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Band 6 - Scrub Nurse - Orthopaedics

Band 6

Main area
Theatres
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
360-B-9652-RA
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Theatres St Albans
Town
St Albans
Salary
£32,933 - £39,681 pa inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Job overview

Band 6 Senior Scrub Practitioner for Orthopaedics at St Albans City Hospital. The Theatres here are elective and cover a wide range of Orthopaedic surgery; spinal, lower limb, upper limb, revision surgery, hand, foot & ankle and arthroscopic work. The work is very diverse and interesting.

Main duties of the job

Band 6 - Scrub Nurse - Orthopaedics

The post holder will be responsible as the Band 6 scrub team leader in Orthopaedics based on the St Albans City Hospital (SACH) site.

The role will require leadership and motivation of the multi-disciplinary team.

Opportunities in theatres

  • Excellent team working in a multi professional environment.
  • Mentorship opportunities supporting the diverse professions working in the operating department
  • Supported induction and preceptorship programmes with skills and competency packages relevant to the specialist area of surgical practice.

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities, if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Responsible for the assessment of care needs, planning, delivering and evaluating a high standard of nursing care.
  • Contributing to the safe and efficient running of the operating theatre department, through the acceptance of agreed additional responsibilities.
  • An accomplished communicator able to contribute, implement and evaluate clinical and
    professional standards.
  •  Initiating and developing evidence based practice ensuring all staff are aware of current issues and changes.
  • Ensuring the administration and documentation of drugs is in accordance with Trust policy. 

Person specification

your application will be shortlisted against the person specification

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached job description
Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Victoria Pickard
Job title
Manager
Telephone number
01727 897543
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