Theatre and ODP Jobs at BMI Healthcare

Whether you are an experienced ODP/Scrub Nurse looking for a new challenge, or a healthcare assistant staring on your career journey, BMI Healthcare could be the place for you.

We are always looking for passionate and talented staff to join our team.

With more than 50 locations around the UK, your nearest BMI hospital is never far away.

The benefits of being an ODP at BMI Healthcare

As a Theatre Practitioner, you will be working in a close-knit and diverse team ensuring patients are cared for in what is often a daunting time for them. 98% of our patients describe the care received from our Theatre teams as very good or excellent, and we know our ODPs are proud to offer this level of care.

Some of the perks of working as a private ODP at BMI Healthcare are:

  • Flexible working hours to suit your individual lifestyle and to help you ensure a good work/life balance
  • Great career progression, whether you choose the clinical or managerial route
  • Better hands-on support for newly qualified team members
  • ODPs have the option to choose a surgical specialism, such as cardiology, orthopaedics, plastics, gynaecology, recovery or anaesthetics
  • Accredited training in both clinical and non-clinical topics
  • A more equal team structure, meaning you can make a real difference to ways of working and processes
  • A friendly environment where everyone is on first name terms
  • A range of surgeries performed in our hospitals, including orthopaedics and plastics as well as many other procedures, both major and minor
  • We are an Armed Forces Friendly Employer (silver award), encouraging applicants from all current military and Ex-Military personnel and allowing military reservists time off to serve

Discover the full list of rewards and benefits available to all employees at BMI Healthcare

The benefits of ODP careers in the private sector

People choose to move to private care for many reasons. Here are some of the benefits our staff feel matter most:

  • A more controlled pace of work
  • Fantastic development opportunities, as seen below
  • Better hands-on support for newly qualified team members
  • A range of surgeries performed in our hospitals, including orthopaedics and plastics as well as many other procedures, both major and minor
  • A friendly environment where everyone is on first name terms – including with consultants as well as senior management
  • We are an Armed Forces Friendly Employer (silver award), encouraging applicants from all current military and Ex-Military personnel and allowing military reservists time off to serve

Our commitment to your ODP career development

Whether you are entering as a Health Care Assistant, Clinical Specialist or a Theatre Practitioner, there are opportunities for you to grow and develop with BMI Healthcare.

We are committed to your professional development, ensuring we support you at every stage in your career.

Below are a few of our possible career pathways to show how you could develop with us.

Health Care Assistant

We'll help you train to become an Assistant Practitioner via Level 5 Course.

Theatre Practitioner (scrub or anaesthetics)

Our theatre practitioners go on to become:

  • Clinical Specialists or Team leaders
  • Surgical First Assistant, via the recognised Surgical First Assistant course
  • Deputy Theatre Manager or Clinical Services Manager, via the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 course

Clinical Specialist, Team Leader or Surgical First Assistant

These roles are supported to progress to be Deputy Theatre Managers or Clinical Services Managers, via the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 course.

Deputy Theatre Manager or Clinical Services Manager

We'll support you to train for roles including Director of Clinical Services, Executive Director or DOP, via the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 course.

What our employees really think

We think you'll love working at BMI Healthcare, but don't just take our word for it.

What theatre and operating department practitioner jobs are available?

We're on the lookout for both junior and experienced practitioners to join our teams at Hospitals across the UK.

Who we are

BMI Healthcare is the largest network of independent hospitals in the UK. We've been looking after patients since the 1970s, and some of our hospitals have been caring for their local communities for even longer.

We offer over 500 different treatments across more than 60 specialities, with centres of excellence in spinal, orthopaedic, neuro, cardiac and cancer care.

Each BMI Healthcare hospital is unique, shaped by our staff and our patients, as well as the community it sits in. At the same time, each one enjoys the benefits of being part of a bigger business.

At BMI Healthcare, we pride ourselves on our commitment to personalised care, with every patient treated as the individual they are.

BMI Healthcare is a disability-friendly employer, part of the global Valuable 500 movement to put disability on the business agenda.