Shape Your Story at St Bartholomew's Hospital

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Band 5 theatre scrub practitioners

We’re currently seeking talented and enthusiastic Band 5 theatre scrub practitioners to join our growing cardiac and cancer teams.

In this role, you’ll provide safe and effective care to patients across our ten adult theatres, covering a range of both elective and emergency work.

You’ll work across the cardiac surgical programme, with cardiac, thoracic, thoracic-robotic, thoraco-abdominal aneurysm surgery, grown up congenital heart (GUCH) and cath lab electrophysiology cases.

The Barts Cancer Centre encompasses medical oncology, clinical oncology and radiotherapy, heamato-oncology, palliative care, breast surgery and endocrinology.

Experience within theatre nursing is essential. Once appointed, you’ll quickly build your knowledge with support of a mentor and an experienced multidisciplinary team.

We offer a wide range of development opportunities, including a Band 5/6 development programme, buddy, line management and clinical nurse educator support, further academic studies, the chance to attend external conferences and courses, and rotation into different specialities.

How to apply

Apply to be a theatre scrub practitioner – Band 5

For further details or an informal visit, please contact Karine Pearson, Theatre Manager on or call 0203 465 5150.

If you're interested in applying but are unable to attend the interview date advertised, please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Working at St Bartholomew’s Hospital

At St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, we’re home to world-leading cardiac and cancer centres, which provide cutting-edge treatment to our patients in the very heart of the City of London.

Steeped in 900 years of history, we’re the oldest hospital site in the country. State-of-the-art facilities help our talented staff to deliver exceptional care every day of the year.

Our work

At St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, we provide a full range of local and specialist services for the treatment of cancer, heart conditions, fertility problems, endocrinology and minor injuries.

We offer innovative services, including robotic surgery and complex electrophysiology. We’re a leading provider of stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy for cancer treatment.

Our hospital is also home to one of the busiest heart attack centres in the United Kingdom and the largest atrial fibrillation ablation centre in Europe.

We are at the forefront of cancer research and one of the largest centres for recruitment into breast cancer research clinical trials in the UK.

You’ll be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we realise a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a truly world class service.

Your career

We offer an excellent package, including flexible working, exclusive staff benefits and the opportunity to grow your career at an internationally-renowned institution.

Situated in beautiful surroundings close to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital has excellent public transport links and is close to a number of bars, restaurants, shops and other cultural attractions, making it a truly great place to work.

Patrycja's story


“When I joined St Bartholomew’s Hospital, I didn’t have cardiac scrub experience, but I was supported by the whole team to develop my skills.

“There are lots of training opportunities tailored to your interests. My passion is research and I’m excited to help with a new project exploring theatre nursing.

“Being a part of Channel 5’s Operation Live broadcast was nerve-wracking, but I was proud to be able to showcase the vital work nursing staff do.”


Theo's story


“Being a part of this team has helped me to grow professionally. The work we do is cutting edge, using state-of-the-art techniques.

“I always feel supported, even in the most challenging situations.

“I’m so proud to work with such skilled and passionate colleagues.”