Scrub Nurse/Practitioner Band 6

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Scrub Nurse/Practitioner: Epsom Hospital Band 6, 37.5 hours per week, permanent

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is a large 768 bed acute Trust serving South West London and Surrey. The trust is rated as Good by the CQC and we welcome applications from individuals committed to being part of the team to maintain and build on this.

Our theatre teams have a proven track record of providing high-quality care to our patients andare looking for a Registered Scrub Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner who is committed to providing consistent gold standard. Epsom Hospital has 5 main theatres and 2 day surgery theatres.

This post is suitable for an experienced registered theatre scrub nurse or ODP looking to progress and enhance their skills. Our ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, pro-active team player who demonstrates excellent communication and leadership skills.

A flexible approach is essential as an on-call commitment and internal rotation is required for this post.

Previous applicants need not apply

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kelly Stanford, Matron

Email: Mobile: 07717851111

Main duties of the job

To have responsibility for the following aspects of care and management:

Develop and update protocols and related practice in line with current research

Care delivered to patients and monitoring of standards of care

Selection, deployment, training and development of staff and students

Assesses and develops and implements specialised nursing packages of care and works in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to maintain standard

To create and support an environment of lifelong learning and continuous

professional development

Refers and orders specialised tests in line with agreed protocols and clinical governance guidelines.

To assist in the development of evidence based practice in the renal service.

Educational strategies that ensure patient care needs are met.

Provides highly specialised nursing advice to ensure appropriate treatment and care is is always delivered to the patient.

Is accountable for the provision, organisation, and direction of the nursing care for the patient in his/her care.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting documents, Job Description and Person Specification which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

Knowledge and skills


  • Theatre Experience which clearly demonstrates clinical expertise/skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of recruitment, selection and HR procedures.
  • Leadership / management Skills and evidence of leading a team
  • Understanding of risk and clinical governance issues relating to theatres
  • Shares knowledge and skills through teaching and mentoring junior staff


  • Audit and Research experience



  • Registered Nurse /Operating Department Practitioner
  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty: perioperative care
  • Evidence of recent/ on going professional development


  • Competence in additional technical skills (e.g.venepuncture, cannulation,)
  • Management or Leadership Qualification
  • Teaching & Mentoring qualification



  • Well developed communication skills
  • Enjoys and works well as part of a team
  • Challenges poor practice and escalates clinical concerns in an appropriate and timely fashion

Planning & Organising


  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt and respond quickly to changes in the clinical environment
  • Ability to co ordinate planned and unplanned activities



  • Able to utilise skills and knowledge to improve practice within the clinical environment
  • Able to demonstrate involvement in change management


  • Evidence of Leadership experience



  • Demonstrate involvement in change management
  • Previous considerable clinical experience within perioperative setting and sphere of practice
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of utilising an evidence-based practice approach to care.


  • Experience of leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust




KT18 7EG

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