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Ward Nurse, Anaesthetics, Scrub, Recovery Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
We have opportunities for Band 5 Registered Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners across Day Surgery Theatres with posts available in Anaesthetics/Recovery, Scrub, and the DSU Ward.

We offer Leadership training programmes working closely with our onsite educational team in the Academy, which provides many clinical courses to advance a variety of clinical skills from cannulation to ALS. We offer Anaesthetic courses for Nurses who want to broaden their skills within the perioperative environment.

UK NMC/HCPC registration required for this role. Any applications from overseas will be forwarded to our international recruitment team for consideration.

The post holder will be expected to work shifts between 07.00 and 20.00 hours Monday-Saturday.

Main duties of the job

As the Theatres Department depends strongly on teamwork, you will need to have good communication skills and work well with others in the anaesthetics, recovery or scrub and ward area. Competence with IT is an essential skill for this role.

You will be expected to deliver individualised, patient focused care reviewing and implementing care plans on the perioperative pathway to support best practice.

Are you a compassionate, self-motivated member of the team, who can use initiative to make decisions with organisational skills to enable you to manage your work plans and prioritise essential duties? If the answer is yes, then you are the right person to apply for this role.

About us

Yeovil District Hospital is now part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse / HCPC ODP


  • Specific Anaesthetic Course
  • Specific Recovery Course
  • Specific Scrub Course
  • Teaching qualification
  • Mentoring qualification



  • Previous clinical experience of a theatre service specialty area
  • Demonstrates an ability to work within scrub / circulating roles or Recovery and Anaesthetics roles
  • Competency in medication administration
  • Proven experience of working in a team environment
  • Demonstrates accountability for practice and a key knowledge of patient safety
  • Demonstrates basic IT knowledge and / or qualification


  • Demonstrate a desire to work within theatres in a variety of areas

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeovil District Hospital


BA21 4AT

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