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Scrub Theatre Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners - Band 5

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Providing excellent nursing care. As skills and competencies develop takingcharge and actively participating in and contributing to the management of the theatre area or department on a regular basis. Supervising and mentoring junior staff.

Main duties of the job

Band 5 Scrub Practitioners - Renal and Urology Team

We are looking for enthusiastic staff to come and join our theatres Cardiothoracic team at St Georges. We are interested in hearing from staff who do have experience in these specialities but also from those who have experience in other scrub theatre nursing as we are happy to support and facilitate the training of the individuals in these two areas of theatre nursing.

We have 33 operating theatres between St George's and Queen Mary's Hospitals . Our staff work in teams and we are committed to keeping our focus on giving Outstanding Care, Every Time to our patients.

The main duties of this job role include:
  • Setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensuring that nursing procedures are carried out in accordance to Trust's polices
  • As skills and competencies develop, taking charge and actively participating in and contributing to the management of the theatre area or on a regular basis.
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification document which contains more and the person specification for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered Nurse (general) or Operating Department Practitioner


  • A minimum of 12 months post registration experience.

Organisational Management


  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk


  • Computer literate
  • Ability to take charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager on a regular basis.

Education & Research


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Able to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff
  • Understands the importance of developing self and others


  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit
  • Ability to take on small research or audit project.

General & Personal


  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Sound verbal and written communication.
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation


  • Ability to motivate and lead staff for a shift.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St. George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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