Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Scrub Practitioner

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata, pa
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
Scrub Practitioner - Dermatology & Plastics

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Nurse or ODP to join our team. This is initially a fixed term/secondment position with part time hours available with a view to potentially becoming permanent in the future.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who can work in a fast paced and ever changing environment supporting the Dermatology clinical team and taking personal responsibility for designated tasks. The right candidate will be expected to have a professional, positive and flexible approach to their work.

The key elements of the role are:
  • To act as a scrub nurse in minor surgery supporting both Dermatology and Plastics
  • Assist senior nurses and clinicians in surgery and provide patients with information following surgery.
  • To be able to demonstrate leadership skills within the surgical setting .
  • Responsible for the safe management of medications
  • Maintain high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures.

35hrs p/w

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Dermatology and Plastics Department. You will be an integral part of the team working in an outpatient setting as a scrub nurse for dermatology and plastic surgical sessions. This involves collaboration between Dermatology Consultants ,dermatology nurses the administrative team and other departments. To accept the responsibility for the management/leadership of the department in the absence of the senior nurse. To participate in the supervision and teaching of staff and students.
  • To undertake any other duties, required by the line manager appropriate to the grade and relevant to the post.
  • To act on behalf of patients, carers and staff to ensure their views are represented
  • To implement the local and national Clinical Governance agenda.

May be requested to work in other outpatient settings when required

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • First / Second Level Registered nurse or ODP


  • Teaching qualification or willingness to work towards

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Leadership experience
  • Good knowledge of Government initiatives or equivalent
  • Time Management of self & others


  • Dermatology qualification or willingness to work towards



  • Scrub nurse experience or willingness to learn
  • Experience within the surgical environment


  • Experience within dermatology

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Wye Valley Skin Centre

Gaol Street Health Centre , Gaol street



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