Personal characteristics and skills required (theatre nursing)
This page has information on the personal characteristics and skills needed for theatre nursing.
You'll need to be highly organised, flexible and able to prioritise effectively.
You’ll also need
- to be able to work in a highly technical area
- an attention to detail
- to concentrate for lengthy periods of time
- very good interpersonal skills
- to adapt to the environment including the potential to stand for long periods and react quickly in an emergency within a confined area
Values and behaviours
If you're applying for a role either directly in the NHS or in an organisation that provides NHS services, you'll be asked to show how you think the NHS values apply in your everyday work. The same will be true if you are applying for a university course funded by the NHS. In nursing, these values are defined by the 6Cs, part of the Leading Change, Adding Value framework: