UK-Med Register – Theatre Nurse

Are you an experienced Theatre Nurse that can work under pressure to support UK-Med during medical emergencies responses?

Role: Theatre Nurse – Register

Hours: UK-Med Register role, no guarantee of any work, but if deployed work will be full-time

Duration: Register members who deploy will be offered fixed-term contracts. The duration will depend on the requirements of the response, but most responses are between 4 and 12 weeks

Pay: GBP £3,300 to GBP £3,600 gross per month (Dependant on assignment and experience)

Location: Internationally / any of the UK-Med response including Ukraine and or to various other locations

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the British National Health Service, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are seeking Theatre Nurses with previous experience working in humanitarian contexts. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 4-6 weeks (longer availability is highly desirable) to join our register.

You will be centred around providing safe and effective surgical care to individuals affected by crises and emergencies.

You will be responsible for Ensuring Patient Safety this includes maintaining a sterile environment, adhering to infection control practices, and implementing safety protocols to prevent surgical site infections and other complications.


You will be Providing High-Quality Perioperative Care, this involves collaborating with the surgical team to ensure proper patient preparation, assisting during surgical procedures, monitoring patients’ vital signs, administering medications, and facilitating a smooth surgical workflow.


You will need to be prepared and ready to provide immediate nursing care during critical incidents, mass casualty situations, or trauma cases. You will assist in resuscitation efforts, manage life-threatening situations, and provide essential support to the surgical team.

You must hold a current nursing license and be able to demonstrate your current and unconditional membership of a suitable registering organisation. You must hold specific qualifications / professional registrations in Nursing Science/Degree.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn.  Language skills will be an advantage. We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through and influential role in humanitarian programming.

At the same time UK-Med tries to provide feedback to applicants and share with them where they have fallen short in the competitive process, it may be very difficult to provide individual feedback. Especially looking at the large number of applications UK-Med receives and the multiple recruitments taking place at the same time, specifically during times of ongoing emergency surges.

To express your interest:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Theatre Nurse – Register –  July 2023 before applying for this role.

Applications must be submitted  no later than Friday 4th of August 2023

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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