Reference Quantity: ST0582

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational profile:

Working Division Practitioners (ODPs) are registered healthcare professionals specialising in caring for individuals of all ages earlier than, throughout & after surgical procedure. ODPs subsequently primarily work in working departments. They work alongside different professionals (reminiscent of medical doctors and nurses) and take a lead position in making certain a affected person is secure throughout every stage of a affected person’s journey via the working theatre. ODPs should frequently make skilled choices to make sure the affected person receives the most effective care earlier than, throughout and after their surgical procedure. ODPs additionally make sure that the working theatre atmosphere is secure and efficient and subsequently have experience within the administration of specialist tools & supplies in a extremely technical atmosphere, for instance dealing with surgical devices, checking anaesthetic tools, transferring sufferers and giving remedy ODPs should reveal confidence, compassion, competence & efficient judgement; being liable for their choices. They have to use proof primarily based observe to tell & consider the effectiveness of the actions they take with the goal of frequently enhancing outcomes for sufferers. They’re liable for ensuing their very own skilled data and expertise via steady skilled improvement (CPD)& help the event of others.  

Day to Day actions:

Anaesthesia part of care requires ODPs to:

  • Present individualised look after sufferers previous to & all through surgical procedure or different procedures together with reassurance & help throughout susceptible instances
  • Utilise a variety of scientific expertise data & understanding to make sure a secure atmosphere 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 tools & gadgets. 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 offer secure individualised care to sufferers throughout surgical procedure
  • Professionally liable for choice, preparation & provision of the proper sterile surgical tools to the surgeon & being accountable for all surgical devices, tools & swabs all through the process
  • Anticipate the necessities of the surgical crew, responding appropriately & successfully. Guaranteeing the proper administration of scientific specimens

The Submit Anaesthetic Care part includes:

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

Qualification necessities:

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

Skilled registration:

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

Assessment date: After 3 years 

  It is possible for you to to: You’ll know and perceive:
Skilled observe
  • Observe as an autonomous ODP, assessing sufferers in theatres & related areas, exercising skilled judgement to determine affected person centred targets, & to just accept, plan, provoke, modify, refer or stop remedy inside prescribed limits
  • Recognise illness & trauma processes related to perioperative care
  • Precisely calculate & document prescribed drug doses
  • Change observe to account for brand new developments or altering contexts in what constitutes greatest observe in perioperative care,  via efficient change administration
  • Reply appropriately  to emergency conditions
  • Conduct applicable diagnostic, monitoring, remedy & remedy procedures safely & successfully
  • Undertake anaesthetic, surgical & post-anaesthesia care interventions together with managing airways, cannulation, catheterisation & guide dealing with/positioning
  • Monitor airway, respiration & circulation
  • Monitor & document fluid steadiness & administer prescribed fluids appropriately
  • Monitor the consequences of medicine & take applicable motion is response to vital change
  • Assess & monitor people ache standing & administer prescribed ache aid appropriately
  • Choose applicable methods & tools; undertake & document thorough assessments & investigations.
  • Sustaining Fundamental, Intermediate or Superior Life Assist {qualifications} the place applicable
  • Help anaesthesia with the usage of medical gadgets & pharmacological (medication) means
  • Keep a sterile working space & safely & successfully carry out aseptic method (together with scrubbing, gloving & gowning)
  • Carry out scrub expertise in accordance in accordance with Perioperative Care Collaborative assertion
  • Find out how to apply skilled data, expertise & expertise in partnership with different professionals to optimise outcomes for sufferers
  • Regular anatomy & physiology of the human physique & impression of illness, & trauma processes
  • Physiological parameters & methods to interpret adjustments/deviations
  • Find out how to order, retailer, situation, put together & administer prescription drugs & monitor their results
  • The medication which can be utilized in ODP observe & how they have an effect on the physique
  • Protected practices in the usage of medical gadgets use for diagnostic, monitoring or therapeutic functions
  • Efficient innovation, change administration & planning methods; theories of change mangement together with instruments & methods in methods to apply them
  • The rules & 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 Observe; the rules & functions of proof primarily based observe.
  • The rules of hand hygiene & asepsis
  • Sterilisation & decontamination of apparatus processes
  • Safeguarding processes & methods to increase considerations
  • An infection prevention & management insurance policies & procedures
  • The position of the surgical first assistant in helping with surgical interventions
  • Acceptable Transferring & Dealing with Strategies
  • The construction & perform of well being & social care providers within the UK
Skilled values & behaviours
  • Recognise & take account of wants & range of people
  • Form or construction your observe in line with proof primarily based observe
  • Observe in a fashion making certain equality & act as an advocate for sufferers. Display care, compassion, confidence, braveness, communication & dedication for sufferers at their most susceptible.
  • Keep the sufferers dignity always
  • Display an open, sincere & courteous method to sufferers family & colleagues
  • Find out how to assess the character & complexity of a sufferers wants
  • Find out how to adapt observe to fulfill the wants of sufferers inside the scope of ODP observe, nationwide/native coverage & newest proof
  • The significance of sustaining sufferers consolation & dignity always
  • The necessities of Obligation of candour rules
  • Authorized & moral points pertinent to ODP observe
  • Theatre etiquette
  • Find out how to work together with sufferers, family & colleagues in an expert method
Skilled requirements
  • Observe inside the Well being and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Requirements of Proficiency for ODP’s[i] & The Faculty of Working Division Practitioners Scope of Observe[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 & evaluate actions
  • Handle your self in emergency & worrying conditions.
  • Display self-awareness & impression on others.
  • Replicate 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 providers
  • Find out how to mirror successfully & facilitate change in perioperative observe
  • Staff dynamics, communication & affected person security with a reference to human elements
  • The worth & impression of analysis, audit & analysis on working division observe
  • The significance of sustaining personal well being & well-being; methods to handle & scale back occupational stress

Communication & info

  • Safeguard confidential info, regarding sufferers always, constantly making use of knowledge safety rules
  • Apply a variety of communication methods & expertise inside the multidisciplinary crew to make sure affected person security & dignity
  • Use efficient communication expertise to help the affected person at completely different phases of their care
  • Determine limitations to communication, their potential impression & methods for administration
  • guarantee your individual behaviour helps others to work in methods which can be according to people’ beliefs and preferences, that regard range positively and that help anti-discriminatory observe
  • Keep care information which can be match for function & course of them in line with laws
  • Formulate care plans together with setting of timescales
  • Analyse & critically consider info collected & appropriately act upon it
  • The idea of confidentiality & the rules of knowledge governance
  • The significance of communication in plain English;  a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication methods applicable to age, psychological capability  cognitive abilitiesactive listening and observing expertise
  • Communication theroies and the way they’re relevant to the perioperative atmosphere
  • 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 applicable info to make knowledgeable choices
  • The significance of managing information & info in accordance with laws, protocols & pointers, 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 consistent with organisational coverage
  • The impression of age, tradition, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic standing & non secular 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] Faculty of Working Division Practitioners Scope of Observe

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


Regulated commonplace

This can be a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Well being and Care Professions Council

Coaching supplier should be permitted by regulator physique

EPAO should be permitted by regulator physique

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