Scrub Nurse (Ophthalmology)




Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals


£40,000 Per Annum



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Scrub Nurse (Ophthalmology)

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Salary: Up to £40k + Excellent Benefits

Job Type: Full - Time, Permanent

The Client:

Our client is a leading healthcare provider, offering high-quality eye care services nationwide with a deep dedication to enhancing lives through vision restoration.

The Role:

As a Scrub Nurse, you will play a pivotal role in delivering exceptional patient care and offering clinical and technical support in the operating theatre as well as overseeing peri-operative and post-operative care within the surgical and refractive suite.


  • Perform a wide range of registered healthcare duties, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care, while upholding patient privacy and dignity.
  • Anticipate surgical team needs by providing appropriate surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Ensure proper disposal of surgical equipment, including decontamination and sterilisation of reusable items, and maintain complete traceability documentation.
  • Be aware of patient-specific requirements, communicate any issues to the theatre team lead, Clinic Manager, or RHOCS.
  • Support consultants / surgeons and deliver excellent patient care.
  • Offer clinical advice and initial emergency care within the scope of competency to staff, patients, and their caregivers.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety and COSHH legislation.
  • Monitor and document all patient care and treatment, maintaining high standards and quality.
  • Provide effective handovers to recovery staff for safe and efficient patient discharge.
  • Ensures compliance with revalidation requirements or keeps the portfolio updated.
  • Controls and administers drugs as a trained healthcare professional.
  • Serve as a mentor / preceptor for both trained and untrained staff after receiving appropriate training.
  • To support the Clinical Services Manager in maintaining adequate stock levels to enable timely treatment delivery.


  • Previously worked as a Scrub Nurse or in a similar role.
  • At least one year of experience in an Ophthalmology Theatre.
  • Registered General Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner.
  • Valid NMC / ODP registration with no restrictions.
  • First-level Registered Nurse with specialied theatre training or equivalent experience, or Level 3 NVQ in Operating Department Practice (ODP), or City and Guilds 752 qualification in ODA
  • Qualification in Ophthalmology or Peri operative care.
  • Familiarity with NMC Professional Code of Conduct responsibilities
  • Understanding of private and operation settings.


  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days of annual leave
  • Matching pension contributions
  • Private healthcare
  • Free laser eye treatment

Apply now for this fantastic opportunity to work with a leading eye care provider.

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