Theatre Scrub Practitioner

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is an Acute Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey toLondon Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivalled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coastline.


The post holder is responsible for providing highly skilled clinical assistance and is expected to work closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure that all perioperative patients receives a high level of quality, skilled, evidence based nursing care


  • Assess, plan, implement, evaluate, holistic, high quality and individualised care which respects patient personal dignity and beliefs
  • Maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and staff
  • Maintain and promote effective communication within the care team and with colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model at all times and demonstrate specialist knowledge and high standards of clinical practice and provide support or advice when necessary
  • Act as a mentor to students and newly qualified staff including teaching and assessing, upholding the philosophy of evidence based practice
  • Assist in the management of the Theatre budget and ensure appropriate stock levels are maintained
  • Maintain a professional profile and develop skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to the NMC/HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and Trust Policies and Procedure


    • Undertakes Band 5 Competency Framework
    • Undertakes ISO generic equipment and service specific equipment competencies
    • Collaborates and communicates with all members of the health care team to ensure safe, high quality patient care
  • Plan and prepare equipment according to patients needs and procedures
  • Implement and evaluate care plans as appropriate to surgical requirement and patients condition
  • Monitor and assess patients condition, responding to changes in condition, proposing / making changes to care plan as required
  • To be aware of the management of drugs and to adhere to local policies and administer drugs as prescribed
  • Maintain accurate paper and electronic patient and theatre records
  • Handover and transferring responsibility of care to colleagues, ensuring appropriate information and care is relayed
  • Direct and participates in the manoeuvring and the positioning of both conscious and unconscious patients
  • Effectively undertakes operational responsibility for a Theatre, as delegated, on a day to day basis
  • Co-ordinates all resources and activities for a theatre, within the theatre session
  • Collaborates with the Theatres Floor charge nurse/ ODP as needed to ensure smooth running of a theatre list
  • Resolves problems in a timely and appropriate manner, elevates areas of concern in a timely way to the theatres charge nurse/ ODP.

This job profile is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the Appraisal and Development Plan process.

  • Prevention and control of healthcare associated infections:
    The post holder is accountable and responsible for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and must comply with the standards set by the Health Act 2006: Code of practice fro the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated infections (Revised January 2008)
  • Decontamination

All staff are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all patients, visitors and other staff members. This includes ensuring that all instrumentation and equipment is decontaminated before use and the patient environment is clean and safe.

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People:
    All staff are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar with and adhere to Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust (MEHT) Safeguarding procedures and guidelines, in conjunction with the Essex Safeguarding Children policies and Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) procedures. All healthcare workers who come into contact with children, parents and carers in the course of their work have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people up to the age of 18 years as directed by the Children’s Act 1989/2004. All Health professionals have a responsibility even when the health professional does not work directly with a child but may be seeing their parent, carer or other significant adult
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Reference: 40884246

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