Operating Department Practitioner

An operating department practitioner (ODP) is one of the team who look after patients before, and after, an operation.

The ODP will help the patient get ready for the operation.  They also prepare all the instruments and equipment that the surgeon needs during the operation.

After the operation, the ODP will look after the patient until they have recovered from the anaesthetic, and will make sure that they are ready to go back to the hospital ward.

Attributes: Collaborative; logical; hard-working