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Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Employer type
New Cross
£30'401 - £37'267 per annum
29/04/2019 23:59
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Surgical First Assistant

Band 6

Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.


Applications are invited for the position of a Surgical First Assistant to support elective robotic and laparoscopic urological surgery within the theatre setting. This is a unique opportunity for a person who is innovative, enthusiastic and motivated who is looking to develop their knowledge and skills within urology and would like to progress as part of the robotic team alongside the Consultant Surgeons.

The successful candidate will be expected to integrate within the team of existing consultants, registrars and nurse specialists in order to provide a complete urology service for elective patients. The candidate will perform as an assistant for all robotic surgical procedures directed by the attending surgeon.

The candidate will deliver the highest quality care by fully utilizing all clinical skills and as appropriate, practicing in accordance with all codes of professional practice and within agreed guidelines, pathways, policies and clinical governance standards. The candidate will be expected to assist with the co-ordination and smooth running of the operating session by liaising with theatre and other personal as appropriate.

As part of the training agreement the candidate will be expected to undertake the Surgical First Assistant Course in order to attain core and specialist knowledge and skills. Following successful completion of the programme the candidate will be awarded a Band 6 position.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr. P. Cooke ( Consultant Urological Surgeon) or Michelle Cole (Matron General Surgery and Urology) via switchboard on 01902 307999. Informal visits are encouraged for this position