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Theatre Practitioner Scrub Team Leader - Band 6

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Theatres, Southmead Hospital
£31,365 – £37,890 per annum
28/06/2020 23:59

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Band 6 Scrub Practitioners (Registered Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners) for General & Gynaecology Cluster

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest hospital Trust in the South West of England, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We are also a specialist regional centre for a number of services and we are also the Major Trauma Centre for the South West Region. Due to expansion of  services in General & Gynaecology Surgery we have exciting opportunities for Scrub Practitioners to apply for Band 6 Team Leader Posts.

We are looking for exceptional Scrub Practitioners (RN/ODP) who are capable of working within a dynamic service; we are particularly interested in individuals with experience in General & Gynaecology Surgery and experience of working in these specialities would be an advantage although not essential.

As a Band 6 you will be a clinical and professional role model and will be responsible for leading a team. You must be highly motivated, organised, have excellent communication and clinical skills and be able to work effectively alongside the established teams to deliver holistic patient care.

In addition you must have:

  • Current NMC registration OR be an Operating Department Practitioner registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Extensive knowledge of patient care needs in theatre environment.
  • Ability to work a full pattern of shifts, including late shifts, and nights
  • Experience of working in General & Gynaecology theatres and leading a team
  • Experience of supporting students and novice staff is essential and a mentorship course would be desirable

Theatres offer a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. If you are committed to furthering your career pathway in theatres, we can offer you support to extend your skills, including:

  • Induction and orientation programme and a supernumerary period
  • Support from your Clinical Coordinators, multi-disciplinary colleagues and a dedicated Perioperative Development Team
  • Regular in-house training programmes
  • Revalidation support for NMC/HCPC registrants

This is a full-time role; due to service provision fixed hours cannot be guaranteed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Prakash Choughule, Clinical Coordinator for General Surgery, Urology & Gynaecology Theatres