Health Care Assistant - Theatres

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Role Information:

We are seeking for motivated and enthusiastic Health Care Assistant to join the theatre team at OneWelbeck Surgery Centre in Central London, a facility offering a new perspective on day surgery in the U.K. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with leading specialists across multiple specialities as we embark on an exciting journey that offers huge personal and professional opportunities for all involved. Future plans include development of other centres in the UK and internationally.

  1. Closing Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  2. Salary: Competitive salary (experience dependent)
  3. Location: OneWelbeck Surgery Centre, Welbeck Street, London, UK

About OneWelbeck Surgery 

  • OneWelbeck Surgery was founded by a group of leading Consultants with a goal of developing a state-of-the-art day surgery centre in Central London near the Harley Street medical area.
  • The Surgery Centre includes 3 laminar flow theatres,12 ensuite patient pods and 3 step-up pods
  • The Centre caters Orthopaedic, General, Colorectal, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, ENT, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology and Pain Management procedures.

Key Responsibilities 

  • The post holder will be required to work as part of a skilled theatre team to support the provision of an effective and safe clinical service.
  • Work as part of a team under supervision to provide a safe, effective environment of care for patients, relatives and their carer’s. Under direction of a registered practitioner, to support a comprehensive level of care is given, maintaining high standards and continuity of care to patients.
  • Support the registered practitioners and consultants in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care.
  • Under the direction of a registered practitioner, undertake a range of delegated clinical peri-operative duties including record keeping, patient observations and specimen handling.
  • Assist the theatre practitioners in the checking of sterilised equipment, ensuring related paperwork is in order and completed correctly.
  • Communicate with peri-operative team, patients and their carers in a professional and compassionate manner. To escalate any concerns about a patient to the relevant practitioner immediately.
  • Assist patients when necessary whilst ensuring the dignity of the patient is maintained at all times, e.g. undressing, chaperoning, emotional and physical support overcoming barriers to communication as necessary.
  • Acting as a positive role model for peers, supporting other HCAs as required.
  • Maintain professionalism at all times and respect colleagues.
  • Careful moving and handling of equipment, wheelchairs and trolleys


  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a theatre setting (essential)
  • Current BLS certification (essential)
  • Experience in providing safe and effective intraoperative service in various specialities (desirable)

Key Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to set, implement and evaluate standards of practice
  • The ability to work across functions and to manage pressure
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary (experience dependent)
  • Attractive performance-linked incentives
  • Private medical insurance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday

How to apply

To apply, please email your current CV and cover letter to