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Scrub Nurse / Practitioner - QMS

Band 5

Main area
Day Surgery Unit
Band 5
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Queen Mary's Hospital
£27,936 - £34,629 per annum, inc HCA
26/02/2020 23:59

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to be a Band 5 Scrub Nurse/Practitioner? Would you like to be part of a multi-professional team of dynamic peri-operative practitioners in the Newlands Day Surgery Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup part of Kings College Hospital NHS Trust? If so, this may just be for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced registered nurse or ODP to be part of a diverse, hardworking scrub team. Newlands Day Case Unit comprises of two elective theatre suites, which care for a variety of elective ophthalmic, dental surgery and maxillo-facial patients of diverse origin and care needs.

As a Band 5 Scrub Nurse/Practitioner you will:-

  • provide expert, holistic care of a high standard to both perioperative patients and their relatives
  • assist in the leadership and development of an identified group of practitioners within the Unit complement
  • act as a clinical resource within the Department where necessary
  • act as a positive role model to junior staff members, Health Care Assistance and Senior Theatre Support Workers
  • take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by the Senior Nurse

You will be a registered RN(1) or ODP with the ability to demonstrate recent clinical experience as a scrub nurse. We would welcome applications from those with ophthalmic scrub experience and must be prepared to be flexible in any given situation. You will have the motivation, vision and leadership qualities necessary to work alongside a successful theatre team. As one of the key members, you will deliver high standards of perioperative care, and have the ability to facilitate excellent patient care in the operating theatres. Evidence of previous academic courses such as the perioperative course is desirable. 

We offer excellent educational opportunities from in-house study courses, as well as, the ability to advance your skills and aim to provide you with a high standard of training both academically and in the clinical area through our Practice Development Team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Isa Muazu – Matron, Day surgery Unit & QMS, e-mail or telephone 01689 64384 or Veronica Figueiredo - Practice Development Operating Department Practitioner, e-mail: or telephone 01689 866972

To arrange an informal visit, please contact;

Mary Wu – Clinical Coordinator for QMS, email or telephone 0203 910 7415 

King’s College Hospital is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  As one of only five accredited AHCS in the country, King’s faces exciting challenges as it develops to bring together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise to improve patient care.