Sister/ Charge Nurse/Team Leader – Cardiac Scrub

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inc
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The new Barts Heart Centre has brought together the services of some of the best cardiovascular experts in the country who will work together to create a single specialist centre for cardiovascular disease to cover all our local communities.

You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we realise a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve services for today's patients and future generations and create a world class cardiovascular service. This post is for our Thoracic and Robotics Theatres.

The development of a new centre has created vacancies for Band 6 senior cardiothoracic scrub practitioners. We are looking to recruit skilled and experienced individuals who are looking for a new challenge. They will be providing clinical leadership support across the cardiac surgical programme delivered in a new 10 theatre complex with cardiac, thoracic, Robotic and thorocoabdominal aneurysm surgery, complex electrophysiology cases and the nationally recognised Heart Attack Centre which services North and East London. There is the opportunity to develop leadership skills, mentorship and development of junior staff members and look towards opportunities for further academic studies. There is the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, spend time mentoring junior staff and reinforcement of safe practice within a large theatre setting.

Main duties of the job

Be a proficient practitioner in Cardiothoracic Theatres, the post holder acts as a professional role model and clinical teacher. He/she also provides effective mentorship and supervision, participating in the education and training of nursing and non-nursing staff.

To ensure safe, efficient timely individualised care is delivered in line with local and national targets.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which ourWeCarevalues and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder is expected to actively promote and implement the Trusts equal opportunities policies and procedures.
  • The post holder must at all times carry out duties and responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts equal opportunities policies and procedures.
  • The post holder must ensure that personal information for patients, members of staff and all other individuals is accurate,up-to-date,kept secure and confidential at all times in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998,the Caldicott principles and the common law duty of confidentiality.
  • The post holder must follow the record keeping guidelines established by theTrust to ensure compliancewith the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
  • The post holder is expected to take responsibility for self-development on a continuous basis, undertaking on-the-job and other training as required.
  • The post holder is required to familiarise him/herself with and comply with the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • The post holder must be aware of individual responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and identify and report, as necessary, any untoward accident, incident or potentially hazardous environment.
  • All staff must ensure that they comply with the Trust's Infection Control policies and procedures and undertake relevant training for any deficit in their practice and knowledge. Staff must take personal responsibility for their own actions in relation to infection prevention and control practices during their day to day work.
  • The post holder is expected to develop IT skills.
  • The post holder may be required to undertake duties at any location within the Trust, in order to meet service needs.

Person Specification



  • Experience at band 5 for a minimum of 3 years, 2 years cardiothoracic theatre experience.
  • Supervision on non-registered staff.
  • Pre-registration and post basic students.
  • Evidence and ability to mentor.
  • Ability to manage the clinical area efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relatives/carers and staff.



  • Good inter personal skills with the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods, both written and oral.
  • Ability to plan, allocate and supervise the work of the team.
  • Able to work in a fast changing challenging environment actively supporting and promoting planned change.
  • Good understanding of current NHS issues and requirement for efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining quality.
  • Evidence of competent clinical skills.
  • Able to encourage/instruct all staff to use resources effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications And Knowledge


  • Registered nurse.
  • Recognised post graduate theatre course.
  • ENB176 Mentorship Course Evidence of Leadership

Personal and people development


  • Able to take the lead and work as part of an inter professional team.
  • Assertive, approachable and motivated.
  • Evidence of continued personal learning.



  • Effective communication using a variety of methods to all levels within the department.-
  • Able to work flexible hours and participate in the on call rota to meet service requirements.

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