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Specialist Theatre Practitioner (Scrub Nurse)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic Band 6 Senior Theatre Practitioner who would like to develop their leadership and management skills and practice. This post is within the General Surgery and ENT Team though the successful applicant will be expected to work across all specialities when required. You will be a flexible and adaptable leader with high standards and attention to detail. Our specialities are a combination of Trauma and Orthopaedics, ENT, Maxillo-Facial, General surgery, Breast Surgery, Urology, Gynae.

You must be committed to providing excellent standards of patient care with good communication skills.

Candidates need to show professionalism, maturity, reliability, and be highly motivated individuals seeking a challenge in a busy environment.

The theatre department is committed to offering a first rate service and supporting staff development. You will receive ongoing support from our practice educators and continuing professional development along with opportunities to enhance your experience. You will also be responsible for supporting, mentoring and developing junior staff.

Main duties of the job

To support the Department Matrons/Deputy Leads in maintaining an efficient and effective service delivering safe patient care within an environment that promotes a responsive approach to changing healthcare needs.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Mentorship Preceptorship Course /ENB 998
  • Evidence of relevant CPD/Revalidation documents
  • Multi skilled competencies within the Operating Theatres


  • Educated to degree level
  • Management/leadership course



  • Two years experience as a Registered Practitioner within Theatres demonstrating areas of responsibility and management.
  • Multi skilled competencies within the Operating Theatres.
  • Experience in leading a clinical area/operating sessions.
  • Risk assessor training & experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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