Theatre Registered Practitioner - Scrub

South East, Berkshire
Dependent upon experience
29 Nov 2012
27 Dec 2012
Nursing Field
Private Healthcare, Theatre
Job Type

Role - Theatre Registered Practitioner - Scrub

Scope: Theatres

Location – Berkshire

Salary – Dependent upon experience

My client’s hospital has 78 beds, a dedicated day care unit as well as a 2-bed HDU unit.  They are currently looking for a Scrub Nurse or ODP.

Role Purpose:

  • To provide quality planned care for patients during their peri operative phase of care
  • To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of patient care
  • Contribute to quality improvement
  • Develop and enhance   the skills and knowledge   of others and self
  • Promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice
  • Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.

Key Accountabilities:

  •  Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments, and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures.
  • The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies and additional equipment during an operating list ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely.
  • Conduct mandatory patient checks including informed consent, patients identity and operative site against the supporting documentation, prior to the start of the procedure
  • Complete mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the procedure, during and pre wound closure
  • Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient
  • Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including prosthesis, equipment/instruments and drugs.
  • Administer any drugs or fluids in accordance with the appropriate GHG policy
  • Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed
  • Complete all written documentation in a timely manor and to an acceptable level.
  • Act proficiently in the ‘circulating role’
  • Act as a role model and mentor to junior staff.
  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.
  • Be aware of and comply with all infection prevention and control policies and ensure best practice is maintained to ensure low infection rates

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Consultant satisfaction
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Clinical quality indicators (such as infection rates)

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:


  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HPC registration
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • External Advanced Scrub Practitioner qualification.
  • Experience of applying clinical reasoning skills across a range and varied patient case mix and competent across a range of skills
  • ENB 998 and/or mentorship course

For more information please contact Holly Brace at JP Recruit on 07912 179950 or 0844 357 1157 alternatively please submit your CV to