A Career as a Theatre Nurse

Theatre Nurses are Registered Nurses (RNs) who specialise in the care of surgical and critically ill patients during a clinical procedure. They offer a unique service that is crucial to the smooth running of theatre departments. The scope of practice for a Theatre Nurse is to assist with all pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care. They work alongside surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive patient care.

The Job Role

  • Coordinate with theatre staff regarding assigned patients.
  • Provide nursing care to individuals of all ages that require assistance.
  • Monitor vital signs.
  • Treat patients by administering medications and therapies, observing, and measuring patient condition, and reporting results.
  • Perform nursing duties and tasks in accordance with physician orders.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, or equivalent.
  • 1 year experience within a similar role.
  • Knowledge of nursing practices and concepts.
  • Ability to plan and organise the workflow in a busy department.
  • Skilled in delegating tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.