Role: Theatre Nurse

Hours: Work will be full-time. Immediate start required no later than 1st September

Pay: Up to £2,900 GBP Gross per month (dependent on experience)

Duration: 4 months

Location: Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine  

This role is part of our Ukraine Programme and will be carried out within Ukraine.

Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (

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

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 for a Theatre Nurse with previous experience working in humanitarian contexts. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice and start no later than 1st of September 2023.

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.


How to apply

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack - Theatre Nurse - Ukraine - October 2023 before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and answer the application questions:

Please apply below, as soon as possible. Please note that this is a rolling recruitment process. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and hiring manager will review applications as they are received, decisions may be made at any time if a suitable candidate is identified.

Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country

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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