Advanced Theatre Scrub Practitioner (Obs & Gynae Theatres)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Advanced Theatre Scrub Practitioner - Obstetrics and Gynaecology Theatres

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Advanced Theatre Scrub Practitioner (registered nurse or registered ODP) to join our motivated and dynamic team at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

Our hospital is part of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, rated Good by CQC.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Theatre complex consists of four theatres, part of busy twenty operating theatres department.

We provide elective surgeries for gynaecology, obstetric, urology and plastic procedures along with a 24 hour emergency cover for obstetric.

We deliver excellent patient experience and quality of care with patient safety at the forefront of our practice.

NMC registered nurse or HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).

Full time position 37.5 hours per week.

Informal visits most welcome.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic individuals with good clinical decision making and excellent communication skills to join our friendly team.

In return we offer on-going learning opportunity and support towards continuous professional development.

You will also have the opportunity to work across other theatre specialties and participate in theatres out of hours rota.

The successful candidate will demonstrate considerable theatre knowledge.

Experience in obstetrics and gynaecology procedures are preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

You should be able to work in a pressurised environment and the ability to demonstrate effective leadership is essential.

About us

Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To help coordinate the skilled care of patients within their theatre specialty, demonstrating expertise in all aspects of the care of patients.

As required, to provide direct support to clinicians and patients. To contribute to the management of the specialty by acting as a professional role model, able to confidently lead a team.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • RN or RODP
  • Mentorship or teaching and assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification/module in anaesthetics and/or surgery and/or recovery and/or HDU



  • Able to demonstrate considerable experience in anaesthetics and/or surgery and/or recovery
  • Experience of teaching and assessing

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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