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Clinical Lead Practitioner - Day Surgery (WBCH Thatcham)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Clinical Lead Practitioner - Day Surgery Unit (West Berkshire Community Hospital, Thatcham)

PLEASE NOTE: This post is based at West Berkshire Community Hospital (WBCH), London Road, Benham Hill, Thatcham, RG18 3AS.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to lead the Hospital Day Surgery team at the West Berkshire Community which is part of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with a passion for Endoscopy or day surgery

Excellent leadership qualities will be required to embrace our Trust CARE values being an advocate for delivering outstanding care to our patients and meeting the priorities of both our patients and staff.

You will need to be an inspirational leader who has the passion to deliver excellence in all aspects of nursing care and will need to be able to demonstrate excellent transformational skills in order to drive improvements in both practice and learning.

Main duties of the job

Manage people and financial resources to ensure the effective operation of the team for which they are responsible. Ensure applicable skill-mix and appropriate caseload management at all times.

Allocate work and assess performance of the team members objectively against set criteria/competencies. Be responsible for ensuring individual performance review and personal development plans are completed for self and team members. Provide clear feedback to team in a way that is conductive to maintaining and improving performance. Work closely with Employee Relations as appropriate.

Establish and maintain good two-way communication channels with Lead Nurse, team members and all relevant stakeholders.

Be responsible for standard of nursing care delivered in work area. Display evidence that staff provide holistic, evidence-based, patient-centred care.

Responsible for the standards of cleanliness in the clinical area and for a well maintained environment.

About us

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the management, clinical leadership and overseeing a team of professionally registered nurses and ODPs, HCAs and support staff within the clinical specialty.

The post holder will work to ensure the delivery of an excellent service to patients on a 24-hour basis.

The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team, including clinicians, support services and other speciality leads to ensure safe and effective service delivery.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the lead nurse/practitioner and Matron for Theatres and Anaesthetics with continuous service improvements and initiatives. Working to ensure team engagement across all specialities.

The post holder will work to manage people and financial resources within the specialty to ensure safe and effective service delivery.

The post holder will work with the Directorate management to ensure delivery and compliance with key performance indicators and performance targets, whilst actively promoting the Trust values.

The post-holder displays excellent communication and leadership skills, and is responsible for the day-to-day line management of the team for which they are responsible.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Evidence of Band 6 development programme completion or equivalent
  • Recognised mentorship qualification/training
  • Evidence of further clinical and management education
  • Education to degree level



  • Substantial clinical scrub and/or anaesthetic experience including emergency pathway
  • Extensive knowledge of major surgery, recovery and/or anaesthetics
  • Participation in change management
  • Ability to facilitate the management of change
  • Experience in leading in clinical audit and delivery of outcomes
  • Experience of supporting a broad range of students within theatres to meet their learning needs

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


West Berkshire Community Hospital

London Road, Benham Hill


RG18 3AS

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