Zara - Practice Education Facilitator
Zara, Senior ODP and Assistant Practice Education Facilitator, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
I chose to become an ODP after completing a Health and Social Care Cadetship. I attended theatre within my placement rotation where I first came across the ODP role and knew from the first day that was where I wanted to work.
My current role within education involves a lot of close work with various students and universities including ODPs, nurses & paramedics. I also provide teaching and training for our colleagues within the department as well as being involved with the Trust's recruitment events, representing theatres.
I began my ODP training at Aintree Hospital and came to the Royal & Broadgreen Hospital once qualified in 2013. I began my career within the scrub role where I stayed for 3 years before moving onto Anaesthetics. After 18 months I was promoted to a Senior Anaesthetic Practitioner role, until this year when I began my role as a Practice Education Facilitator within theatres.
The best thing about being an ODP is the uniqueness of the role, each day can go from the standard routine to saving a person's life.