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Clinical Anaesthetics Lead

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking a highly experienced and qualified Anaesthetic Nurse / Practitioner / ODP with a post registration anaesthetic qualification to join our fantastic team at Lewisham Hospital.

We have 11 theatres across two floors of the hospital and have a fantastic Theatre team.

All the following are to be carried out while working in close collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team led by a Consultant. To demonstrate clinical expertise within the speciality and work autonomously, managing own allocated clinics independently and seeking guidance/support when necessary.

Main duties of the job

Management and leadership of anaesthetic nursing / practitioners / ODP team, you will be expected to work collaboratively with the Anaesthetists. Responsible for staff rostering, training and development including PDR's as well as contributing to policies and actively participate in all governance activities including investigating medicines incidents.

To become an essential member, and point of contact and resource for the multi-disciplinary team and patients and carers.

Carries out diagnostic/therapeutic interventions as an independent practitioner, interprets, writes reports and commences further possible treatment on the basis of the findings.

Carries out complex therapeutic/investigational procedures under indirect supervision of the Consultant. Ensuring that they are carried out using safe practice and under agreed guidelines/protocols to ensure that the highest possible standard is obtained based on competent clinical practice.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Autonomously or in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, manage the care of patients carrying out relevant interventions, within agreed clinical protocols and in line with current practice/trends.

    To offer a supportive service to patients and their carers, disseminating specialist knowledge enabling individuals to try and adapt to any changes to their body image and life experiences. Liaising with other healthcare professionals when necessary.

    To provide, promote and maintain a support and advice service to patients and their carers, to include provision of information giving from diagnosis through to all stages of the disease process, in liaison with relevant healthcare professionals.

    To maintain accurate and legible records of all clinical and legal documentation with regard to Statutory and Trust policies.

    To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care within the acute and community setting

    To control patient admission via direct referral and with consultant guidance and supervision.

    Be aware of, understand, and act upon the Divisional Business Plan, with particular reference to Anaesthetic care of the patient in order to participate in the re-formulation of nursing/midwifery aspects of the plan.

    When required, investigate the aspects of incidents/complaints and initiate corrective action.

    Person Specification



    • MSc level learning
    • Relevant professional/clinical qualification (RN/ RODP)
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience Possession of relevant education/teaching certification
    • Possession of speciality post registration certificate or equivalent


    • oKnowledge of quality standards



    • Evidence of experience within operational management in an acute hospital setting in a senior nurse/ODP/midwife role
    • Evidence of experience within the relevant speciality / service
    • Effective leadership skills and an understanding of leadership and change management practice
    • Evidence of having developed team working skills and implemented team working practices - this includes the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve all team members


    • oLead an audit and/or research
    • oLeading a service



    • oExcellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • oComputer Skills
    • oAbility to conduct own project successfully


    • oChange management

    personal Qualities


    • oMaturity and self-awareness
    • oCreative, lateral thinker
    • oOpen, participative, dynamic and supportive leadership with a flexible management style

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust



    High Street


    SE13 6LH

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