Theatres Practice Educator band 7

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Theatres Practice Educator band 7 full time 37.5 hours per week

We require an experienced Practice Educator to work within our operating theatre departments at Epsom General Hospital to support staff in developing the advanced skills required to provide effective nursing care . Excellent clinical, leadership and communication skills are essential along with the ability to work in an innovative way. The successful candidate will be passionate about education, quality and safety as well as acting as an excellent role model.

The ideal candidate must be a Registered Nurse or ODP with experience of operating department nursing. The ability to build relationships with staff at all stages of their career to support them with the development of skills and competencies is essential.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

To be a clinical expert in all levels of Theatre nursing and to provide 'hands on' supervision of staff in clinical practice to promote the acquisition of new skills and knowledge.

In conjunction with team leaders and other members of the unit education team to be responsible for the assessment, supervision and development of all members of the nursing team.

In conjunction with other members of the unit education team to contribute to the planning, development and implementation of education and training programmes and opportunities for all members of the nursing staff.

To jointly co-ordinate, develop and manage the Theatre preceptorship course, Student Nurse / ODP's on Placement

To assist in the co-ordination and development of the Induction of new staff in Theatres

To be part of the Theatre Coordinator Team and cover any Coordinator shifts when colleagues are unavailable.

To carry out audits and reviews of practice and policies within the unit

To lead, or contribute to, the development of clinical practice polices and evidence-based practice as appropriate

To lead, or contribute to, the implementation of new policies and procedures

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse or ODP
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Theatre qualifications in two specialties
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Appropriate management or leadership courses



  • Significant and demonstrable experience in theatre practice
  • Experience in managing staff including appraisals, performance, absence, selection and recruitment
  • Budgetary experience particularly in staff and consumable cost
  • Experience in service development and support in change management
  • Extensive Knowledge in Education and Training within the Theatre environment


  • Experience of clinical audit

Skills and abilities


  • good communication skills, evidence of teaching and assessing
  • good organisational skills, able to work as part of a team
  • Sound understanding of clinical governance process

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust



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