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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2019.

Scrub Practitioner

Job Reference: 416-PC5406A

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
416 Upper Theatre
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Bedford Hospital is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

It is an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Travel between hospital sites may be required.


What will I be doing in my new role?

A friendly and proactive Operating Department in a high performing NHS Trust are looking for likeminded Band 5 Nurses or ODP’s, who wish to develop their careers in Perioperative ractice (scrub).

The Operating Theatre Department consists of eleven operating theatres, including a high specification multi-functional Storz OR1 theatre. A wide range of laparoscopic surgery is performed in the facility. The hospital has a very busy Orthopaedic and Trauma service that provides a range of joint replacements, revision services and developing shoulder service. We also undertake a wide variety of elective and emergency surgery including a comprehensive vascular service which includes EVAR surgery.

Qualified Scrub practitioners work as part of the multidisciplinary team, skills and clinical knowledge will be applied to make a vital contribution in ensuring the highest standard of care in the peri-operative phase of patient care. The department actively supports staff education and development for a continually evolving and developing service. The department actively supports staff development and encourages all staff members in the process to improve the knowledge and skill sets based on best clinical practice.

The successful applicants will be expected to undertake weekend and night duties including maternity theatres in order for the 24hour emergency service provision, part time hours will be considered.

Want to know more?

Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented.

It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6 bedded observation ward. The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds.

Important Application Information:

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Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


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