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Staff Nurse/ODP Theatre Scrub Practitioner

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
RCHT is a large general hospital with a total of 16 theatres including 4 integrated Integrated suites for laparoscopic surgery. We are due to expand further with a new women's and children's wing due to be built.

We have many specialities including Trauma, CEPOD, Upper and Lower GI, Bariatrics, Paediatrics, Vascular, Gynaecology / Gynae Oncology, ENT and Maxillofacial, Ophthalmology and Maternity.

We are a diverse team who work round the clock to support the community of Cornwall plus all our many visitors.

As a unit we recognise that there is a need to ensure that the peri-operative patients are cared for by a group of professionals that have the appropriate specialist knowledge and skill set to assess, implement and evaluate patients with related care interventions. You must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and meet the person specification.

We value, nurture and reward our talent and are proud to offer a welcoming and supportive working environment. We promote a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance with opportunities to progress.

On site accommodation for first 3 months (single-status) or relocation packages are available if moving from out of county.

Come and work for the operating department at Royal Cornwall Hospital in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Why wouldn't you! In the meantime - please take a look at our video

Main duties of the job

This role is expected to fulfil expectations as Theatre Scrub Practitioner in Trelawney Theatres for Trauma speciality.

To work as a skilled member of the theatres team, providing knowledgeable assistance to operating surgeons and surgical teams during the full intraoperative pathway.

To deliver high quality patient care and the management of patients during procedures performed under general, regional and local anaesthetic.

To develop skills and speciality-based knowledge to support surgical practice in Theatres following rotation plan with St Michael's Hospital.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient-centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team.

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the given shift for a surgical operating list and a group of patients in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Person-in-charge or Clinical Matron.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

application form


  • Professional registration


  • Theatre experience

Application form and interview


  • Professional registration
  • Scrub experience in Trauma speciality


  • Mentor qualification
  • Theatre Experience for at least 6 months

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Trelawny Theatres

RCHT Truro



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