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Band 5 Scrub Nurse/ODP - Podiatric Surgery

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our small dynamic team at Podiatric Surgery, Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre.

We work Monday to Friday, no weekends. We have free parking!!

We need a scrub nurse who is versatile and able to turn their hand to dressings and pre-operative assessments. In house training provided by our amazing team members.

Main duties of the job

Scrub Nurse - to scrub for podiatric surgery cases.

Monitoring of patients under local anaesthetic/sedation - inhouse training

Admission and discharge of patients under local anaesthetic and under sedation, monitoring of patients on the ward area prior to and after surgery.

Dressing clinics - assessment of wounds and appropriate dressing selection, casting and removal of k-wires (inhouse training provided)

Pre-operative assessments - full patient history, blood requests and to provide information to patients about the day of surgery.

Telephone clinics - new patient clinics and post operative telephone advice.

Ordering on IPROC system - inhouse training given

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *L6 (Degree) trained Nurse / ODP / Podiatrist
  • *Current, unrestricted and active registration with the NMC or HCPC
  • *GCSE Maths, English & Science


  • *Scrub training/experience
  • *Anaesthetics qualification (eg ENB 183)



  • *Current or recent experience of working in a theatre environment
  • *Ability to assess patient condition, interpret problems and determine appropriate timely course of action within clinical and theatre environment. e.g. liaising with surgeon to determine whether patient fit to proceed to surgery should there be a deterioration in peri-operative stage
  • *Ability to assist surgeons and supervise Junior staff
  • *Maintain written and computer based Records


  • *Outpatients experience
  • *Minor Orthopaedic surgery
  • *Application and removal of plaster casts
  • *Understanding of foot pathologies

Additional Criteria


  • *Good time management skills
  • *Delegation & highly organised
  • *Ability to organise theatre and clinical sessions anticipating requirements such as the use of specialist equipments and loan sets
  • *Excellent verbal and inter-personal skills with a wide range of people, including negotiation skills
  • *Clinical assessment skills
  • *Excellent written notes as per HCPC & NMC regulations.
  • *Experience of post operative and follow up care, including wound care
  • *Adhere to trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • *Contribution to policy and practice changes as required
  • *Professional & polite
  • *Manual handling for patient lifting and moving on a daily basis. Including transfer of patient by wheelchair or crutches
  • *Accurate recording of information in clinical and surgical sessions
  • *Calm Demeanour
  • *Escalation of clinical emergencies
  • *Ability to work across community sites if required
  • *Ability to work with bone, blood and bodily fluids in surgical and clinical environments

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre

6 Crabtree Dr, Fordbridge


West Midlands

B37 5BU

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