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Theatre Scrub/Anaesthetic/Recovery Practitioners

Job Description

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 340,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision is;- “Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key promises to the people of Croydon is to ensure:

  • You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff, who respect you as an individual
  • You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff who work well together in clean clinics and hospitals
  • You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians who listen to you and keep you informed
  • You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
  • You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

The Trust Staff Pledges, are as follows

You are the difference –Staff Pledges

  • I will always introduce myself to patients and other staff “Hello my name is”
  • If I see that someone looks like they need help, assistance or they look lost – I will always ask – Can I help you?
  • If I can’t help you I will always ensure that I refer you to someone who can
  • If I see behaviour that is inappropriate I will feel empowered and supported to always challenge it

Theatre Scrub/Anaesthetic/Recovery Practitioners - Band 5

Would you be interested in joining our team?

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners to join our friendly theatre team as theatre practitioners. We can offer you a varied surgical caseload that will help you develop your skills and experience, and you’ll enjoy the rapport and effective working of a close-knit, highly skilled, multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for staff members with a flexible approach to work patterns, good interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate change. You will have the opportunity to rotate between scrub, recovery and anaesthetic duties as appropriate to your training within both the Main Theatre and Day Surgery Suites.

You must be currently registered with either the NMC or HCPC. We are currently recruiting for those with more than six months experience in a similar role. If you are keen to work in the trust, but do not have the experience required for this role, please check some of our other adverts for nursing roles.. There will be an expectation that you will participate in out of hours cover.

We will provide you with support and training for your primary role within theatres and further learning opportunities in the future. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to developing professionally as we are committed to training and development, and will endeavor to meet individual needs. We have an excellent record in supporting staff who wish to develop, providing access to both in-house and external courses/study with the Universities of Kingston and Kings.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Veronica DeGrasse Grant, Practice Development Nurse on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Interviews also to take place on 22/09/2016

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However please be aware that the organisation is unable to guarantee Certificates of Sponsorship for successful candidates. Please note, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely in these circumstances to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note that no job offer will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please telephone the Human Resources Department on  ( Phone number removed ) .

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.


Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

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.

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