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Obstetrics Theatre Team Lead

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Obstetrics Theatre Team Lead

Hours per week: 37.5 (7 day working pattern with some unsocial hours)

Salary: �35,392-�42,618

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

Interview Date: 16th May 2024
  • To provide exemplary care of patients within the perioperative and assist in the management and organisation of care provision in the operating theatre.
  • To support the Senior Team Leaders/Theatre Manager to manage a team of practitioners ensuring the development and maintenance of high standards of Perioperative care.
  • To take responsibility for the day-to-day operational and resource management of the clinical area.
  • To take the lead for specific areas of professional practice as delegated by the Senior Team Leaders.
  • Acts as a leader, delegating appropriate tasks and supervising the standard of care delivered by more junior qualified staff, unqualified staff and student nurses/ODP's in the perioperative team.
  • To take responsibility for operational and financial resource management, as delegated by Senior Team Leaders / Theatre Manager.
  • To deputise for the Senior Team Leaders in their absence.
  • Preceptorship of Newly Qualified Practitioners,

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

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Main duties of the job

  • Deliver a high standard of perioperative care without direct supervision, based upon a sound evidence base.
  • To provide skilled clinical assistance to the anaesthetic and recovery teams.
  • Undertakes and document comprehensive, systematic and accurate perioperative care assessment of the physical social and spiritual needs of the patient where appropriate.
  • Creates and utilizes opportunities to promote health and wellbeing of patients in their care.
  • Leads a perioperative team to manage a group of patients throughout a shift.
  • Working within the NMC/HCPC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising one's own abilities and limitations.
  • Maintain a good standard of communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives, and colleagues.
  • To ensure 24-hour cover, working rotational shifts to include earlies, lates, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Influence and monitor the standards of direct patient care delivery in accordance with best practice and operational protocols and guidelines.
  • Promote good working relationships within the perioperative teams providing appropriate advice and support.
  • Facilitate the development of standards of care and assist with the implementation of appropriate monitoring techniques.


About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide exemplary care of patients within the perioperative and assist in the management and organisation of care provision in the operating theatre.
  • To support the Senior Team Leaders/Theatre Manager to manage a team of practitioners ensuring the development and maintenance of high standards of Perioperative care.
  • To take responsibility for the day-to-day operational and resource management of the clinical area.
  • To take the lead for specific areas of professional practice as delegated by the Senior Team Leaders.
  • Acts as a leader, delegating appropriate tasks and supervising the standard of care delivered by more junior qualified staff, unqualified staff and student nurses/ODPs in the perioperative team.
  • To take responsibility for operational and financial resource management, as delegated by Senior Team Leaders / Theatre Manager.
  • To deputise for the Senior Team Leaders in their absence.

In conjunction with the Professional Development Team, (Theatres), assist with the Training & Development Programmes for the following group of staff:
  • Preceptorship of Newly Qualified Practitioners,
  • Training & Development programmes Registered Practitioners
  • Return to Practice staff
  • Mentorship of Nursing/ODP students/ODP Apprenticeship/Nursing Associate
  • Mentorship/Training & Development programmes Support Worker

Main duties and Responsibilities

1.0 Clinical
  • Deliver a high standard of perioperative care without direct supervision, based upon a sound evidence base.
  • To provide skilled clinical assistance to the anaesthetic and recovery teams.
  • Undertakes and document comprehensive, systematic and accurate perioperative care assessment of the physical social and spiritual needs of the patient where appropriate.
  • Creates and utilizes opportunities to promote health and wellbeing of patients in their care.
  • Leads a perioperative team to manage a group of patients throughout a shift.
  • Working within the NMC/HCPC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising ones own abilities and limitations.
  • Maintain a good standard of communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives, and colleagues.
  • To ensure 24-hour cover, working rotational shifts to include earlies, lates, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Influence and monitor the standards of direct patient care delivery in accordance with best practice and operational protocols and guidelines.
  • Promote good working relationships within the perioperative teams providing appropriate advice and support.
  • Facilitate the development of standards of care and assist with the implementation of appropriate monitoring techniques.
  • Managerial
  • Ensure that all staff working within the Policies, Procedures of the Trust in line with NMC/HCPC Guidelines.
  • Ensure that adequate resources are available to meet the needs of the patients. Assist with the management of the department resources in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure that all equipment for patient use is kept in good working order
  • Ensure that adequate skill mix is available to meet the needs of the patients. Planning the appropriate skill mix and staffing levels using competent duty rostering skills. Make every effort to remedy deficits should they arise. If deficits are irresolvable contacting the appropriate Senior Staff for support.
  • Support Senior Team Leader in ensure that concerns and complaints from patients, visitors or colleagues are resolved where possible and report to Theatre Manager
  • Be conversant with all Trust Emergency Procedures.
  • Use computerised systems to support the provision of patient care and treatment.
  • Deputise for the Senior Team Leader.
  • As part of the Directorate Team assist with the development and implementation of the Trusts Business Plan and Strategy for Nursing.
  • Educational and Training
  • Maintaining a positive attitude to continuing professional education in order to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for safe and effective perioperative practice.
  • Maintaining standards by ensuring that evidenced based practice underpins all health care inventions.
  • Participate in Trust Appraisal System
  • Possess a clear understanding of Clinical Governance in relation to standards
  • In collaboration with the Senior Team Leader and the Professional Development Team (Theatre), ensure effective orientation, supervision and mentorship programmes are in place.
  • Facilitate the development of perioperative practice founded on up-to-date information and research.
  • Create a learning environment which actively facilitates learning.
  • Undertake training sessions in theatre environment evaluating effectiveness within clinical care in patients using appropriate audit tools.
  • To take responsibility for professional development including Statutory and Mandatory training for self and others as per Trust policy.

4.0 Professional
  • Ensures that the Senior Team Leader/Theatre Manager is informed of any Professional concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure that Revalidation requirements for NMC/HCPC Registration are adhered to.
  • Ensures current registration with NMC/HCPC of all Registered Practitioners
  • To act as an ambassador for the clinical environment promoting a professional approach to leadership
  • Human Resources

Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff below Band 6.

5.2 Ensure that the off duty/daily work rota meets the needs of the service considering the skill-mix required for the theatre sessions scheduled

5.3 Ensure that the Annual Leave/Bank Holiday entitlement meets the needs of the staff, skill mix and service requirement

Relationships
  • All theatre staff
  • All HSDU Staff
  • Patients and their relatives/carers
  • Surgeons and anaesthetists
  • Ward and other departmental staff
  • Representatives from appropriate firms and companies

Special Requirements
  • Provide on-call/stand-by cover as necessitated by departmental needs
  • During night duty, may be required to call in a second team.
  • Provide cover for extra-theatre activities e.g. maternity, cardiac arrest team, trauma team, external transfers, x-ray,
  • Be able to cannulate and administer intravenous drugs
  • Be able to catheterise all patients


Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years post registration within the Perioperative environment
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development
  • Ability to Mentor and assess all grades of staff
  • Band 5 experience within the Perioperative environment


Desirable

  • Experience of Clinical Audit
  • Experience of Resource/Budgeting Management


Qualification and Professional Training

Essential

  • Mentoring & Assessing Qualification
  • Registered General Nurse and/or Registered Operating Department Practitioner


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Experienced Recovery Practitioner
  • Experienced Anaesthetic Practitioner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and flexibly as part of a team


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Enthusiastic
  • Positive working relationships
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Good Health record
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet required deadlines
  • Evidence based practice
  • Computer literate


Other

Essential

  • A commitment to equal opportunities


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot NHS Trust Hospital

College Street

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

CV10 7DJ

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