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Theatre Sister

Theatre Sister

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

1 years FTC commencing April 2020

£35-£40k pa, depending on qualifications and experience, taxable in St Helena

A tax free International Supplement will also apply

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

If you enjoy variety in your working day, are adaptable and embrace challenge this could be the role you are looking for.

In this role you follow the patient from the beginning to the end of their perioperative journey – from pre assessment to discharge. The successful candidate will carry out the overall day to day running of the theatre. This includes acting as the lead communicator between the surgical team, other professionals and ensuring the theatre suite is fully prepared to receive cases during and out of working hours.
As the lead communicator between the surgical team and staff, you will ensure that patients, theatre staff and environment are all fully prepared.
This role involves scrubbing, circulating and assisting the anaesthetist in a wide variety of specialties including General, Laparoscopic, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Maxillofacial.
The hospital will also be setting up an Orthopaedic service so previous experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics is essential.
You will be responsible for the sterilisation of surgical instruments and equipment on – site so an understanding of these processes or a willingness to learn is essential. In achieving and maintaining best practice you will lead the development of policies and procedures for the theatre department.

You must be able to undertake emergency triage and offer clinical care in the ambulance using advanced resuscitation skills. If required, you will take charge of wards and staff on shift during duty hours and take charge of hospital patient care in the absence of medical officers and other senior nursing staff.

A UK Registered Nurse with Degree Level 1 on the Live NMC Register, or with equivalent qualification and registration, you must hold a recognised qualification in Operating Theatre/Perioperative Practice and have substantial theatre experience in an Acute General Hospital within the last 10 years. Experience in General, Laparoscopic, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Orthopaedics is essential and experience in pre-assessment for theatre and CSSD practices is desirable.

In addition, you will use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena. As a Technical Co-Operation Officer, you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email:

In order to apply please submit application forms to by the closing date of 20 February 2020. Interviews will be held in London shortly after that date.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed. We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.

Theatre Sister

St Helena
Saint Helena, STHL 1ZZ, St. Helena
£35-£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena

Published on 21 Feb 2020