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Theatre Practitioner/ODP posted by Spire Healthcare

Full Time
Spire Edinburgh - Murrayfield

Job Description

Spire Murrayfield – located in Edinburgh is looking for a Theatre Nurse to join our well established theatre team. This role is based across both of our Edinburgh Hospital sites within a supportive and knowledgeable department, where our team covers a whole range of surgery including major orthopedics, ophthalmology and procedures within our JAG accredited Endoscopy suite.

We prefer our theatre staff to be as multi-skilled as possible, so ideally you will be able to work across Scrub, Anaesthetics and/or Recovery However, many of our staff specialise in just one or two areas; therefore we would also welcome applicants who are willing to learn new procedures and techniques under expert supervision and support.

Murrayfield hospital was established as a purpose built hospital in 1984, conveniently located in the west of Edinburgh. In 2015 our consulting rooms had a £1 million refurbishment. In 2010 we opened Shawfair Park Hospital, a day case facility, based in south east Edinburgh. Each of our hospitals practice some of the most advanced treatments supported by the latest generation imaging and diagnostic technology. This means we offer everything from screening and rehabilitation through to leading edge surgical procedures and cancer care.

Caring for our patients is at the heart of what we do. We provide expert medical care in a modern, well-equipped environment for all of our patients

Duties and responsibilities

The working hours for this role will be 3 x 12 Hour shifts per week, which will include an on-call night shift, for which you will receive a shift enhancement however we would also consider an alternate pattern if preferred.  Our Edinburgh Hospitals cover a wide variety of surgical procedures, as a Theatre Nurse, you will be responsible for the preparation of operating theatres/anaesthetic rooms/endoscopy suites for surgery in relation to instrumentation, equipment and supplies. You will be fundamental in ensuring waste is kept to a minimum.  Our Anaesthetic Nurses are also responsible for ensuring all necessary and emergency equipment is available and in working order. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with audits when required.

Who we're looking for

Ideally you will be a HCPC / NMC registered Nurse, who has a proven understanding of Scrub roles and Theatre Nursing requirements. We welcome applications from candidates who either have experience or a keen interest in Theatres. The successful candidate must have demonstrable experience of collaborative working relationships, coupled with excellent planning and organisation skills.

The Post –Holder must possess an Advanced Life support certificate or have a willingness to attend a course that we can arrange for you.


We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Employer and employee contributory pension with flexible retirement options
  • ‘Spire for you’ reward platform – discount and cashback for over 100 retailers
  • Free annual Bupa wellness screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Save an average of £50 per month with our free onsite car park

We commit to our employees well-being through work life balance, on-going development, support and reward.

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group that has been putting patients at the heart of everything we do for over 40 years. We have 39 hospitals, 10 clinics and a Specialist Cancer Care Centre across England, Wales and Scotland.

For further information about this role or for an informal conversation about the range of career options available with Spire please contact Jillian Fraser on [Click here to apply] or  [Click here to apply]

For us, it's more than just treating patients; it's about looking after people.

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