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Theatre Scrub Practitioner

Band 5

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Surgical Theatres
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£24,214 to £30,112
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

A vacancy has arisen within the Cardiac Theatres at Blackpool. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Theatre Scrub Practitioner. The Unit consists of 4 theatres that perform around 1,200 adult Cardiac Cases annually as well as over 400 Thoracic cases. As well as working in the 4 theatres as a scrub practitioner, there are opportunities to work in the theatre recovery area and Cardiology. Ideally the candidate should have experience in Cardiac Theatres but all registered Nurse / ODP’s applicants will be considered as training can be provided.


The core hours are between 07.30 and 19.00 Monday to Friday, with a 7 day, 24-hour emergency on-call service, that you will be expected to join.

We have an excellent structured Preceptorship and Mentorship programme so you quickly become an integrated team member. There are a wide range of training and development opportunities accessible to all staff both in house, and via external links to both the University of Central Lancashire and St Martins College Lancaster.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ian Barr Cardiac Theatres 01253 957821