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Theatre Scrub Lead

Theatre Scrub Lead

We are currently recruiting an experienced Lead Scrub Practitioner to support our Operating department. The successful candidate will have knowledge and skills to participate in a number of Orthopaedic procedures as well as having experience within clinical leadership. You will be part of a supportive, welcoming team with opportunity to gain experience from working alongside excellent clinicians.


To assist the Theatre Manager in the responsibility of the delivery, standards and management of patient care within the Theatre. To provide guidance, support and clinical scrub expertise and leadership to the Theatre team within Orthopaedics, while working closely with the senior team to ensure effective use of Theatre resources.


  • Assist with organising and managing the activities of the Theatre ensuring an efficient and effective service to all users whilst maintaining high standards of clinical care and safety which will be research/evidence based. Standards will be set, monitored and evaluated.

  • Provide clinical expertise in specialist area and act as a resource to proactively enhance the service to our clients

  • Lead the theatre team providing clinical and professional advice and support.

  • Provide skilled assistance to the surgeons.

  • Ensure that the theatre is prepared for use on a daily basis in line with quality standards.

  • Ensure equipment is maintained/serviced in line with manufacturer's instructions.

  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure prompt start to operating lists and notify of changes to ensure smooth running.

  • Support the clinical governance agenda and care management processes within the department and assist Theatre Manager to provide an efficient and effective service

  • Assist in managing departmental budgeting effectively and efficiently.

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing high quality pre and post-operative patient care

  • Maintain effective communication with patients, team members, Consultants and other hospital department

  • Senior Theatre practitioners who are experienced scrub practitioners may also be expected to act as Surgical First Assistants if they have successfully completed appropriate training.


  • Adopt a proactive approach when organising staffing levels on daily and rotational basis

  • Liaise with Theatre Manager on a daily basis to review staffing levels, workload and other organisational issues.

  • Ensure that all required documentation (legal, quality or other) is maintained

  • Supporting the Operational management of patient bookings, considering correct scheduling and staffing levels

  • Ensure that staff read and adhere to hospital and departmental policies

  • To be responsible for ensuring maintenance of equipment, reporting any defects and involving the Theatre Manager.

  • To be responsible for coordinating and maintaining adequate stock levels of drugs, stores and implants liaising with the Theatre / Stores Manager.

  • To ensure that medicines administration and management is carried out in accordance with policies and procedures

  • Ensure staff maintain high standards of infection control in their practice

  • Ensure that the Policy for the Health and Safety at Work Act is adhered to and the implementation of COSHH..

What you will bring with you:

  • Registered with the NMC or HCPC

  • Excellent time management

  • Supervisory experience and/or demonstrated ability to manage a team demonstrating strong clinical skills.

  • Effective communication skills and proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required.

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Planning and organisation skills

  • Good computer skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • Immediate (or Advanced) Life Support

  • ENB 998 or equivalent

  • Diploma/Degree in a health related subject

  • Strong clinical background as a Scrub Practitioner

  • Significant exposure in a senior role to external stakeholders such as Consultants, Physicians, Allied Health professionals, patients and suppliers

  • A proactive approach to problem solving


  • Access to the Ramsay Academy - genuine opportunities to grow, develop and specialise in your career

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 Bank holidays plus the opportunity to buy/sell more

  • Enhanced parental leave

  • Flexible shift options

  • Private Healthcare and Life Assurance

  • Subsidised staff restaurant

  • Free uniform

  • Access to our employee Discount Programme

  • Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice

  • Free DBS checking

  • Long service, Employee recognition and appreciation awards

About us

Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years' experience. We are a global provider operating in 11 countries with 77,000 staff who treat 8 million patients each year. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England. We are well known for our strong, long-standing relationship with the NHS.

We love people with a positive, "can do" attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.

We know our people are our greatest asset, our business is growing and we would like you to join us. "The Ramsay Way" culture recognises that people - staff and doctors - are Ramsay Health Care's most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success.

We are proud of our 'Speak Up for Safety' programme and ensure that the patient is at the heart of everything we do. Join us and have more 'Time to Care'.

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We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

We value your application and welcome any questions you may have prior to applying. Please be advised that we reserve the right to close our advertisements prior to the announced closing date to ensure a quality recruitment process.

Theatre Scrub Lead

Banbury, Oxfordshire
no work experience required

Published on 30 Aug 2023

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