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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

Scrub Team Leader (Registered)

Job Reference: 370-NAM6HTH-3394

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Halton Theatre
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. WE provide a first-class service from our two acute (secondary) care hospitals across two sites in the boroughs of Warrington and Halton, supporting a diverse population of 330,000. It has approximately 4,700 staff and an annual turnover of c.£317m.

The majority of our emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital. The Halton Hospital site is home to the Nightingale Building, a centre of excellence for routine surgery, and the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, housing our orthopaedic surgery services.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Inclusive, Kind, Embracing Change

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey. WHH is also an Armed Forces Friendly organisation and welcomes applications from members of the Military Veteran and Armed Forces Community.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Scrub Team Leader

If you are passionate about ‘Elective Surgery’ and have a desire to work in a supportive, compassionate and dedicated team, then this is the job for you


Our purpose-built elective service is based at Halton Hospitals in Runcorn and we are seeking experienced, motivated and caring individuals who share our mission to be “outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other”.

We are a designated Covid-19 ‘Green’ site with 6 theatres 2 (Nightingale Building) and 4 with laminar flow (Captain Sir Thomas Moore Building) providing a high standard of clean air quality for patients and staff and perform a wide range of surgery including :

  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Breast
  • Pain service
  • Orthopaedics
  • Dental surgery
  • General surgery


Halton Theatres currently support a weekday only provision with exciting future potential development for a weekend service requirement.

Situated in the picturesque county of Cheshire we are just a short drive, via excellent motorway links to vibrant northwest cities and beautiful countryside to enjoy your free time.


We welcome applications from both senior ODP’s and nurses or highly experienced Band 5 ODP’s and nurses who are possibly looking to progress into a Team Leader Role.

As a part of the Band 6 team providing the highest standard of care, you will have direct line management responsibility including; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of elective perioperative care programs. You will be able to demonstrate a high standard of clinical practice, be ALS trained (or prepared to undertake as soon as possible) and have a passion for teaching and mentoring.

All applicants are expected to be forward thinking, possess excellent communication skills and team working qualities. We actively encourage those wishing to multi-skill and broaden their range of clinical expertise and welcome individuals who have an enthusiastic approach to their duties. In return for your commitment and dedication you will be fully supported via peer mentoring and management supervision during your transition period.

You will also have opportunities to work across site at Warrington Hospital, where in addition to our Surgical Specialties; we support Children’s surgery and patients who require enhanced clinical support. This may include late, weekend and night duties across all Trust sites which will be reflected in your contract to ensure all essential services are covered.


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

Please provide e-mail addressess for referees, as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process. Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive alerts from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message (including notification of interview)

Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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