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-      To act as a scrubbed or circulating nurse during surgical procedures within the Operating Theatre.

-      Awareness of Clinical Governance Framework

-      Promotion of Health & Safety / Infection Control






  1. Provide high standard nursing care for patients within the Operating Department and ensuring patient safety and dignity measures are observed at all times.


  1. Act as a scrubbed member of the nursing team, carrying out safety checks of swabs, instruments and needles in conjunction with a second person and immediately reporting any discrepancies to the Surgeon and Nurse In Charge.


  1. Act as a circulating member of the Theatre team.


  1. Assisting with other members of the team in the preparation and clearing of Theatres.


  1. Assisting with the labelling and despatch of the theatre specimens.


  1. Reporting to the Nurse in Charge, incidents, accidents, complaints, defects in drugs supplies or equipment.


  1. Assisting in the compiling of the operations register. Maintain accurate patient documentation.


  1. To use the correct procedure when handing a patient into the care of another nurse, giving the correct information and instruction.


  1. To provide assistance to the Anaesthetist and Surgeon.


  1. To undertake ‘on call’ sessions as required.


  1. To participate in clinical supervision.


  1. To undertake any other duties related to Theatre services as requested by the Matron/Hospital Director.


  1. To participate fully in the Hospital Quality Programme e.g. H.A.P. and departmental audits.


  1. To be fully aware of the Hospital policies and to undertake duties in accordance with these.


  1. To provide a safe environment for the safety and welfare of patients and staff by complying with:-

·     Health & Safety At Work Act

·     Fire Prevention and Management

·     COSHH


  1. To participate in the hospital annual appraisal scheme.


·       To be aware of and comply with all Hospital policies and procedures

·       To adhere to all matters relating to Health & Safety

·       To participate in all hospital wide Quality Assurance initiatives


Ensure patients, visitors and staff are protected against acquiring a healthcare associated infection by effectively maintaining and utilising hospital systems designated to assess the risk of, and prevent, detect and control, the spread of healthcare associated infections. Also to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, including all equipment, reusable medical devices and all other materials used during the provision of services to patients




·       Maintain own individual professional practice and development to meet clinical and professional objectives and developments within the Hospital.

·       Participate in unit based quality assurance activity based on written standards and patient care outcomes.


If relevant to post then the Registered Nurse will undertake First Assistant duties.


If relevant to post then the Registered Nurse will undertake recovery duties:

·       Checking of equipment

·       Ordering drugs

·       Preparing patient controlled analgesia pumps





In addition to Sancta Maria Hospital’s overall responsibility for your health and safety you have a personal responsibility for your own health and safety. As such you are required to inform your line manager of any safety issues that you identify that could affect your or others in the workplace. 

You must co-operate with management and colleagues at all times in achieving safer work processes and work places, particularly where it can impact on others.


This job description is not exhaustive, although it should be related to your contract of employment.  The job description outlines the current position and will be subject to annual review in the light of developments within the service in consultation with the post holder.  The post holder will be subject to a system of performance reviews and career development.







Skills required for this role;

                                                                                          -            Effective communication skills

                                                                                       -            Surgical experience an advantage

-                 Minimum 2 years experience under mentor guidance.

-                 HDU experience desirable.

-                 Ability to work in a physically demanding department.

-                 Able to work under pressure.

-                 Ability to work as part of a team

-                 Willing to assist others in the care of patients.

-                 Positive and co-operative attitude


A flexible approach is necessary to reflect occupancy levels within the hospital







HMT offer a salary which is competitive with other private healthcare organisations, and a raft of standard and flexible benefits.

We are regularly review our employee benefits package, which includes our group personal pension plan, private medical cover, free car parking and a range of retail and entertainment discounts.

All staff have the option to opt into our flexible benefits programme offering substantial savings on items such as childcare vouchers, bicycles, mobile phones and computers.

We encourage our employees to have a positive work-life balance and to consider HMT ‘a great place to work’.

We do this through:

  • 24 minimum holiday PLUS bank holidays PLUS travel time for overseas staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme – support available on a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Quality working environment
  • Long service recognition
  • Supportive personal development plan to help you achieve your career goals






  • English language training
  • NMC registration and assistance with registration process
  • Assistance with Police Clearance Check
  • Attestation of documents for NMC clearance
  • NMC Registration
  • Accommodation and subsistence for first 28 days in UK
  • Travel to the UK on completion of NMC Registration including an additional 20kg of luggage above and beyond airline standard allowance
  • Accommodation up to the employees first pay cheque
  • Subsistence allowance of £500GBP cash
  • Internet service provided free of charge allowing for communication with family overseas
  • National Insurance registration
  • HMRC registration
  • GP Registration
  • Assistance with visas for dependants
  • Travel Grants for the return air fare to the employees previous country of residence









Sancta Maria Hospital is located just outside Swansea City Centre and has commanding views over Swansea Bay, towards Mumbles and Gower. Patients can book a single room, many of which have en suite facilities. Every bedroom has an electronic Nurse call system, satellite television, a direct dial telephone and wireless internet access.

The hospital has a main operating theatre equipped with an ultra clean air facility from laminar flow. We have a state of the art day surgery unit, endoscopy suite and recovery room.

Sancta Maria’s Hospital pathology service provides a wide range of diagnostic pathology including microbiology, haematology, biochemistry and histopathology.

Supervised by a number of Consultant Pathologists, patients find using the service to be quick and easy, with appointments available without delay and results ready very promptly.

Sancta Maria offers a comprehensive radiology service.

Ultrasound, routine radiology and a mobile image intensifier allow us to complete most diagnostic examinations on site.

Sancta Maria’s physiotherapy service, staffed by experienced Chartered Physiotherapists, provides expert professional treatment for both inpatients and outpatients.

All patients are treat as individuals from the first visit where your consultant will agree with you the most appropriate treatment, with onsite x-ray and MRI facilities, a dedicated endoscopy suite and two fully equipped surgery theatres.

25 newly decorated and fully equipped private rooms, each equipped with en-suite bathrooms, are regularly cleaned during all inpatient visits for the most comfortable experience possible.

The dedicated in-house catering staff understand that good food not only helps a speedy recovery from treatment, but also makes the luxury patient experience one that sets us apart from other hospitals. Tasty and nutritious snacks are provided throughout your stay at St Hugh’s hospitals.

HMT St Hugh’s is part of the Healthcare Management Trust, a charity registered in 1985. Our charitable status and ethos means that our leading service provision is delivered without the requirement to provide shareholder return. Our services are not delivered at over inflated prices and we support health related research, scholarship funding and other areas of grant-making.


Ref: HMT Sancta Maria (Private Hospital): (Scrub RGN (Theatre)

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