Theatre Practitioner - Scrub (ODP/RGN)

Location Oxfordshire
Discipline: Theatres
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £28,000 - £34,000
Contact name: Eivar Zand

Contact email:
Job ref: EZ - 010
Published: 4 months ago

Theatre Practitioner – Scrub (ODP/RGN)


Core Duties:


  • To act with the upmost professionalism and to adhere to the NMC / HCPC code of conduct, depending on your qualification.

  • Monitor and assist in the delivery of patient care

  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs

  • A ‘hands on’ role within the theatre suite

  • Encourage, develop, and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self

  • Promote best evidence-based practice

  • Apply and ensure others comply with legislation, policies, and procedures

  • Support the anaesthetic and recovery phases of the operating journey


Your Duties:


  • Engage with the scrub team/SFA/Circulating in confirming roles for the day

  • Be involved in the daily briefing ‘Huddle’ before the commencement of surgical lists, and ensure the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist is completed and adhered to for all patients

  • Getting the operating theatre ready – including preparation of equipment

  • Checking tray for correct instruments, extras, and swaps, and check with runner

  • Depending on the type of surgery, ensure that prothesis are available

  • Observe the safety of the patient during positioning on the trolley / operating table, including people moving procedures and use of positioning aides

  • Communicating with other departments, and members of the perioperative team

  • Verbalise to surgeon that swabs, sharps and instruments are correct prior, during and post-surgery

  • Assist in the cleaning and administering of dressing if required

  • Completing the care plan, theatre register and providing a detailed handover to recovery practitioner

  • To efficiently complete all written documentation

  • Be a role model for staff on all departmental and hospital-wide matters

  • Ensure the working environment is as safe as possible and complies with company, professional, legal requirements and guidelines

  • Adhere to Infection Prevention Control policies and procedures, including hand hygiene

  • Safe disposal of sharps

  • Instrument tray to be packed, recorded, and put in sluice




  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC

  • Previous experience within a similar role

  • Experience in scrubbing

  • An understanding of perioperative patient care

  • Desirable to have ILS Training

  • Ability to demonstrate high standards of verbal and written communication

  • Ability to work flexibly and respond to urgent matters

  • Reliability and dependability

  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Commitment to our Core Values; Professional Service, Clinical Excellence, Quality Care

  • Demonstration of our Five CIVIC Duties; Community, Integrity, Vigour, Innovation, Compassion




  • Competitive salary based on experience and skill set

  • 247.5 hours of annual leave per year

  • Company pension

  • Employee Health & Wellbeing support service

  • Discounted on-site food & drinks

  • Employee, friends & family discounts


If this opportunity sounds like it would be the perfect fit for you then please apply and we will do the rest!