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Team Leader - Scrub - Orpington Theatres

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team where you can enhance your existing theatre practice skills? If so, we would like to hear from you!

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Scrub to join our team within Orpington Theatres.The Kings Elective Orthopaedic Unit in Orpington is part of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and provides comprehensive healthcare services for a diverse community. The Unit consists of 4 laminar flow operating theatres, nine recovery bays and an admission lounge.

Our Theatre operates Monday - Friday between the hours 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Main duties of the job

Due to the expansion of our service, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated person to lead an experienced scrub team in Orpington Theatres.

You will have the motivation, vision and leadership qualities necessary to lead a successful theatre team. As a key member of the senior team, you will deliver high standards of perioperative care, and have the ability to support and develop theatre practitioners to facilitate excellent patient care in the operating theatres. We would be extremely interested in applications from experienced scrub nurses.

You must be a Registered Nurse (NMC) or Registered Operating Department Practitioner (HCPC) with a proven record within the Orthopaedic perioperative speciality. You must have achieved your mentorship or SSSA course and a recognised specialist course is desirable. You should have a degree or be willing to work towards it.

Our senior team and practice development team will support you though your induction period. We also offer excellent educational opportunities from in-house study courses to post graduate education through local Universities.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice
  • To deliver a high standard of evidence-based care to a specified group of patients.
  • To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and standards for registration at all times.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To support patients, relatives, carers, and friends and where appropriate involve them in the care of the patient.
  • To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives, identifying each opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • To liaise effectively with all multi-disciplinary team members to ensure the relevant information regarding the patients needs/condition are communicated to them (including handover), and that any instructions from them regarding the patients care/condition are acted upon.
  • To adhere to the Trust policy on valuing equality and diversity in the workplace, which incorporates the patients/visitors and staff
  • To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advice from senior staff members.
  • To rotate to other clinical areas within the department as required or as identified as a personal development need in the appraisal process.
  • To be involved with department audit/essence of care/observations of care.
  • To report adverse incidents which occur in the department as per policy and assist in the investigation of such incidences as necessary
  • To maintain up-to-date and comprehensive records of care in accordance with NMC, legal and Trust requirements
  • To demonstrate effective communication and customer care skills with patients and their relatives/carers, thereby acting as a positive role model for nurses and other staff

  • Education and Research
  • To keep up to date with current research to promote evidence-based practice within the clinical area.
  • To participate in Trust and Division initiatives to develop nursing practice
  • To assist in the teaching, supervision and practice development of junior colleagues and students
  • To actively participate in the training process by demonstrating and directly supervising.
  • To participate in research and audit within the department

  • Management
  • To manage an agreed workload with support from colleagues and senior staff as appropriate.
  • To exercise leadership where appropriate.
  • To ensure all Trust and local policies, protocols and procedures are adhered to by self and colleagues at all times
  • To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the department and report as necessary
  • To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team
  • To share knowledge and skills developed with other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To ensure effective admission/discharge of patients to the department liaising with other hospital departments as appropriate.
  • To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas within the Division and with associated clinical areas in the Trust
  • To observe personal responsibility for resource management
  • To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post

  • Personal professional development
  • To ensure own clinical knowledge is kept up to date in respect to evidence based practice, NMC and Trust guidelines/protocols
  • To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trust and Division
  • To actively participate in team meetings.
  • To actively participate in own performance appraisal as required by the Trust
  • To maintain your own personal and professional PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required by the Trust

  • Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UKs largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

    The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from Kings College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Marys Sidcup.

    The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

    Kings College Hospital is part of Kings Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between Kings College London, Guys and St Thomas, Kings College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. As one of only five accredited AHCS in the country, Kings faces exciting challenges as it develops to bring together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise to improve patient care.

    Person Specification

    Skills / Experience


    • NMC or HCPC Registration
    • Relevant Courses (i.e. Mentorship or SSSA)
    • Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the area / sphere of responsibilities
    • Problem solving skills and demonstrate clinical expertise

    Employer details

    Employer name

    King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Orpington Hospital

    Sevenoaks Road


    BR6 9JU

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