Surgical First Assistant - RN Adult or ODP

Location Ilford
Discipline: ODPs
Salary: Up to £49,726 per year
Contact name: Suzanne Boon

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Job ref: TR/IG/11570/2
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

A fantastic opportunity is now available for an experienced Scrub Nurse (RN Adult) or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) to join the team at a specialist Ilford hospital for elective healthcare and imaging services as Surgical First Assistant.

The hospital, rated “Good” in each CQC category, is a long-time valued partner of the NHS and sees both NHS and self-funded patients from East London, Essex and further afield for a broad range of procedures, from ophthalmic and facial interventions down to orthopaedic surgeries for the feet and ankles.

As Surgical First Assistant, you’ll be a vital part of a strong MDT, providing direct continuous assistance to the Operating Surgeon within an upgraded theatre environment and ensuring the best quality of intra- and perioperative care possible during every procedure – whether day case or a longer and more complex surgery. In return, you’ll get extensive wellbeing and lifestyle benefits, long-term development support, and a better balance between your work and home life for a sustainable career you can enjoy without sacrificing your personal time.

Yours would be a permanent, full-time role working 37.5h over 4 days; there will be no nights, Sundays, bank holidays, or on-call commitments required.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) Registration with the NMC as a Registered Nurse (Adult) or with the HCPC as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).
  • (Essential) Previous Scrub Practitioner experience.
  • (Essential) An accredited Surgical First Assistant qualification.


Benefits/enhancements include:

  • Great work/life balance – latest scheduled finish 7pm, guaranteed no Sundays or bank holidays
  • Full support with further learning and development, with dedicated training academy
  • 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays
  • Heavily subsidised on-site parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free uniform and introductory training
  • Employee & family discounts for treatment at member hospitals
  • Retail discount and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Life assurance
  • And more!