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Theatre Nurse- Anaesthetic, Scrub, Recovery (Registered and Newly Qualifying)

Band 5

Main area
Theatres - Anaesthetics, Scrub or Recovery
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
27/10/2021 23:59

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 Band 5 Scrub Practitioner for Neurosurgical Theatres (Registered Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners). Suitable for Newly Qualified or experienced staff.

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 including neurosurgery, renal, medicine, plastics, burns, orthopaedics and we are also the Major Trauma Centre for the South West Region.

At North Bristol NHS Trust we have 34 operating theatres and interventional suites delivering a wide range of pioneering surgery. Due to development of the neurosurgery services, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals with a flexible approach to work, to join Team Theatres. The neurosurgical department is one of the largest in the South West and has an international reputation for the management of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, tumour surgery, spinal surgery and elective robotic neurosurgery. We also provide care for patients who have undergone all forms of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.  

We are looking for  Theatre Practitioners (RN/ODP) to join the scrub/circulating team. You must  be highly motivated, organised, have excellent communication and  be able to work effectively alongside the established teams to deliver holistic patient care.  Previous experience of working as a Scrub Practitioner is desirable but not essential as full preceptorship will be provided.

In addition you must have:

  • Current NMC registration OR be an Operating Department Practitioner registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Ability to work a full pattern of shift, including late shifts and nights

The Neurosurgery & Spinal Cluster offers 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 in extending your skills, including:

  • A competency based preceptorship programme
  • Support from your Clinical Coordinator, multi-disciplinary colleagues and a dedicated Perioperative Education Team
  • Regular in-house training programmes
  • Revalidation support for NMC/HCPC registrants

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Kelly Jones

Clinical Coordinator for Neuro & Spinal Theatres


Phone: 0117 41 48200