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Band 6 Theatre Team Leader-Theatres

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will act as a role model for junior team members in the delivery of a consistent high standard of nursing/peri operative practice. They will deputise for the Lead Theatre Practitioner and will support the leadership and management of the department with particular emphasis on quality and clinical standards.

The post holder will have continuing clinical responsibility for managing the operating theatre cluster or recovery area / practice setting in the absence of the Lead Theatre Practitioner which will include: understanding finances, the deployment, delegation and supervision of all grades of staff and be visible and approachable for patients, staff and visitors.

Main duties of the job

*The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and/or Health and Care Professionals Council Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and other relevant professional guidelines.

*They will regularly take charge of the allocated operating theatre cluster including Emergency Theatres that cover 24 hours period over 7 days. Take responsibility for ensuring the coordination and direct provision of high standard of holistic, patient centred care by assessing care, peri-operative care and health education needs.

*To be designated to act as a deputy to the person holding continuing responsibility for the organisation and management of the allocated operating theatre cluster.

*To demonstrate and facilitate others to develop the necessary skills and experience in operating theatre cluster management and provide leadership in the absence of the Lead Theatre Practitioner.

*Use a range of techniques to set and monitor standards of clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to continually improve standards of care and patient experience.

*To support the development and implementation of audit, quality and risk management initiatives.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse / HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Knowledge of a broad range of theatre procedures and instrumentation/ processes equivalent to post graduate level acquired through Diploma / Degree plus experience and further study or qualification or an equivalent level of knowledge associated with the practice setting



  • Recent experience within theatres working as a registered practitioner in an acute practice setting involving the supervision / education of junior staff
  • Can demonstrate depth and breadth of experience of working in at least 2 areas of peri operative practice (anaesthetics , scrub or recovery ) , and in different specialties including elective and emergency practice settings
  • Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • Evidence of effective multi-professional working
  • Experienced mentor / assessor / student supervisor
  • Experience of supporting the implementation change including new procedures/ processes
  • Evidence of the ability to confidently lead / coordinate a shift / area of the department
  • Evidence of the ability to organise others and forward plan and review/adjust staff rotas

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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