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Operational Manager - Planned Care

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The operational support manager will work within the Planned Care - Surgery Care Group, supporting the Associate Director and Senior operational manager to achieve excellence in our patient care and pathways.
  • Responsibility for the day to day management, delivery and development of a number of services and teams across the Planned Care - Surgery Care Group
  • Lead teams in the delivery of Trust KPIs linked to RTT pathways and cancer performance
  • Supporting teams to review patient pathways, including project plans and preparation of business cases, ensuring all services deliver a high standard of care which is efficient
  • Work with the Senior Operational Manager to ensure delivery of best value services.
  • To have responsibility for workforce to ensure that all staff are appropriately line managed, supervised and supported in accordance with the relevant policies of the employing agencies and best practice
  • As part of this post you would have responsibility for the day to day oversight of our theatres and admissions areas, including utilisation levels.

Consideration would be given to a developmental position, starting at Band 6.

Main duties of the job

  • To act with professionalism and integrity, being a role model to those around us and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity
  • Find solutions to problems and be able to demonstrate a positive approach to new challenges, encouraging others to do the same
  • Understand and identify barriers to understanding and communication and build skills to negotiate, motivate and persuade colleagues to contribute and agree to decisions
  • To provide a service that is tailored to meet the needs of our patients and to understand what our patients/customers need and be adaptable and responsive
  • Value diversity within the workplace
  • To provide a high-quality customer service which complies with relevant legislation
  • To be honest and learn from mistakes, and help to create a no-blame culture where people feel able to share and learn from experiences together
  • Responsible for the day-to-day coordination and monitoring of the service
  • To be prepared to deal with frequent interruptions
  • To work as part of the Trust wide ISU team, demonstrating effective communication, and working collaboratively with colleagues inside and out of the department
  • Ensure information on performance is delivered in a sensitive and comprehensive manner

About us

Torbay & South Devon Foundation Trust, Planned Care - Surgery Care Group, is recruiting two substantive Band 7 Service Managers, although a full-time position we welcome applicants who may want to work more flexibly.

You will be an experienced, dynamic and dedicated individual who can manage a cluster of specialities, prioritising a number of tasks at the same time.

The position compliments the current structure of Team Leaders, Practice Managers and Service Managers who work closely with Clinical and Nursing leads.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a cluster of specialities from within the Planned Care team including Theatres and Admissions. The final structure is not fully finalised.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .

Person Specification



  • Leadership / Management qualification
  • Educated to degree levels or equivilient experience
  • Operational service delivery
  • Understands hospital systems


  • Theatres experience / working knowledge
  • Project management
  • IT skills



  • High understanding of NHS targets
  • Lead and plan on service development / change
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Organisational skills with an ability to use initiative


  • Incident management
  • Rota management
  • Surgical speciality experience / knowledge



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Medium to long term planning
  • Team player
  • Management experience in a healthcare setting
  • Ability to work with MDT
  • Use of data

Operational Experience


  • 3 years + Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lawes Bridge



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