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Theatre Scrub Practitioner/Nurse

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Dependant on experience
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Theatre Scrub Nurse/ODP

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic Theatre Team at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle the city at the heart of the Lake District.

NCIC has 2 hospital sites in Carlisle & Whitehaven serving a population of around 320,000 people. While based at one hospital the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience in working across both sites. We provide theatre support to women's health, maternity, breast, urology, vascular, colorectal and general surgery, trauma and elective orthopaedic surgery, and ENT and head & neck, for both adults and paediatrics, in both main theatre & day surgery settings. We support Critical Care inter-hospital transfers and specialist services within the Trust such as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, imaging and the emergency department.

This post is not only suitable for experienced Registered Nurses/Operating Department Practitioners, but it is an exciting start to any newly qualified RN/ODPs career. A preceptorship period is offered to all successful applicants, but our Trust has a dedicated one year preceptorship programme offering ten study days during this period to enhance any newly qualified RN/ODPs knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

The main role of this post is, as part of a team, to provide excellent intra-operative care following the NCIC values and policies for all patients undergoing surgery within the Theatre Department.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programs of care in partnership with the patient and the multidisciplinary team.

The Scrub Practitioner will scrub and circulate for surgical procedures, assisting the surgeon to maintain a safe and sterile environment.

Demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse/ODP, with active NMC/HCPC registration
  • Commitment to undertake mentorship module on completion of preceptorship qualification.


  • NMC/HCPC recognisable mentorship qualification.
  • D32/33 or equivalent qualification.
  • Post Registration qualification in speciality.
  • Diploma/degree in Nursing
  • Leadership skills.



  • Able to manage a Ward/Department area for a period of a shift.
  • Understanding of expanded roles / professional practice issues.
  • Extended scope of practice skills, e.g. venepuncture
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating a team.
  • Relevant nursing/practitioner duties.


  • Evidence of innovation in practice
  • Teaching/mentoring



  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio
  • NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Results interpretation
  • Clinical governance
  • Nursing strategy.
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing issues, i.e. CNO Nursing Strategy


  • Knowledge of primary care

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Able to deal with a continually changing workload.
  • Mentorship skills.
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels
  • Ability to communicate with MDT.
  • Ability to work as member of a team.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Interpreting baseline observations.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Able to use initiative appropriately.

Personal Circumstances


  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive approach to change
  • Non-judgemental
  • Flexible

Other Requirements


  • Flexible approach to working patterns to meet the needs of the service.
  • Willing to undertake teaching and educate other professionals and students.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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