Nursing isn’t a job, it is a career, and we will help you to map yours out.
Theatre practitioners of all bands are highly skilled nurses. At St George’s we train you and help you to develop your skills so that you can not only progress within the role you take when you join us, but so you can progress through the nursing grades at St George’s.
Whether you are newly qualified or very experienced in another nursing specialty, we offer staff competency based training with continuous assessment and later on, the opportunity to attend a six month specialist course for nurses in pre-assessment, anaesthetics, surgical scrub or post anaesthetic recovery.
For those appointed to scrub teams with no previous theatre experience, we offer 3 day SSD/theatre programme which you will attend within your first 3 months of starting with us.
Rotation through the specialities
As a newly employed member of staff, you will be placed in a specialty team and given time to gain competency and confidence. There is then scope for you to rotate to different specialties and gain a wide experience and broaden your own personal skill set once you have learnt the basics.
We will support your development every step of the way and make sure that you are armed with the skills you need to meet every challenge you will face by providing you with the highest standards of training on the job. This training will be provided by our specialist training department and in our state-of-the-art surgical simulation unit.
We offer courses via the university faculty in perioperative, theatre, anaesthetics and post-anaesthetic practice and 1st Assistant training for those employed in our obstetrics team.
As a Foundation Trust we are looking for the best staff. We are doing everything we can to meet our challenges and make the most of the opportunities on offer. If you want to do the same, we welcome you to come and join us.