anatomy & physiology of the human physique & influence of illness, & trauma processes
  • Physiological parameters & learn how to interpret modifications/deviations
  • The way to order, retailer, situation, put together & administer prescription drugs & monitor their results
  • The medication which might be utilized in ODP observe & how they have an effect on the physique
  • Protected practices in using medical units use for diagnostic, monitoring or therapeutic functions
  • Efficient innovation, change administration & planning strategies; theories of change mangement together with instruments & strategies in learn how to apply them
  • The ideas & practices within the administration of anaesthetic & surgical emergencies, e.g. a serious haemorrhage or anaphylaxis.
  • The administration & processes concerned within the administration of blood & blood merchandise
  • Using analysis methodologies utilized in Working Division Apply; the ideas & functions of proof primarily based observe.
  • The ideas of hand hygiene & asepsis
  • Sterilisation & decontamination of apparatus processes
  • Safeguarding processes & learn how to elevate considerations
  • An infection prevention & management insurance policies & procedures
  • The function of the surgical first assistant in aiding with surgical interventions
  • Applicable Shifting & Dealing with Strategies
  • The construction & operate of well being & social care companies within the UK

Skilled values & behaviours

  • Recognise & take account of wants & range of people
  • Form or construction your observe in accordance with proof primarily based observe
  • Apply in a way guaranteeing equality & act as an advocate for sufferers. Reveal care, compassion, confidence, braveness, communication & dedication for sufferers at their most weak.
  • Keep the sufferers dignity always
  • Reveal an open, sincere & courteous method to sufferers kin & colleagues

  • The way to assess the character & complexity of a sufferers wants
  • The way to adapt observe to fulfill the wants of sufferers throughout the scope of ODP observe, nationwide/native coverage & newest proof
  • The significance of sustaining sufferers consolation & dignity always
  • The necessities of Obligation of candour laws
  • Authorized & moral points pertinent to ODP observe
  • Theatre etiquette
  • The way to work together with sufferers, kin & colleagues in an expert method

Skilled requirements

  • Apply throughout the Well being and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Requirements of Proficiency for ODP’s[i] & The School of Working Division Practitioners Scope of Apply[ii]

  • The laws, requirements and protocol regarding ODP observe [iii].

  It is possible for you to to: You’ll know and perceive:
Management, administration & partnership working

  • Successfully lead handle & delegate colleagues, working as a part of the surgical crew
  • Work collaboratively all through the sufferers perioperative journey with the surgical crew & others
  • Use the proof base to advertise innovation & enchancment in working division observe
  • Actively take part in audit, coaching & assessment actions
  • Handle your self in emergency & demanding conditions.
  • Reveal self-awareness & influence on others.
  • Mirror on personal observe & problem self & others

  • The idea of management & utilizing private initiative
  • The worth of participation in coaching, supervision & mentoring
  • The significance of working collaboratively with those that present companies
  • The way to replicate successfully & facilitate change in perioperative observe
  • Staff dynamics, communication & affected person security with a reference to human components
  • The worth & influence of analysis, audit & analysis on working division observe
  • The significance of sustaining personal well being & well-being; methods to handle & cut back occupational stress

Communication & info

  • Safeguard confidential info, regarding sufferers always, persistently making use of knowledge safety ideas
  • Apply a variety of communication methods & abilities throughout the multidisciplinary crew to make sure affected person security & dignity
  • Use efficient communication abilities to help the affected person at completely different phases of their care
  • Establish obstacles to communication, their potential influence & methods for administration
  • guarantee your personal behaviour helps others to work in methods which might be per people’ beliefs and preferences, that regard range positively and that help anti-discriminatory observe
  • Keep care data which might be match for objective & course of them in accordance with laws
  • Formulate care plans together with setting of timescales
  • Analyse & critically consider info collected & appropriately act upon it

  • The idea of confidentiality & the ideas of knowledge governance
  • The significance of communication in plain English;  a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies acceptable to age, psychological capability  cognitive abilitiesactive listening and observing abilities
  • Communication theroies and the way they’re relevant to the perioperative setting
  • How a sufferers communication is affected by various ranges of consciousness
  • authorized and work setting necessities on equality, range, discrimination and rights
  • The significance of offering sufferers with acceptable info to make knowledgeable selections
  • The significance of managing data & info in accordance with laws, protocols & tips, for instance recording swab & instrument counts to make sure nothing is left behind within the sufferers physique after surgical procedure
  • Rules & practices of the consent course of
  • Threat administration & incident reporting processes according to organisational coverage
  • The influence of age, tradition, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic standing & religious or non secular beliefs on communication


[i] View particulars in regards to the care certificates on the Expertise for Well being web site  – 

[ii] HCPC Requirements of Proficiency Working Division Practitioners 2013 

[iii] School of Working Division Practitioners Scope of Apply

[iv] Laws, requirements and protocol see footnotes above plus:  1.,performanceandethics.pdf;  2.; 3.; 4.; 5.; 6.


Regulated normal

This can be a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Well being and Care Professions Council

Coaching supplier should be authorized by regulator physique

EPAO should be authorized by regulator physique

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