[Full Time] Scrub Practitioner – Private Ophthalmology Hospital – 35K

Scrub Practitioner – Specialist Eye Hospital Manchester – 35K

Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester

£28,000 – £35,000

Private Medical Insurance, Free Parking, Pension, Life Assurance, Bonus


Compass Associates are extremely excited to be working in partnership with the UK’s most trusted Eye Care specialist. We are on the lookout for Scrub Nurses to join there well established and expanding team. This opening is based at their state of the art Hospital in Manchester and will involve working with world class technology to provide impeccable patient care.

Optegra Eye Health Care has been awarded ‘Top Rated Eye Hospital’ by patients on Doctify, this along with the fantastic environment, and excellent benefits make this an attractive opportunity for a Registered Nurse looking for their next move.

Our client prides themselves on clinical excellence, and put their focus on patient safety and the actual health of the eye. If you want to join a leading Ophthalmic Hospital group that makes a difference, this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The Candidate

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Scrub Nurse, ideally with post registration experience within an ophthalmic theatre. Experience within ophthalmology is beneficial but is not essential as full training will be provided. You will be assisting with the following surgeries; Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Retinal Surgery, and Oculoplastic Surgery.

Part of your role as a Scrub Nurse is to ensure a high level of patient care is provided at all times, along with excellent communication skills and team working abilities. An interest in continuous professional development is key, as training will be provided and there will be opportunities to grow and develop within the team.

Main responsibilities include; anticipating the needs of the surgical team, taking responsibility for surgical equipment pre and post surgeries, complete administration tasks within your role to the highest standard, identify potential issues and problems and report accordingly, circulating within theatres, and some Anaesthetic duties which will be taught if needed.

This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in all aspects of the Ophthalmic Surgical Pathway at Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey and expand and develop your own skills. Although previous ophthalmic experience is desirable, it is not essential and we will be considering application from General Surgical Scrub and Anaesthetic RGN/ ODP backgrounds.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN) or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) qualification
  • Current NMC/ HCPC registration
  • Previous Scrub Nurse experience
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Computer Literate
  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Strong Commercial approach
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills


This opportunity is based in Manchester and commutable from Bolton, Wigan, Rochdale and Oldham.


Compass Associates Ltd are working in partnership with Optegra Eye Health Care on this exclusive vacancy. If you are not interested, but know someone who is, we offer £200 vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Contact details

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please contact Benedict Warnes direct on 0161 5075 060 or 07908 224 207. Alternatively email an updated CV to [email protected]


Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 in John Lewis vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Compass Associates (part of Compass Holding Group) are Health Investor’s Recruiter of the Year 2017.

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