Sterling Cross Trading LLP
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Surgical First Assistant - RN Adult or ODP

A fantastic opportunity is now available for an experienced Scrub Nurse (RN Adult) or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) to join the team at a leading Coventry hospital for elective healthcare services as Surgical First Assistant.

The hospital, rated “Good” in all categories by the CQC, has 3 laminar-flow theatres (one accommodating robotic-assisted replacement surgeries), a JAG-accredited endoscopy suite, and enhanced on-site services for diagnostic radiology, pharmacy care and physical rehabilitation.

Patients can be assured of excellent and thorough care before, during, and after their procedures across a broad range of clinical specialties, from ophthalmic and ENT surgeries down to orthopaedic interventions for the ankles and feet.

As Surgical First Assistant, you’ll be a vital part of a strong MDT, providing direct continuous assistance to the Operating Surgeon within an upgraded theatre environment and ensuring the best quality of perioperative care possible – whether for a day case or a longer and more complex surgery.

In return, you’ll get extensive wellbeing and lifestyle benefits, long-term development support, and a better balance between your work and home life for a sustainable and rewarding career.

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5h) role for a Surgical First Assistant.

The Operating Department is open 7am-5pm, Mon-Sat, so flexibility can be offered with your shift pattern.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) Registration with the NMC as a Registered Nurse (Adult) or with the HCPC as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).
  • (Essential) Previous Scrub Practitioner experience, encompassing orthopaedic scrub.
  • (Essential) An accredited Surgical First Assistant qualification.


Benefits/enhancements include:

  • Private healthcare schemes, covering pre-existing conditions, optical & dental
  • Industry-leading, fully-funded CPD opportunities (incl.

    accredited training, industry-recognised qualifications and leadership development)
  • Friends & Family hospital discounts
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days with length of service)
  • Enhanced benefits for new parents
  • Non-contributory life assurance
  • Access to substantial retail and leisure discounts, including the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme for wellbeing support
  • Employee reward and recognition schemes
  • Company pension scheme
  • And more!