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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 Nurse

    Forth Valley

    £28.00 - 39.00 per hour
    Posted: 17 Jan 2020

    Now is a great time to join us! We have increased our pay rates for 2020! We are looking for Theatre Nurses in the Forth Valley region to work across Recovery, Anaesthetics and Scrub specialties who are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. Working as part of a team, you will deliver high standards of...

  • Theatre Scrub Nurse

    Edinburgh

    £28.00 - 39.00
    Posted: 17 Jan 2020

    Our pay rates have increased for 2020! So now is a great time to pick up the phone and give us call! If you are currently fulfilling a Theatre Nurse role specialising in Scrub and are looking for work in Edinburgh - then looks no further! Your Role Working as a Theatre Nurse you will...

  • Theatre Scrub Nurse

    Tayside

    £28.00 - 39.00 per hour
    Posted: 17 Jan 2020

    Our pay rates have increased for 2020! 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...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Glasgow

    £28.00 - 39.00 per hour
    Posted: 17 Jan 2020

    Our pay rates have increased for 2020! 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...

  • Theatre Nurse

    Tayside

    £28.00 - 39.00 per hour
    Posted: 17 Jan 2020

    Our pay rates have increased for 2020! 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 Nurses across Recovery, Anaesthetics...

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