Ortho Scrub (minor & Major) General Scrub (ENT/plastics/gynae/gen/urology) - Beckenham

Job Description

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are a vital part of the multidisciplinary operating theatre team, providing a high standard of patient-focused care during Anesthesia, Surgery and Recovery, responding to patients’ physical and psychological needs.

The Anaesthetic phase


  • Assist the patient before surgery and provide individualised care.
  • Need the ability to communicate and work effectively within a team.
  • Undertake a role which will involve many clinical skills, such as the preparation of a wide range of specialist equipment and drugs. This includes; anaesthetic machines, intravenous equipment and devices to safely secure the patient’s airway during anaesthesia.

The Surgical phase

You’ll play an important part of the surgery team and will:

  • Prepare all the necessary instruments and equipment for the operations, including microscopes, lasers and endoscopes.
  • Provide the correct surgical instruments and materials to the surgeon.
  • Be responsible for surgical instruments, equipment and swabs during the operation.
  • Act as a link between the surgical team and other parts of the theatre and hospital.
  • Anticipate the requirements of the surgical team and respond effectively.

The Recovery phase


  • Support the patient on their arrival into the recovery unit.
  • Monitor a patient’s physiological parameters.
  • Provide appropriate treatment until the patient has recovered from the effects of the anaesthesia and/or surgery.
  • Assess the patient to ensure they can be discharged back to the ward.
  • Evaluate the care given during each phase.

Why MedPure?

At MedPure Nursing, we work with candidates to provide flexible, career-boosting roles all across the UK.

With years of experience and relationships with a great number of NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer you opportunities to suit your lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis. We can also support nurses at every level, and across every medical discipline, including RGNs, RMNs, Paediatrics, Oncology, Theatre, Community Nurses and more, as well as Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers. 

What MedPure can offer you?

  • Weekly Payments
  • Support with Revalidation
  • Lucrative referral scheme when you recommend a friend to us*
  • Flexible working hours
  • Support with PDP (Personal Development Planning)
  • Assistance with training.
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process.



*Conditions Apply                                                                                                                                                                     MedPure Nursing welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.
Closing on: Sep 24, 2021
Job Category: Anaesthetic Nurse Recovery Nurse Scrub Nurse
Job Type: Weekdays
Job Location: Beckenham

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