Lead Nurse Theatres

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year 0
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Nurse will support the Directorate Management Team to provide line managerial support and clinical leadership to teams within theatre.

They will support teams with the day-to-day delivery of clinical standards of care and the management of the nursing workforce, in accordance with set objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints, that ensures the delivery of a high quality, patient centred service that meets patient need.

The lead nurse is expected to be a highly visible individual who is able to influence across the wider organisation at all levels of seniority and they will support the Assistant Director of nursing by deputizing and ensuring the effective running of the department in their absence.

They will be responsible for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures utilising clinical audit, research and supervision of practice. They will support teams in the management of recruitment, appraisal, Continuing Professional Development and performance.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an experienced nurse leader to bring enthusiasm and positive energy to our excellent clinical teams.

The successful candidate will have the ability to recognise and support the talents of others and lead their team and the division in the delivery of an exemplary standard of care.

You will be someone who remains calm under pressure, with an ability to take charge when needed with an encouraging and supportive approach. Your attention to detail and clear passion for delivering an efficient, high quality service will stand you out from the crowd.

About us

Rochdale Care Organisation has a bright future ahead of it. Within the Division of Planned Care an opportunity has arisen for a secondment as the Assistant Director of Nursing Services (ADNS) managing our nursing teams within that Division. Planned care Division has a major focus on the elective surgical pathways in place through Rochdale including both main theatre and Ophthalmology pathways. The Division is diverse though and also contains outpatients and rheumatology specialities.

As a member of the senior nurse leadership team the post holder will be responsible for leading their teams on a day to day basis and supporting innovative and forward thinking care at what can only be described as a major turning point in the quality and accessibility of healthcare offered across the community.


We care about you as much as we care about our patients and want to make sure you have the best career possible with us. As such we offer:
  • A passionate and forward thinking executive leadership team
  • A committed workforce, dedicated to delivering high quality care to all
  • A Care Organisation with clear vision and strong links to its community
  • Flexibility and variety in the way you work

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Develop and maintain communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations.
  • Develop oneself and others in all areas of practice.
  • Maintain and develop an environment and culture that improves health, safety and security.
  • Work in partnership with others to develop, take forward and evaluate direction, for a range of policies, service developments and strategies for the whole group.
  • Develop a culture that improves quality and reduces harm.
  • Promote equality and value diversity.
  • Coordinate, monitor and review the use of financial resources.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor the delivery of services and I or other projects
  • Plan, develop, monitor and review the recruitment, deployment and management of people for the Division.
  • Accountable for the delivery of clinical care for the whole nursing service for the group.
  • Facilitate the development of capacity and capability

  • Person Specification



    • NMC registration



    • First Degree of portfolio evidence
    • Post basic qualification in management leadership Master's Degree or equivalent

    Knowledge, skills and experience


    • Substantial experience within specialty at a senior level in nursing
    • Evidence of leadership development
    • Effective communicator- able to communicate highly complex and sensitive information and demonstrate negotiation skills
    • Proven experience in quality improvement

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


    Rochdale Infirmary

    Whitehall Street


    OL12 0NB

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