Scrub Nurse

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  • Sector:

    Clinic, Orthopedics, Surgical, Theatre

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £42000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Stock

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7193 4003

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Scrub Nurse - Full time - Harley Street - Up to £42,000 - State-of-The-Art Private Clinic

This Private Clinic is a brand-new state-of-the-art facility utilised by some of the UK's top cosmetic and medical practices. The facilities include: operating theatres, consulting rooms, office space and meeting and seminar rooms, alongside training courses for cosmetic surgeons. The Recovery Nurse is a member of the operating department team undertaking roles in Scrub, Anaesthetic, Circulating and recovery and is designated regularly in charge of an operating theatre.

Responsibilities for the Scrub Position

  • Ensuring the maintenance of good relationships, communications and teamwork with all disciplines within the department and other departments of the hospital concerned with Operating Department work.
  • Participating in regular meetings of Operating Department staff.
  • Self-preparation
  • Ensuring correct dress, scrubbing up, gowning and gloving.
  • Preparation of theatre prior to commencement of lists to include assembling and function testing of necessary electromedical equipment.
  • Preparation of instruments, trolleys and sterile supplies requested for the surgery.
  • Maintaining a sterile environment, thus ensuring aseptic technique.
  • Performing swab needle and instrument counts with the circulating practitioner as per local policy.
  • Ensuring specimens are correctly dealt with by the circulating practitioner.
  • Completing documentation as per local policy i.e. care plans/operating registers.
  • Procurement of room equipment/instruments for operative procedures.
  • Regular updating of surgeons' preference cards.

Scrub Nurse Professional Responsibility
  • Provide nursing care for patients within the Operating Department.
  • Perform Operating Department duties in alignment with established policies.
  • Act as a Scrubbed member of the Theatre team, conducting safety checks on swabs, instruments, and needles, and reporting findings to the surgeon.
  • Serve as a circulating member of the Theatre team.
  • Assist team members in preparing and cleaning Theatres.
  • Contribute to compiling the Theatre register.
  • Label and dispatch laboratory specimens to the recovery area.
  • Offer assistance to the Anaesthetic and Surgeon as needed.
  • Verify, witness, and administer controlled and scheduled drugs.
  • Coordinate with Departmental and Ward staff to escort patients to the Operating Department.
  • Inform Senior nurse or Theatre manager of proposed changes to the operating lists.
  • Supervise junior staff as required.
  • Participate in discussions regarding departmental policies and contribute to the development of new procedures with the Theatre Manager. Communicate policy changes to relevant staff.
  • Assist in compiling procedure manuals.
  • Maintain appropriate stock levels in the Operating Department.
  • Report incidents of accidents, complaints, or defects in drugs, supplies, or equipment to the Theatre Manager or senior nurse.
  • Participate in trials of new equipment and supplies and assess the serviceability of existing equipment.
  • Assist in bacteriological investigations in the Operating Department when necessary.
  • Aid medical and para-medical staff from other departments with procedures carried out in the Operating Department as required.
  • Assume the duties of the senior nurse in their absence.
  • Participate in any patient care duties and contribute to the smooth running of the hospital as directed by the Nursing Services Manager or Hospital Manager.

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