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Band 6 - Scrub Practitioner - Orthopaedics, Theatres

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
St Albans
£35,392 to £42,503 a year inc. 5% HCA
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Scrub Practitioner - Orthopaedics - Theatres

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Scrub Practitioner for Orthopaedics to join our friendly team at St Albans City Hospital.

The Theatres here are elective and cover a wide range of Orthopaedic surgery spinal, lower limb, upper limb, revision surgery, hand, foot & ankle and arthroscopic work. The work is very diverse and interesting.

Opportunities in theatres
  • Excellent team working in a multi professional environment.
  • Mentorship opportunities supporting the diverse professions working in the operating department
  • Supported induction and preceptorship programmes with skills and competency packages relevant to the specialist area of surgical practice.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible as the Band 6 scrubteam leader inOrthopaedics based on the St Albans City Hospital (SACH) site.

The role will require leadership and motivation of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be:

Responsible for the assessment of care needs, planning, delivering and evaluating a high standard of nursing care. Contributing to the safe and efficient running of the operating theatre department, through the acceptance of agreed additional responsibilities. An accomplished communicator able to contribute, implement and evaluate clinical and professional standards. Initiating and developing evidence based practice ensuring all staff are aware of current issues and changes. Ensuring the administration and documentation of drugs is in accordance with Trust policy.

Please see attached Job Description for more details regarding this role.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the JD/ Person Specification


  • 0 - does not meet the person specification 1 - reserved meets some person specification requirements 2 - Meets all person specification requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


St Albans City Hospital

St Albans


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