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Scrub Practitioner - General Team - York

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Employer: NHS North Yorkshire and York

NHS North Yorkshire and York began on 1 October 2006.

It has been formed by the merger of the four original North Yorkshire Primary Care Trusts, which were:

• Craven, Harrogate & Rural District PCT
• Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT
• Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT
• Selby and York PCT

NHS North Yorkshire and York is geographically the largest in the England, covering 3,200 square miles, including some of the most remote countryside anywhere in England.

Find out more at the NHS Yorkshire & Humber microsite.

Job details:
Do you want to work for a trust that cares about you? Do you want to enjoy coming to work? Then Harrogate NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are one of only 2 trusts regionally to be awarded ‘the top 100 places to work in the NHS’ in the Health Service Journal.

We are looking for Operating Department Practitioners and Registered Nurses to join our friendly and professional team within our main theatres department. As a member of the scrub team you will be well supported by a Band 7 Speciality Lead, X2 Band 6 Specialist Practitioner, a team of Band 5 Operating Department Practitioners and Nurses, a team of Assistant Theatre Practitioners and a team of Support Workers to deliver exceptional patient care.

We are an enthusiastic, passionate and caring team providing expert care in both an elective and acute surgical setting. We provide a 24/7 service with a wide range of shifts available so we are able to offer flexibility in the way staff work. There are also opportunities for staff to earn extra money through the bank and overtime scheme.

We have a Band 7 Professional Development Facilitator who will provide educational opportunities to support your career development. We will provide a supportive learning environment, a period of supernumerary time to achieve competencies and offer both professional and leadership development.

We will support you in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to scrub for a range of cases across the specialties.

All new starters in theatres will qualify for the trusts retention scheme payments, subject to terms and conditions, for Band 5 registered staff and these are detailed below:

After 1 year completed service: £500

After 2 years of completed service: £1000

Harrogate is a beautiful spa town in North Yorkshire with excellent commuter links to both Leeds and York. There are endless leisure opportunities to suit everyone.


For more information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Abigail Chambers, Specialty Lead for General/Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Urology, on 01423 555 380 or

Rhys Edwards, Safety Quality Service Delivery Manager (Theatres), on 01423 555 383 or

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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.
Degree: Related
Location: York, North Yorkshire
Salary: £23,023 to £29,608 pa
Advertised until: Closed Tue 14-Aug-2018
Job ref: GY/52649/421-PSC-4865R
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Strictly no agencies

This vacancy has now closed.