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Surgical First Assistant / Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: J219-R0033254-

Nuffield Health
Cambridge Hospital
Up to £30 per hour, depending on experience

R0031910 Bank Surgical First Assistant – Cambridge Hospital – Up to £30 an hour


Nuffield Health is Britain’s largest not-for-profit healthcare organisation. Join us as a Bank Surgical First Assistant in our theatre department at Cambridge Hospital and play your part in building a healthier nation.


Our state of the art hospital, is central Cambridge’s premium private hospital, boasting an Outstanding CQC score and offer a full range of medical and surgical specialties. With expertise in Cancer care and Cancer surgery, Orthopaedic surgery (including robotic surgery), Neurosurgery, Cardiology as well as specialist Paediatric services. Backed by the latest diagnostic imaging facilities including wide bore MRI and CT scanning, we offer immediate assessment and expert diagnosis.


Hospital facilities include 3 state of the art digits theatres, 36 beds, Day case theatre/endoscopy suite, private consultation rooms, close monitoring units, Chemotherapy suite, On-site registered pharmacy, Diagnostic scanning unit and a Pathology laboratory.


The Role

As a Surgical First Assistant, you will have the knowledge, skills and previous experience to provide non-interventional assistance to surgeons during operations and delivering safe and effective care to patients. You will be a registered practitioner who provides competent and dedicated assistance under the supervision of the operating surgeon.

You must be a qualified ODP or Nurse with a valid pin number and have successfully completed a validated university programme of study that meets the nationally recognised standards.

As a surgical first assistant, you will;

  • Work on a varied caseload using technology, equipment and facilities, which are all state-of-the-art.
  • Supervise, support and develop junior members of staff.
  • Deliver high quality care and experiences for patients, which is always clinically effective, evidence based and appropriate.
  • Be expected to work as a theatre practitioner when work as a surgical first assistant is not required


The Benefits

• Holiday in line with the Working Time Directive.
• Access to our Pension Scheme.
• Discounted gym membership at £15.00 a month that they need to set up directly with the club. Discount does not extend to partners and family members.


Working on the bank means you are not contracted to a set number of hours per week but instead work on an ad-hoc basis to suit the needs of the business and your availability. Be your best and join us in building a healthier nation.


Salary - Up to £30 per hour, depending on experience
Location – Cambridge Hospital
Bank Contract


Applications will be considered as they are received and interviews will be arranged accordingly. We reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications. Therefore please apply early to ensure you are considered for the post.


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