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Theatre Scrub Practitioner (Surgical First Assistant)

Band 6

Main area
ENT & OMF Theatres
Band 6
Part Time 19 hours per week (2 Days)
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Southampton General Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa pro rata
24/01/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, experienced and qualified Band 6 surgical first assistant, in ENT/OMF scrub, at University Hospital Southampton. Previous experience in this speciality is essential. This is a very busy service, offering routine elective operations, emergency surgery and extensive facial maxillary reconstruction surgery.
The role involves working very closely with the clinical team, and being involved in the whole patient pathway, pre-operatively, peri-operatively and post-operatively.
The successful candidate will be supported by a senior consultant, as mentor, the senior theatre sister, and the theatre matron for this speciality.
This is role is currently a part time role 2 days per week.
There are several higher educational establishments to which the trust is affiliated, thus providing a varied range of post graduate learning and development opportunities.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals with some 1300 beds, performing over 34,000 operations per year. Southampton is also a regional unit for a wide range of tertiary specialist services and is an adult and paediatric major trauma centre.

We provide local hospital services to some 500,000 people living in Southampton and South West Hampshire; and specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiothoracic adult and congenital surgery and regional centre for paediatric surgery. We are a world leading centre for cancer and laparoscopic surgery and we host the regional spinal surgery service.

At UHS, we are also able to offer significant educational opportunities, including:
• In-house theatre and anaesthetic courses (for nurses)
• Leadership development courses
• University post-qualifying modules (such as mentorship, care of the deteriorating patient, leadership & management of change)

Southampton is a vibrant city, close to the New Forest, access to sailing and water sports in the Solent and all that you would expect from a University City.

Southampton has good road links to motorways and the rail network for easy commutes to the Cities of London and Bath as well as easy access to the Coast such as Bournemouth and Weymouth.
If you are interested in this role, and would like to find out more

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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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