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Theatre Practitioner/Registered Nurse - Scrub

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Care to join our Theatres team to make a difference? Join our dynamic inpatient Theatres team and make a real impact!

We are seeking a passionate and driven Theatre Practitioner to be part of our dedicated team, working full-time on a permanent basis. You will have the chance to shape your career while providing high-quality, patient-focused care in a flexible and varied inpatient theatre environment.

As a Theatre Practitioner you will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality patient focused care, providing and maintaining a safe environment for all patients attending theatres and coordinating and facilitating inpatient care with minimal supervision, acting as a role model, and working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

You will be given supportive training and guidance to feel confident in your role and to excel in delivering safe, high-quality patient care within an environment that values your skills.

We are located at Torbay Hospital, offering acute care for the local community, and surrounded by picturesque locations for a well-balanced lifestyle. In this role, you will work alongside a skilled and supportive team, streamlining patient experiences and having many opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills.

If you are ambitious, motivated, and ready to work with a like-minded team, we want to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality patient focused care providing and maintain a safe environment for all patients attending theatres and perform comprehensive assessment of patient's intra operative care.
  • Co-ordinating and carry out perioperative care with minimal supervision, acting as a role model and working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Responsible for planning the workload for a theatre list, considering the efficient and effective use of all available resources.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in achieving a high standard of patient care and having a positive impact on patients' perioperative journey.
  • You will work and perform all aspects of the scrub and circulating role within theatre delivering quality of care and maintenance of standards.
  • Supervision of students of Nursing, Operating department practitioners, nurses on adaptation programme and post registration learners.
  • Act as a team leader within theatres and Co-ordinate the department in the absence of band 6 under supervision of band 7.

About us

Every member of the team is a highly skilled, competent practitioner who provides exemplary care to people as they emerge from anaesthesia, which can often be a very vulnerable time.

Where to find us?

Torbay Hospital provides acute care for the local community and has several communities' hospitals and is a hot spot for those who are considering living by the sea or within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park and an hour to Exmoor National Park. Meanwhile, Plymouth and Exeter are also both within a short drive to enjoy the culture, maritime history, and shopping experiences.

Why work with us?

You will work alongside the nursing team to ensure a first-class patient experience streamlining the patient journey to optimize efficiency and effectiveness, whilst developing a greater knowledge and understanding of our General Theatres teams.There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills when joining our supportive, welcoming, and friendly team!Care to join us?

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for candidates with a background in theatre and welcome applications for those who are also anaesthetically trained (either as ODP's or who have done the Anaesthetic bolt on course)and are registered with both NMC and/or HCPC, provided they possess the required experience and qualifications.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (NMC) / Registered Operating Department Practitioner (HCPC)


  • Principles of anaesthesia Care +/- equivalent

Knowledge and experience


  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care


  • Evidence of continuous education and professional development
  • Mentorship qualification

Specific Skills


  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • Research and development awareness


  • Multiskilling - demonstrate competency in anaesthetics, surgery and recovery

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


General Theatres, Torbay Hospital

Lawes Bridge



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