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Senior Scrub Nurse

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum/ inc HCAA
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our service for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated theatre scrub nurse to join our friendly dynamic hard-working theatre team.The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust is a busy district general hospital situated near to London's Heathrow Airport.The work is interesting and varied, the pace is fast but we can offer you a friendly and supportive environment with an excellent record of commitment to continuing professional development together with all the benefits of working for a Foundation Trust.

Our theatre suite at Hillingdon has 7 theatres and 1 recovery unit.

The specialities include orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology, ophthalmology, oral, general surgery, colorectal, robotic and upper GIOur theatre suite at Mount Vernon has 4 theatres and 1 recovery unit. The specialities include orthopaedics, urology, general and ophthalmic.You will be fully supported in your role by the Theatre Sisters and the general manager for theatres, anaesthetics and pre-operative assessmentA commitment to participate in shift work, on-calls, nights and weekends is essential.

Main duties of the job

1. To scrub for a variety of surgical specialities in line with the below responsibilities.

2. Participate in all ward activities as an effective team member, supporting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse and Sister, taking delegated team leadership responsibilities.

3. To assess care needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

4. To teach and supervise qualified and unqualified staff, and to act as a role model to junior staff.

5. To take responsibility and accountability for a group of patients.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Ensure that research based nursing care within the ward is of a high standard and in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures. By monitoring patient care, supervising juniors, and evaluating the care that is delivered.

2. Maintain individual patient care plans, evaluating and updating them asnecessary to ensure that the patients physical, social and psychological needs are met.

3. Ensure that all patients nutritional and personal hygiene needs are met.

4. Adhere to strict compliance with Trust Infection Control policies and procedures and ensure junior staff and learners are aware of their responsibility, observe staff practice and advise/educate as necessary.

5. Assist with the introduction and implementation of new ideas and methods of nursing care, including research methods.

6. To actively seek the views of patients, carers and relatives on the care and services provided.

7. Develop and practice appropriate extended roles to meet the needs of the patient, e.g. IV cannulation, phlebotomy.

Person Specification



  • Current RN/AHP, registration with NMC/HCPC any other relevant post registration qualifications
  • Evidence of study at Degree level /Experience in relevant field
  • Theatre / Recovery Course
  • 1-2 years experience as a band 5 Theatre scrub nurse
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget


  • Computer literate, knowledge of patient administration system (Cerner)



  • Minimum of two years recent experience in Acute hospital experience


  • Teaching certificates
  • Post basic certificate in appropriate area.

Skills, knowledge and abilities


  • Clinically competent at Band 5.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching and mentoring skills
  • Team building skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload, instruct and direct others
  • Organisational skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Able to support development of others
  • Ability to participate in the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment


  • Ability to adapt to change within working situation
  • Intravenous Therapy Skills
  • Mentors Course
  • IT Skills

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to self development
  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • Self motivation
  • Able to work effectively as a team member


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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