Senior Theatre Scrub Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
22/01/2018 23:59

Senior Theatre Practitioner - Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner, Band 6.

The University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading major trauma centres in the United Kingdom.

Our unit includes 8 theatres dedicated to Trauma and Orthopaedics, providing both elective and emergency surgery. The Trauma and Orthopaedic theatre team specialise in elective hip, knee, spine, shoulder, hand and foot and ankle surgery. We are one of the leading major trauma centres in the south and we specialise in adult and paediatric major trauma, limb reconstruction and plastic surgery. We host the regional spinal surgery service along with our Neuroscience services. We are a leading research centre in the south; it’s an innovative and stimulating environment; some of our pioneering works have been featured in news articles and on National Television.

We require a senior theatre scrub practitioner with demonstrable leadership skills who is clinically proficient in Trauma and Orthopaedics especially in Adult Hip Surgery. For us effective leadership is fundamental to this role; We are looking for a dynamic team member with excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, alongside confident decision making to support the team in achieving the highest standards of patient care within theatre.

You need to have a commitment to developing others and support the theatre department’s management structure. This post will enable the successful applicants the opportunity to further develop their scrub and leadership expertise in what is a demanding area of complex surgery. As the service develops further an early adopter of change for innovative working will be required.

The successful post holders will be required to cover a full range of shifts to include an early 8-6, late 11:30-21:00, night 20:45-08:00 and weekends (8-1/1-9/8-6), in support of our service commitments 24/7.

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 across 33 operating theatres. Southampton is also a regional unit for a wide range of tertiary specialist services.

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.

At UHS, we are also able to offer significant educational opportunities, including:

  • In-house theatre and anaesthetic courses (for nurses)
  • In-house surgical first assistant training (via University of Southampton)
  • 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.


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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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