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Theatre Practitioner Scrub

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Specialist Services
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
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£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
29/11/2020 23:59

Choose Well - Choose WWL


Would you lika a future as a scrub practitioner within Orthopaedic theatres?

Working with Internationally renowned surgeons?

In a Centre of Excellence with forward thinking, highly skilled staff, currently providing a Monday to Friday structured service between the hours of 8-7pm with no on-call/bank holiday commitment.

The post hours are permanent and for 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri (part time would also be  considered)

Due to expansion and growth of services, opportunities are available at Wrightington Hospital, for you to join a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team as a scrub practitioner, delivering quality patient centred care and patient safety throughout the patient pathway.

You must be a registered operating department practitioner / registered nurse at Band 5, experience working within the theatre environment is preferable however training is available. The ambition and desire to develop your skills within the theatre environment is essential.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hopitals NHS Foundation Trust are an innovative and forward thinking organisation.

We are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care. Employing over 4,000 people across five different sites, our incredibly low staff turnover is a testament to our belief in looking after employees just as well as we care for patients.

Central to this is our Staff Engagement Strategy 'The WWL Way' for which the Trust has gone from strength to strength, reaching the top 10% of Trusts that staff would recommend as a place to work.

Our theatre teams also work closely with some of the region's leading consultants and are exposed to the latest innovative, evidence -based clinical techniques. Our real driving force is our ability to invest in our people, as we support our Theatre Nurses and ODPs to build their skills through mentoring and formal training such as ALS or ASP. Here at Wrightington Hospital you will be rewarded with real job satisfaction.

Our employee surveys confirm that our staff get real personal satisfaction from the work they do. This satisfaction comes from working in a team that puts patient’s interests at the heart of everything they do.

We welcome your application and encourage you to come for an informal visit.

Candidates: Please be aware that you will be asked to present your original qualifications at interview


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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

Alistair Smith
Job title
Theatre Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01257 256214
Additional information


Alistair Smith

Tel: 01257 488991 or 01257 256207