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Department Manager - Bassetlaw Operating Theatres

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Full time permanent band 7 Theatre Manager for Bassetlaw Theatres. Clinical Specialist Services Division will be recruiting a highly motivated and innovative experienced theatre nurse / Operating Department Practitioner with proven experience of leading / managing within the theatre environment.

The successful candidate will join the current senior team to progress development of the Theatre service with a particular focus on maternity services, orthopaedics, urology, vascular, ophthalmology and general surgery at Bassetlaw NHS Trust.

Recent experience of working within theatres is essential.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a flexible approach to improving theatre outcomes and patient flow across a range of surgical specialties. Proven ability to work in collaboration with a range of clinicians / managers across differing Clinical Divisions is essential. The post holder will be expected to further develop the theatre team in the first assistant role, improving patient flow and enhancing career development opportunities within the theatre environment.

Candidates will be required to have a clear vision for developing the clinical abilities of the workforce and nurturing a highly skilled team across Bassetlaw Theatres. The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the existing senior management team including lead clinician's across a range of specialties, therefore excellent communication skills will be essential.

About us

All staff and volunteers working within the trust have a duty to be aware oftheir own and the organisation's roles and responsibilities for safeguardingand protecting children and young people, and vulnerable adults. You mustbe competent to recognise abuse, respond appropriately and contribute tothe processes for safeguarding, accessing training and supervision asappropriate to your role.

The prevention and control of infection is an integral part of the role of allhealth care personnel. Staff members, in conjunction with all relevantprofessionals will contribute to the prevention and control of infection through standard infection control practices and compliance with the Trust's infection control policies in order to ensure the highest quality of care to patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As leader of a defined clinical area and an expert practitioner, liaise,guide and advise the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies inthe provision of optimum patient care.

Be responsible for ensuring the environment and ward processes areresponsive to the needs of patients and their carers recognising theimportance of privacy, dignity and diversity.

Individuals will be highly visible in their clinical areas, workingalongside, and leading the team in a clinical supervisory role.

Maintain high levels of visibility at visiting times to facilitate proactive communication with patients and carers.

Acting as a role model, employ professional behaviour that encourages and coaches their team members to challenge their current competencies, whilst seeking opportunities to enhance their roles. This includes the creation of a culture of appraisals and personal and professional development whilst setting clear smart objectives to meet the needs of the individual, clinical area and organisation.

Proactively maintain and foster clear lines of communication between the clinical staff and the Divisional management team.

Act as a conduit between ward staff to ensure effective communication between the Divisional management team and the ward.Ensure processes are in place to facilitate effective communicationbeing established with all disciplines, patients and relatives, that meets individual needs.

Arrange and chair regular theatre team meetings ensuring agreed actions are minuted and reviewed.

To promote the concept of a carbon responsible employer within thearea of responsibility and actively participate in all trust initiativesaround sustainable futures and green issues.

Lead and develop a robust recruitment and retention strategy withintheir area of responsibility, ensuring a workforce fit for purpose.

Deploy staff in line with the trust roster policy, which is reflective of the skill mix and patient dependency, to ensure safe and appropriatenursing care is provided at all times. This includes full compliance with the roster calendar and effective management of planned absences to enable proactive management of staffing shortfalls.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of departmental management skills & knowledge
  • Evidence of knowledge and leadership skills in theatre practice.
  • Minimum of 2 years Band 6 evidence of experience


  • Evidence of research based practice

Interpersonal Skills


  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills within multi-disciplinary team
  • Clinically/professionally credible
  • Demonstrate high standards of nursing care
  • Evidence of experience in the PDA process.
  • Evidence of effective sickness management

Organisational Skills


  • Ability to develop and monitor research based quality care.
  • Evidence of ability to manage change
  • Ability to manage resources across several surgical specialities.



  • RGN/NVQ3 ODP/C&G 752 with evidence of current registration

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