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Theatre Scrub Practitioner

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
High Wycombe
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Loakes Theatres department at Wycombe Hospital is proud of the safe and effective care which we deliver. We are now looking for Band 5 theatre nurses, or Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), who wish to gain, or build on, experience in this dynamic and interesting role. As the elective surgery site for the Trust, our department mainly support operations across a range of Orthopaedics and Urology specialities. The theatre team also cover for other specialities such as ENT, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Plastic surgery and Robotic surgery.

Main duties of the job

We are happy to consider applications from registered nurses or ODPs with previous theatre experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of care in surgery and provide evidence that they share our values, Collaborating with colleagues and service users,Aspiring to improve,Respecting the choices, wishes and attitudes of others andEnabling others to achieve their potential.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued, and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachments in the advert.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Registered nurse (Adult) or ODP
  • Relevant post registration experience


  • Teaching and Assessment recognised qualification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Communication with other staff at all levels
  • Communication with patients
  • Evidence of excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Time management
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Planning and organisation skills


  • IT skills

Special Circumstances


  • Ability to cope with the theatre environment
  • Ability to take part in the on call rota


  • The post holder may be required to work across all sites and will be required to travel between the sites in a timely manner



  • Relevant scrub experience


  • Scrub experience in orthopaedics and/or urology

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Wycombe Hospital

Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe

HP11 2TT

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