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Theatre Scrub Nurse - Main Theatres

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Theatre Scrub Practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,691 - £35,207 pa. Inclusive of HCAS [15%]
Salary period
14/03/2021 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients



We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Scrub Nurse to join our dynamic theatre team at Kingston Hospital.

You will work as part of the scrub team providing perioperative care to patients and rotate through a range of surgical specialities.

Specialities covered are General Surgery, ENT and Maxilloacial Surgery, Breast Surgery, Upper GI, Colorectal, Urology, Gynae, Plastics, Elective & Trauma Orthopaedics, Eyes, Paediatrics, Pain service and  a 24-Hour Emergency Surgery Theatre.

We welcome applications from qualified nurses and ODP’s with relevant experience looking for a new challenge, with the added opportunity for enhancement of clinical skills. Ideally you will have previous operating theatre experience.

The department offers an excellent opportunity for staff to gain experience in all specialties. You must also be prepared to have a flexible approach to duties to meet the needs of this service

The Main Theatre department comprises 8 operating theatres & The Day Surgery Unit comprises of 4 theatres performing surgery in a variety of specialities.

We will provide you with support and training to develop new skills and continuous professional development. 

Closing date: 21 November 2020

Interview date: 09 December 2020

For an informal visit / more information about the post, please contact Jed Ablanque (Theatre Practice Educator)

j.ablanque@nhs.net or call 020 8934 3073.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Jed Ablanque
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Theatre Clinical Practice Educator
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