Senior Scrub Nurse

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Khadeejah Khalid

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Job ref: FTSKK03
Published: 11 months ago

The perfect role exists with our client! As a senior scrub nurse, you will be part of a dedicated theatre team, working from a state-of-the-art facility in London’s West End, and providing comprehensive care to perioperative patients who have undergone day surgery. Along with the rest of the theatre team, you will share responsibility for the management and organisation of the operating department, helping to ensure smooth, timely and efficient processes and procedures within a safe environment. You will promote safeguarding and risk management in respect of patients, employees and visitors.

Principal Accountabilities

Lead a team of scrub practioners taking overall responsibility for the delivery of the service.

  • Ensure the safe care of the patient during the perioperative phase of their care.

  • Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical instruments and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures incorporating various types of surgery.

  • Manage the use of suppliers, supplies and equipment.

  • Manage the operating list, ensuring the equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner.

  • Conduct mandatory patient checks including informed consent, patient identity and operative site prior to the start of procedure.

  • Conduct mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the procedure, during and pre wound closure.

  • Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.

  • Communicate effectively with all other members of multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of the patient.

  • Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including consumables, equipment and drugs.

  • Complete all written documentation in a timely manner and to an acceptable level.

  • Lead and mentor the scrub team and theatre staff more widely

  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.

  • Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed.

  • Drive improvement in practice and policy when changes have arisen resulting from an audit, complaint or newly issued guidance.


  • Registered Nurse/ODP

  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in surgical practice including perioperative and orthopaedic experience

  • Evidence of clinical reasoning and sound decision-making skills across a varied patient case mix.

  • Highly organised with outstanding attention to detail and the ability to prioritise information and workload appropriately

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, reacting quickly in an emergency when required

  • Effective communicator with the ability to build professional relationships.

  • Aware of developments within profession

  • Able to work as part of a team within set boundaries

  • Evidence of continuous professional development

  • Flexible and adaptive to changing situations