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Theatre Nurse and ODP jobs and recruitment across Scotland

Whether you’re looking for operating department practitioner (ODP) jobs or theatre nurse jobs, our specialist team at RMR can provide an exciting range of vacancies to suit you. Specialising in scrub, anaesthetic and recovery roles throughout Scotland, our team works closely with multiple NHS and private theatre departments.

What is a Theatre Nurse?

A theatre nurse is responsible for the care of patients of all ages within operating theatres, anaesthetic and recovery areas. Working alongside Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and the wider perioperative team, their role may see them involved with procedures on wards or in clinics. Theatre nurse duties may include carrying out pre-operative assessments, assisting the anaesthetist, providing support throughout surgery, monitoring patients’ health on recovery and instilling trust and confidence in the patient before and after surgery.

What does an ODP do?

ODP jobs may involve acting as first assistant to the surgeon or surgical assistant. Further training in this role could cover areas such as anaesthetics, pharmacology and infection control.

Theatre Nurse specialties

As with many other nursing positions, Theatre Nurses will specialise in specific areas of the surgical world. Anaesthetics Nurses will primarily support the Anaesthetist but may also prepare any specialist equipment, devices or drugs. They are also responsible for assessing the patient prior to surgery.

Scrub Nurses are responsible for several elements of the surgical process, including the surgical instruments, equipment and swabs used. They will also act as a link between the surgical team and other parts of the theatre or hospital.

Recovery Nurses will provide the appropriate care and treatment to patients as they recover from the effects of anaesthesia and/or surgery. Their role also includes assessing the care given during each of the perioperative phases.

Find agency theatre jobs with RMR

Discover a more flexible career by applying for temporary jobs with Robinson Medical Recruitment. Our exciting variety of agency shifts allows you to pick when and where you work, so you’ll never have to stick to a long-term contract again. As an agency worker, you’ll have the power to decide what hospitals you work in and on what days, which means you’ll never miss out on what’s most important in your life.

To find your next theatres job with RMR, browse our vacancies below and APPLY TODAY.

  • Theatre Scrub Nurse

    Dundee

    £28 - 38 per hour
    Posted: 13 Dec 2019

    Can you combine your specialist Theatre skills with a positive attitude and the drive to take on new challenges and experiences? If so, this Theatre Nurse job, with Robinson Medical Recruitment is perfect for you. Based in Dundee, this position is aimed at Theatre Scrub Nurses who are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. Working...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Highland

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Can you combine your specialist Theatre skills with a positive attitude and the drive to take on new challenges and experiences? If so, this Theatre Nurse job, with Robinson Medical Recruitment is perfect for you. Based in Glasgow, this position is aimed at Theatre Nurses across Recovery, Anaesthetics and Scrub specialties who are dedicated to...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Dumfries and Galloway

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Every day the Operating Theatre presents new challenges and experiences. This is why it takes people with a positive attitude and specialist skills, to work in this demanding area of healthcare. If you are currently fulfilling a Theatre Nurse role specialising in Recovery, Anaesthetic and/or Scrub and are looking for work in Dumfries and Galloway...

  • Theatre Nurse

    North Ayrshire

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Every day the Operating Theatre presents new challenges and experiences. This is why it takes people with a positive attitude and specialist skills, to work in this demanding area of healthcare. If you are currently fulfilling a Theatre Nurse role specialising in Recovery, Anaesthetic and/or Scrub and are looking for work in Ayrshire and Arran...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Glasgow

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Can you combine your specialist Theatre skills with a positive attitude and the drive to take on new challenges and experiences? If so, this Theatre Nurse job, with Robinson Medical Recruitment is perfect for you. Based in Glasgow, this position is aimed at Theatre Nurses across Recovery, Anaesthetics and Scrub specialties who are dedicated to...

  • Theatre Recovery Nurse

    Fife

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Are you a Theatre Nurse specialising in Recovery? Then look no further we have roles in Theatre Recovery available across Fife! Your Role Working as a Theatre Nurse you will work as part of a team to provide high standards of skilled care and support and be expected to function clinically within the Operating Department...

  • Theatre Scrub Nurse

    Fife

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Every day the Operating Theatre presents new challenges and experiences. This is why it takes people with a positive attitude and specialist skills, to work in this demanding area of healthcare. If you are currently fulfilling a Theatre Nurse role specialising in Scrub and are looking for work in Fife, then look no further! Your...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Aberdeen

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Every day the Operating Theatre presents new challenges and experiences. This is why it takes people with a positive attitude and specialist skills, to work in this demanding area of healthcare. If you are currently fulfilling a Theatre Nurse role specialising in Recovery, Anaesthetic and/or Scrub and are looking for work in Aberdeen or across...

  • Theatre Scrub Nurse

    Edinburgh

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Every day the Operating Theatre presents new challenges and experiences. This is why it takes people with a positive attitude and specialist skills, to work in this demanding area of healthcare. If you are currently fulfilling a Theatre Nurse role specialising in Scrub and are looking for work in Edinburgh - then looks no further...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Scottish Borders

    £28 - 35 per hour
    Posted: 29 Nov 2019

    Can you combine your specialist Theatre skills with a positive attitude and the drive to take on new challenges and experiences? If so, this Theatre Nurse job, with Robinson Medical Recruitment is perfect for you. Based in the Scottish Borders, this position is aimed at Theatre Nurses across Recovery, Anaesthetics and Scrub specialties who are...

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