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Theatre Practitioner/ Scrub Nurse

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£29,827 to £36,310 per annum INCL HCAS
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Full Time
We're currently looking to welcome a Band 5 Registered Practitioner to our Frimley Health Family, on fixed term that will cover 12months in Main Theatres for the Surgical and Emergency Team . If you are an experienced registered Nurse or ODP, student due to qualify and are looking to develop your career then we would love to hear from you!

The Surgical and Emergency Team offers a variety of surgical specialties including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Upper GI, Colorectal, General Surgery, Emergencies, Robotics and Vascular.

Newly qualified practitioners are provided with a 12 month bespoke preceptorship programme with 14 days protected study designed to teach and develop our practitioners to the highest standard.

The post also offers opportunities for growth and development such as exposure and trainings with other departments including Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Post Anaesthetic Care with a possibility to take on dual roles in these areas.

Staffing theatre 24 hours, 7 days a week with our shifting varies from a Long Day (07.30-19.30) and Night (19.00-07.30) including weekends and bank holidays. Our team of committed Registered Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners, Assistant Theatre Practitioners, Health Care Assistants and Trainee Nursing Associates to work together, value each other's strengths, skill set and clinical expertise in accordance with our Trust Values.

Now is the time to be a part of our Frimley Health family!

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Theatre in the establishing good working atmosphere and participate in effective/efficient use of staff, supplies and services.
  • To provide a high level of support to the perioperative team in the delivery of patient care, within the theatre area.
  • To participate as a skilled member of the theatre team.
  • To assist in effective communication channels between team members, medical staff, wards, and departments.
  • To participate in achieving the stated Clinical Governance, Quality Assurance and Risk Management objectives set by the organisation.
  • To ensure all equipment is regularly checked and maintained in a safemanner.
  • Participate in training programmes for junior staff and other disciplines seconded to the department
  • Prepare theatres by maintaining proper stock levels of consumables and checking that all equipment and instruments are in good, working order.
  • To scrub for and support surgeons in performing procedures.
  • Support staff deployment to other areas of the Trust or to one of our sister hospitals when situation arise.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • After a suitable period of orientation and training, the ability to organise own workload with regards to assessing patient needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of a programme of care which is evidence based utilising all available resources taking into consideration the lifestyle, gender and cultural background and ensure involvement with the patient, family, carers.

For a full list of responsibilities and tasks associated with this role, please refer to the job description/person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Registered RGN / ODP
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development


  • Theatre Course
  • Theatre Experience



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work as team member


  • Leadership experience



  • Relevant experience gained during RGN or ODP training


  • Previous theatre experience in Anaesthetics, Scrub or Recovery

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UJ

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