Nursing Personnel are recruiting nursing agency theatre and scrub nurses for jobs across the UK. We are an NHS approved nursing agency on all nursing NHS Framework Agreements. This means Nursing Personnel can offer you continuity of work when and where you need it.
As a theatre or scrub nurse, you will need to work with patients of all ages and are involved in each phase of a person’s operation. You will provide high standards of skilled care and support during each phase of a patient’s perioperative care. Theatre nurses can also specialise in a specific area such of perioperative care or rotate through the areas. Rotation is more likely to happen in day surgery.
During the preoperative assessment, you’ll make sure a patient is fully informed about the risks and benefits of the operation and that that they are in a good state of health for surgery. You’ll provide information about the operation and give the patient the opportunity to ask questions. This also reduces the risk of a late cancellation and resources being wasted.
During this phase, you’ll primarily support the anaesthetist but also prepare any specialist equipment, devices and drugs. You’ll also assess the patient immediately prior to the surgery.
You’ll be responsible for a number of roles during the surgical phase including:
• preparing all the necessary complex instruments and equipment including microscopes, lasers and endoscopes
• working with the surgeon to provide instruments, needles, swabs and other materials as required
• responsibility for the surgical instruments, equipment and swabs
• act as a link between the surgical team and other parts of the theatre and hospital.
You’ll work primarily within hospital operating theatres and anaesthetic/recovery areas. You may also be involved with procedures on wards, clinics or in other specialist areas such as cardiac catheterisation units. You’ll work as part of a large team that will include surgeons, anaesthetists, operating department practitioner (ODPs), theatre support workers and porters.
Nurses must meet the below:
Nurses must be registered with the NMC
Have a minimum of 6 months post qualification experience in an acute hospital setting
Have right to work in the UK
Nursing Personnel are recruiting theatre and scrub nurses for theatre urse jobs the following locations: