Surgical First Assistant jobs
We need surgical first assistants for temporary, last minute placements in NHS and private hospitals across Scotland. You’ll need to work to our high standards and in return you’ll receive full professional support from us.
- A valid NMC or HCPC Pin
- A willingness to work to our company expectations
- A further minimum 2 years’ practising as a surgical first assistant in the last 2.5 years
- Evidence of a recognised university course – N77, ASP Parts 1 & 2 or MSc Surgical Care Practice
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a scrub nurse
Surgical first assistant jobs with the Scottish Nursing Guild
The Scottish Nursing Guild is eager to welcome qualified surgical first assistants to help cover short-notice and temporary assignments throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
We have a range of surgical first assistant jobs available in diverse settings, such as:
- Local clinics
- Accident and emergency departments
- Out-of-hours services
We are recruiting for both public and private healthcare facilities. By joining The Guild, you will be entitled to the highest rates of pay and a comprehensive benefits package. If you meet the set prerequisites outlined above, start your journey by registering with us today.
What we’re looking for
At the Scottish Nursing Guild, we are committed to exceptional patient care, even during short-notice shifts or in hard-to-reach areas. To uphold this commitment, we need professionals who resonate with our core values and are dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients.
Prior to enrolling with us, please ensure you match the stated requirements at the top of this page to guarantee a smooth application procedure.
Why choose the Scottish Nursing Guild for surgical first assistant jobs
The Scottish Nursing Guild are the leading agency for healthcare professionals, with surgical first assistant roles throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. We acknowledge the commitment required for these roles, which is why we are one of the highest paying nursing agencies, and also offer an outstanding benefits package including:
- Excellent pay rates
- Coverage of NMC/NMBI registration costs
- Reimbursement for commuting expenses
- Complimentary annual flu jabs
- 24/7 professional advice
- Access to exclusive career development programmes
After successfully registering with us, you’ll have the chance to use our straightforward Quick Nurse platform. This platform allows you to efficiently search for and book surgical first assistant shifts. Simply update your available hours, and we’ll propose compatible shifts that fit your timetable.
With Quick Nurse, you can balance your work with us and another part-time or full-time role, as you enjoy the flexibility to pick shifts based on your availability. You possess full autonomy in choosing your desired shifts, including specific days and times.
We are recruiting for surgical first assistant jobs in the following locations:
The Scottish Nursing Guild recruits professionals for surgical first assistant roles in major cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork and Dublin, along with smaller towns and local communities.
Occasionally, shifts may require working in remote areas, but we cover travel expenses to support you in reaching these locations.
If you want to join the Scottish Nursing Guild, register with us today to start your career with us.
Frequently asked questions
You’ll need a minimum of 12 months experience in the last 18 months, working in an intensive care setting (general, cardiac, neuro or burns).
We have shifts located in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Just use the Quick Nurse app to browse surgical first assistants jobs based on your location and you will instantly find the closest shifts available.
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Refer them and earn a cash bonus once they work their first few shifts.
Currently available in the Republic of Ireland only.
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