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Scrub Nurse/ODP

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The role would be that of a band 5 working in Orthopaedic surgery. It may progress with experience to general and gynaecological specialities in time. A band 5 would be expected to take charge of a list and ensure the patient had the best, safest and efficient experience perioperatively. They would help coordinate the equipment requirements ensuring the list ran smoothly and any specimens taken were dealt with appropriately and labelled correctly.

We are an expanding department , hoping to gain elective hub status in the near future near future

Main duties of the job

The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has exciting opportunities forScrub Nurses/ODP with full time and part time vacancies.

The successful candidates will be joining a highly successful team that pride themselves at putting patients first.

We are looking for enthusiastic motivated and dynamic individuals who enjoy the challenge of working with a supportive team in a busy environment. Previous experience is desirable but not essential as we offer full training. This is a brilliant chance to join our friendly team in providing a first class service to our patients.

You will work in a supportive atmosphere with huge potential to develop and progress.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

Apply specialist knowledge underpinned by theory to practice in an acute critical care area across a range of diverse procedures.

Ensure the provision of the physical and psychological environment which is conducive to providing optimum care for Perioperative patients.

Responsible for the provision of care to a designed caseload of patients within an acute critical area, analysing, assessing and making clinical judgements, within the remit of the role as required. Gives support to junior staff during this process.

Communicate effectively, demonstrating empathy and reassurance when dealing with patients, relatives, carers, all members of organisation and external agencies.

Adhere to policies and procedures, proposing changes to working practices for own work area.

Following successful completion of competencies frequently takes charge of a designated area in theatre and occasionally takes charge of the Operating Department in the absence of the Theatre Sister

Responsible for the safe use of expensive/highly complex equipment/pharmaceutical products utilised within the acute critical care area. Has knowledge of the management of these resources.

Abide by legal requirements and statutory rules relating to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Association of Operating Department Practitioners.

Assist in the establishment and implementations of systems which evaluate standards of practice i.e. Essence of Care and Nursing Strategy.

Maintain accurate and confidential Perioperative care documentation

Participate in research and audit as required and the application of research findings into clinical practice.

Take part in the initiation of new ideas and implementation of evidence based on practice.

Mentor and facilitate the education of staff nurses, operating department practitioners, pre registered student nurses, trainee operating department practitioners and theatre support workers.

Demonstrate commitment to IWL principles and flexible working patterns, to meet the needs of the service and staff

Tackle discrimination and harassment, and promote equality and diversity in the workplace

Reduce sickness absence work place accidents and promote zero tolerance on violence against staff

Take responsibility for personal development and education and the development of a Personal Development Plan.
  • Control of Infection

  • Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.

    Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that he/she is responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  • ommunication and Working Relationships

  • Communicate effectively all members of the multi-disciplinary care team in order to promote positive working relationships within the operating department and throughout the directorate and with external agencies. Communicate with patients, relatives of patients and visitors, making sure that they have all possible assistance, promoting good public relations.
  • The most challenging part of the job

  • To deliver and maintain a high quality service to patients, carers, families and users of the acute Perioperative area, ensuring effective working relations are maintained throughout the team.
  • Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check

  • This post is deemed to require a Disclosure Check Enhanced Level with the Criminal Records Bureau. This is due to the fact the post has access to children or vulnerable adults. Further information on the Disclosure Service is available from

    This job description is intended as a guide to the duties and responsibilities of the post and should not be regarded as a complete list of those required to be fulfilled under the written statement of the main terms and conditions of employment.

    The contents may be amended from time to time subject to developing service needs although such amendment would occur following appropriate consultation with the postholder.

    Person Specification



    • 1st Level Registration OR minimum NVQ Level 3 in Operating Department Practice
    • Relevant teaching certificate


    • Diploma in Nursing or Operating Department Practice



    • Minimum of 12 months experience in relevant specialist area


    • Completion of competency package



    • Good understanding of both theory and practice for orthopaedic scrub staff

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


    University Hospital Hartlepool

    Holdforth Road



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