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Assistant Clinical lead for Anaesthetics (ODP or Anaesthetic Nurse)

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon Essex
£35,392 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

If you want to be part of a highly motivated patient focused team then we are looking for you.

We need to recruit 2 experienced ODP's or anaesthetic Nurses to join our Theatre Team here at Basildon Hospital. We are part of an MSE and there are always opportunities for you to work across the sites if desired and to gain experience within our Cardio Thoracic Theatres.

We cover many specialities and there are opportunities to extend and further develop your skills by attending or undertaking study days and courses.

Main duties of the job

We take pride in ourselves on being a warm and welcoming team and work within the ethos that \the patient is the most important person in the room. We value our staff as well as our patients. This really is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and move your career forward in a best learning environment.
  • Ensuring a high standard of patient care supported by evidence-based practice
  • Quality and timeliness of service provided by the Anaesthetic & Recovery speciality teams
  • Taking the lead for ensuring that the clinical needs of the theatre service, including all outreach areas are being met
  • Work with the Theatre Manager/Matron to ensure effective utilisation of all theatre staff
  • Deputise for the Clinical Leads.
  • To Support the Departmental Education & Practice facilitators in ensuring surgeons and staff receive appropriate training prior to the introduction of new procedures/equipment.
  • To ensure junior team members have annual appraisals and Personal Development Plan agreed and are assessed on their ability/competence in line with the KSF.
  • To formulate and participate in on call rotas as deemed necessary.
  • Ensure that the IT e.g.: ORMIS and HealthRoster systems are maintained
  • Ensure Best Value and LEAN principles are applied to all aspects of the service.

  • About us

    Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

    From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

    We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    This position requires the post holder to support the Clinical Leads and Theatre Manager/Matron in the general management at unit level and the management of the anaesthetic in-patient and day- case service operative in all theatre areas, ensuring the team is dedicated to delivering excellent anaesthetic care, throughout the patients journey.

    The post holder needs to be visionary and dynamic to assist the clinical leads and Theatre Manager/Matron in driving the team forward in a rapidly changing environment - To assist the clinical leads and Theatre manager/matron in developing and managing junior member of the team The post holder will ensure they keep up to date with the Trusts and Departments financial situation and contribute through best buys and cost improvement programmes, to ensure the department remains within budget.

    For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description.

    We look forward to your application.

    Person Specification



    • Professional registration (NMC)
    • A minimum of 3 years experience as an ODP or anesthetic Nurse in an operating room setting


    • Live Teaching Qualification or a willingness to undertake



    • Flexible to meet the needs of the service

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