Theatre Nurse/ODP/Surgical First Assistant Roles Nationwide

Offered by Sterling Cross

  • Job Sector: Theatre Nurse/ODP/Surgical First Assistant
  • Location: Various
  • Salary: £28,000-£38,000 dependent on experience
  • Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary: £28,000-£38,000 (dependent on experience)

Description: Sterling Cross is a specialist Nursing recruiter dealing with permanent Theatre Nurse/ODP/Surgical First Assistant positions across the UK. We represent NHS Hospitals/ Private Hospitals/Specialist Aesthetic Clinics and Specialist Centres of Excellence across the UK.

We cover all manner of vacancies from our Head Office in Sandwich, Kent and DO NOT CHARGE EMPLOYERS FEES ON PLACEMENT. Hence why we appear to get many vacancies before entering agency population.(as companies don`t pay us a finder fee)

With recent  announcements that the NHS would pledge a whopping 10 billion pounds into private surgery, diagnostics and treatment to reduce the lengthy NHS waiting lists many opportunities have become available within the private sector to help alleviate pressures from within the public sector.

Exciting opportunities are available for Theatre Nurse / Theatre Practitioner/Surgical First Assistants (RN Adult/ODP) to join operating theatre teams within the Private Sector.

Posts are available within Scrub/Recovery/Anaesthetics and Endoscopy with current locations to include:

  • Aberdeen
  • Brentwood
  • Guildford
  • Hastings
  • Horley
  • Hove
  • Portsmouth
  • Salford
  • Sawbridgeworth
  • Southend on Sea
  • Sutton (Surrey)
  • Tunbridge Wells

Theatre Nurses / ODPs will be experienced in a variety of surgical procedures, or are willing to learn new procedures and techniques under expert supervision.  There are many opportunities for promotion, so if you are looking for a long-term career with advancement opportunities you will find them!

Consultants come to work within the Private Sector all across the UK and you will work closely with them and be exposed to the latest innovative, evidence-based clinical techniques.

Private Hospitals cover a wide variety of surgical procedures, you will support in assessing patient’s health and well-being across a complex and changing caseload, assisting in the delivery of care to meet the patient’s needs. You will actively promote best practice and contribute towards quality improvements, collect collate and organise data, interpret all of the information and make a justifiable assessment, making this available to relevant others.

Positions are full time (37.5 hours per week) with variable shift patterns. Although Part Time hours can be considered.

So whether you are a newly-qualified, returning from a career break, or looking for a new challenge, the private sector offers some exceptional opportunities.

Person Specification:

Ideally you will be a Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner and be used to working in teams and with minimum supervision. Competence across a range of skills, supported by professional and clinical knowledge acquired through state registration/practitioner qualification and additional training is also desirable.


You will find employers that offer a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which can includes but is not limited to:

  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Employer and employee contributory pension with flexible retirement options
  • Discounts and cashback for over 1000 retailers
  • Free wellness screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Save an average of £50 per month with free onsite car parks

A commitment to their employees well-being through work life balance, on-going development, support and reward.

If this could be of interest, then please in the strictest of confidence either: 

Call Suzanne on 01304 200322 or apply now by clicking Apply Now.