Clinical Educator Scrub RN/ODP Operating Theatres

CLINICAL EDUCATOR (Operating Theatres - Scrub) RN/ODP (Band 6)

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you have extensive proven experience in the operating theatre department?

Do you have a passion for teaching and developing others to deliver excellent patient care?

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Due to an expansion of the education team, the JR Main and West Wing operating theatre departments are looking for experienced, passionate & dedicated Nurses/ODPs (scrub) to join the team as Clinical Educators. These roles will complement our existing Education team. The John Radcliffe Main Operating Theatre Department (Oxford) is a 5 theatre unit where routine and emergency surgery takes place. Specialties include vascular, emergencies, general, gynae, trauma orthopaedics and spinal surgery. The unit mainly provides care for adult patients but with some paediatrics, and is the theatre suite for Major Trauma. The West Wing Operating Theatre Department (Oxford) is a 14 theatre unit over 2 floors and provides specialist surgery for adults and paediatrics. Specialties are E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Plastics, Neurology, Paediatric – Orthopaedics & General and Max Fax’s surgery.

We are looking for experienced and dynamic individuals with a keen interest in education in the clinical environment. Excellent inter-personal skills are essential, with a sound track record in clinical practice, inter-professional working and the ability to teach and motivate others. A positive, flexible style and approach is necessary and you must be an effective team player. As a Clinical Educator your main role will be the education of staff and students in the clinical area. You are required to have excellent communication, influencing and leadership skills. You will be encouraged and supported to further develop using the educational and experiential learning opportunities available. We have a comprehensive approach to the development of all grades of staff within theatres, to facilitate career development and progression. Please note that this role involves working shifts.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th November 2020

Interview Date: Monday 30th November

We actively encourage you to come on an informal visit and meet the friendly team – please contact Valerie McAvoy on or via email at We look forward to hearing from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameValerie McAvoyJob titleLead Nurse: Practice Education & RecruitmentEmail addressvalerie.mcavoy@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number

Reference: 41288946

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