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First Assistant - Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet
£32,000 - £36,000 /Year

Job Description

Job Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a first assistant to join our multidisciplinary team at the Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.

We only treat NHS patients and we’re focused on providing the best possible, personalised care to the people of Somerset. We believe in treating you as quickly as possible – helping you to get better, faster.

We offer a range of treatments and also provide diagnostic services, using the latest MRI, ultrasound and plain film x-ray technology.

A recent CQC inspection showed that patients are positive about their experience and that staff were focused on providing care and effective treatment and support to patients.

Responsible To

Theatre Manager

Key Responsibilities

As a registered Nurse or operating department practitioner you will be expected to provide skilled assistance under the supervision of a consultant surgeon. You will also be expected to participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of individualised patient care, working as a pro-active, effective and efficient member of the multidisciplinary team. The participation in the provision of teaching, assessment and development opportunities for other members of the surgical team is also expected.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

• Relevant theatre experience as a scrub and advanced scrub practitioner
• Knowledge of current research, key issues and development in theatre practice
• Knowledge of Health & Safety/Risk


• NMC registered Nurse part 1 or HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner
• Qualification as Advanced Scrub Practitioner or equivalent

Additional Information

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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