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Registered Theatre Practitioner - General Surgery

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced General Surgery Scrub Practitioner with a minimum of 2 years scrub experience to join our team in York hospital.

A little bit about the role - Our general surgery team in York covers Upper GI, Vascular, Breast, Plastics, Colorectal and Robotics. This is a varied role and requires someone with knowledge and experience of scrubbing for most or all of their specialities.

The role covers our elective service which runs Monday to Friday, and our standard shift pattern is 08.00 - 18.00 over 4 days for full time. We also cover an extended session 08.00 - 20.00 on a rotational basis. Part time hours can be discussed with a minimum of 20 hours over 2 days.

Main duties of the job

We offer a 6 week supernumerary period where you will work with our clinical educators to learn how our department runs, and complete a skills book to demonstrate competency in scrubbing for procedures. Training and support can be offered for any specialities that are unfamiliar. We offer monthly training sessions to focus on simulations, or speciality specific training to maintain sills and build CPD.

To apply for this role, you must be an experienced theatre practitioner with at least 2 years scrub experience in this speciality. In addition to scrub experience, you should show:
  • Passion, enthusiasm and commitment to provide patient centred care.
  • A positive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research evidence.
  • A willingness to supervise and teach junior staff and colleagues and share learning through clinical supervision.
  • The ability to work as an integral member of the team.
  • Have a can-do attitude.
  • Be adaptable and able to prioritise workload.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1) or qualified Operating Department Practitioner with HPC registration or Anaesthetic Nurse (ENB 182/183 or equivalent



  • Previous theatre experience at Band 5



  • Demonstrate awareness of current issues in health care
  • Demonstrate awareness of NHS standards of Professional Practice


  • Demonstrate awareness of theatre specialty, and/or specific needs of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates awareness of evidence based practice within a Theatre environment
  • Demonstrates understanding of Health and Safety / COSHH



  • Demonstrate use of good written, communication and listening skills across all settings.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Teaching Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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