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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Head Medical

Head Medical's Theatre Division is thriving, and the elective lists in Scotland are currently back up and running. As a...

Posted 23rd November 2020
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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Head Medical

Head Medical's Theatre Division is thriving, and the elective lists in Scotland are currently back up and running. As a...

Posted 23rd November 2020
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Wishaw, North Lanarkshire

Head Medical

Head Medical's Theatre Division is thriving, and the elective lists in Scotland are currently back up and running. As a...

Posted 23rd November 2020
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Farnham, Surrey

Spire Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

Theatre Practitioner | Anaesthetic | Band 5 equivalent | Farnham, Surrey | Fully Funded Training Programmes | Full Time ...

Posted 21st November 2020
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Salisbury, Wiltshire

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS£ 31365 per year

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Thornbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS£ 31365 per year

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS£ 21892 per year

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

TTM Healthcare£ 32000 - 40000 per year

Theatre Nurses/Operating Department Practitioner-International Candidates Welcome TTM are working in partnership with some of the UK's leading private hospital...

Posted 20th November 2020
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London, Greater London

TTM Healthcare£ 32000 - 40000 per year

Theatre Nurses/Operating Department Practitioner-International Candidates Welcome TTM are working in partnership with some of the UK's leading private hospital...

Posted 20th November 2020
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London, Greater London

The London Clinic£ 36479 - 40890 per year

We have an exciting opportunity for a Scrub Practitioner to join a supportive and warm working culture at The London...

Posted 20th November 2020
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London, Greater London

The London Clinic£ 36479 - 40890 per year

We have an exciting opportunity for an Anaesthetics Practitioner to join a supportive and warm working culture at The London...

Posted 20th November 2020
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London, Greater London

The London Clinic£ 36479 - 40890 per year

We have an exciting opportunity for a Scrub Nurse to join our Operating Theatres team based at The London Clinic’s...

Posted 20th November 2020
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City of Westminster, London, Greater London

The London Clinic£ 35020 - 40890 per year

We have an exciting opportunity for a Recovery Practitioner (PACU Nurse) to join our Theatres department based at The London...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Darlington, Durham

LAK Locums£ 28 - 32 per hour

LAK Locums are a specialist approved National Framework agency for Nurses covering both temporary and permanent recruitmen on an ad...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Blackpool, Lancashire

LAK Locums£ 28 - 42 per hour

We are currently looking for a scrub nurse to work in Orthopaedics. The booking is currently for 4 weeks,...

Posted 20th November 2020
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Theatre Nurse jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our Theatre Nurse jobs page, featuring all the latest roles throughout the UK, as well as frequently asked questions below.

What is a Theatre Nurse?

Theatre Nurses work within hospital operating theatres and recovery units, caring for patients before, during and after surgery.

They work within a perioperative team alongside surgeons, anaesthetists, operating department practitioners and support staff.

Most Theatre Nurses work on rotation – which means they move from one specialist area of theatre nursing to another.

But some do focus on one specific area, such as anaesthetics or post-surgery care.

Perioperative care is normally divided into four distinct areas: preoperative, anaesthetics, surgical phase and recovery phase.

What are the daily responsibilities of a Theatre Nurse?

What Theatre Nurses do on a day-to-day basis can vary according to their specialism. But typically their duties include:

• Preparing patients for operations

• Explaining the risks and benefits of the surgery

• Anaesthetist support

• Preparing specialist equipment, devices and drugs

• Supporting the surgeon with needles, swabs and instruments

• Co-ordinating the surgical team with other parts of the hospital

• Patient assessments in all phases

• Working and communicating with patients’ families

Theatre Nurses don’t necessarily work in the same round-the-clock manner as General Nurses. Instead, they tend to work in varied shift patterns, and a full-time role requires 37.5 hours of work a week.

What qualifications do you need to become a Theatre Nurse?

To begin with, you need to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

And to be eligible to register you need to complete a nursing degree in any of these four core areas: adult, child, mental health and learning disabilities.

Once NMC registered, you can often apply directly for theatre nursing roles without any specialist training.

In that scenario, you’re likely to undertake training as soon as you start the role.

You’ll then blend a mix of practice and theory into your studies.

How much do Theatre Nurses earn?

Theatre Nurses start at a Band 5 salary, meaning you will start (with less than 1 years experience) on £24,907 a year currently – rising incrementally every year until you reach the top of your banding. (Latest pay figures by band and years experience is here.)

This salary remains the same regardless of your specialist area of care.

From there, more experience and qualifications can help you to work your way up into higher bandings.

Band 6 salaries can reach almost £38,000, and Band 7 salaries peak beyond £44,000.

These are the salaries potentially earned by Senior Theatre Nurses and Theatre Practitioners.

But Theatre Nurses can also choose to work in the private sector.

Here, salaries are unregulated so what you earn can vary from one job to the next.

Bank or agency nursing is also an option.

In terms of salary, this can in some cases become very lucrative, with high day rates available.

Flexibility is a big attraction too.

But your success depends greatly on how much experience you already have.

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