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Senior Scrub Theatre Nurses and ODP- ENT/ Max-Fax theatres

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To support and deputise for the Theatre Sister or Charge Nurse/ODP to ensure the provision of excellent nursing care and the effective management of staff and other resources.
  • Also to carry out the day-to-day management and co-ordination of the theatre area /department. To take charge of the unit on a regular basis and manage a cohort of staff in the department with minimal supervision.
  • To ensure that there are education and training opportunities for all staff, including pre and post registration students and /or providing specialist knowledge if working in a clinical area where a post registration course is essential e.g. critical care setting.

Main duties of the job

  • We are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 RN/ODP or band 6 scrub staff nurses/ ODP who are interested in gaining further leadership and management skills in this innovative and busy specialty.
  • Successful post holder will already possess excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a small, busy and dedicated team.
  • You will need to be RN or Registered ODP with a minimum of 2 years' experience in scrub ( at least 1year in ENT/ MAX-FAX theatres) at band 5/6 level.
  • The successful applicants must have experience in scrubbing for complex max fax , Ent cases
  • The successful applicant will be expected to support their Band 7 Team Leader through effective leadership and management of the team and the ability to prioritise and organise the day to day running of theatres.
  • A positive approach which focuses on supporting and motivating others is essential as well as ability to challenge poor practice and behaviours.
  • This position will require someone that is confident in their knowledge anddelivery of excellence in every aspect of patient care and day to day leadership.
  • They will be visible and assertive figure for staff, patients and relatives and able demonstrate commitment to delivering a safe, high quality current evidence based practice.
  • We will support your development every step of the way and make sure that you are armed with the skills you need to meet every challenge you will face by providing you with the highest standards of training and support on the job.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases.

The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification document which contains more and the person specification for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Registered Nurse (general) or Operating Department Practitioner
  • Relevant post-registration experience in theatres ( at least 1year in cardiothoracic theatres)
  • Relevant post registration qualification [for RN]
  • Demonstrate an awareness of professional responsibilities
  • Advanced studies leading to BSc or evidence of further professional development
  • Mentorship module or working towards


  • Leadership/Management course

Organisational Management


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care according to individual needs
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively prioritise and organise own workload and workload of others
  • High standard of verbal and written communication skills


  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice



  • Motivated.
  • Enthusiasm for specialty.
  • Demonstrates caring and sensitive approach.
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to deal with stress in self and others.

Qualifications& EXPERIANCE



Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St. George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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