Theatre Scrub Nurse - Ashford, Canterbury & Margate (South East)

Department: Theatre Staff

Location: Ashford, Canterbury & Margate

Salary: £33,000-£41,000 Dependent on experience and qualifications

Closing Date: 1st December 2022


Spencer Private Hospitals (SPH) are pleased to be advertising for the post of an Theatre Scrub Nurse.  SPH is an independent health care provider who offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to work in theatre caring for patients who are undergoing elective surgical procedures.  There range from the simple day cases to the more complex large bowel operations.  This breadth of service offers variety and challenge for the successful candidates.  


Full Time (37.5 Hours) - Part Time Hours will be considered. Hours are worked across a 7 day working rota. Please specify your preference on the application form.

Please note that this role primarily involves evening and weekend working.

We offer enhancements for Saturdays and any work between 8pm and 7.30am on weekdays at time +30% of your basic salary rate. For Sundays and Bank Holidays at time + 60% of your basic salary rate.

Interview Date – 15th December 2022

Qualifications and Experience

  • Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner
  • NMC/HPC Registered
  • Diploma in Health Care Studies
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care
  • Knowledge of research and evidence based practice
  • Teaching and assessing/mentorship or willing to undertake
  • Laser Applications
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Dealing with emergency situations within operating theatre department
  • Providing highly specialised emergency knowledge
  • High developed physical/clinical skills where accuracy is important


Thank you for considering a position within Spencer Private Hospitals (SPH)Ltd.  We are a healthcare organisation which is genuinely passionate about delivering nothing less than excellence. Particularly patient care that exceeds all expectations. We are fortunate that we have a bespoke team who are valued and well respected by our patients, the board, peers and other stakeholders. We also recognise that the right team are our greatest asset.

We are building upon our strategy for growth and expansion and are looking to expand our nursing teams. 

We provide a variety of services across East Kent, which include in patient, Day case, outpatients, Diagnostics, lifestyle and wellbeing services including options via the choose and book option in their care pathway.

Our principle sites are in Margate and Ashford with an outpatient provision in Canterbury.

I hope Spencer Private Hospitals will appeal to those of you whose purpose is to provide the best of care in an appreciated and respected environment with ambition to improve their knowledge and skillset whilst caring for a multiplicity of patients in a considerate environment with opportunity for further growth and development.

Thank you for considering a position a position with us. We look forward to welcoming you into Spencer Private Hospitals should you be successful at interview.

How to apply:

We regret that CVs are not accepted for any of our roles, for an application pack please download the above file. If you are using an iPad or iPhone you will need to download an app for opening zip files. 

To discuss these opportunities, please contact:

Karen Spencer, Theatre Manager on 07478 772179

Alternatively, please contact Carina Pieries, HR Advisor
Telephone: 01304 222687


Previous candidates need not apply. Please note: We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date, dependent upon the number of adverts received.


About Spencer Private Hospitals

Spencer Private Hospitals recognise and value all of their staff and are committed to developing a well-trained and flexible workforce.

Staff wellbeing is a priority for the organisation with some perks of employment being -

  • Free on-site staff carparking
  • Staff discount for treatments
  • Subsidised meals
  • Annual bonus for 100% attendance at work
  • Enrolment into a staff pension scheme
  • Generous annual staff education finance
  • Annual salary increment
  • Additional benefits available in line with our NHS colleagues
  • Local retail discounts
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

We are also fortunate enough to be based in East Kent, arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, often boasting the best weather due to our close proximity to Western Europe and is aptly know by the missive `the Garden of England’.  We are a short hop across the channel to France with the added bonus of fast rail connections to Europe, London and surrounding areas.  The availability of high-quality schools which support grammar school education as well as academy and private schools are all available within the locality. 

Our CQC report has a rating of Good – and we are now on an improvement trajectory to Outstanding.

Spencer Private Hospitals is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring check.


How to Apply

We regret that CVs are not accepted for any of our roles, for an application pack please click the download button. If you are using an iPad or iPhone you will need to download an app for opening zip files.

Alternatively, please contact Sarah Washington, Learning & Development Lead on 01304 222690 or Carina Pieries, HR Advisor on 01304 222687

Previous applicants need not apply.

Note to Agencies

Spencer Private Hospitals does not accept speculative CVs. We will only review completed application forms for an advertised post. Any unsolicited CVs received will be treated as the property of Spencer Private Hospitals and Terms & Conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be considered null and void.

Please do not send CVs unless explicitly requested by Spencer Private Hospitals to do so in respect of a specific vacancy. Spencer Private Hospitals will not recognise any CV submissions related to unsolicited applications and no agency fees will apply in relation to such submissions. If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any employee at Spencer Private Hospitals, we will not accept liability for commissions or other charges if we subsequently employ that candidate whether directly or through another agency. Receipt of unsolicited CVs does not imply an introduction to Spencer Private Hospitals and will be considered property of Spencer Private Hospitals.

If two or more agencies submit a CV for the same applicant and the same role any payment will be deemed to be with the original submission based upon the time the email is received by Spencer Private Hospitals.

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