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Quality and Improvement Lead - Theatres and Day Surgery

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

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Learning, Quality and Improvement Lead - Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Learning, Quality and Improvement Lead (Band 6) within Theatres/Day Surgery Unit.

You will work closely with the Senior Sister for Theatres and the Day Surgery manager to support the delivery and development of improved performance with the Theatres complex.

We are looking for someone that has a strong background in governance and is passionate about making a difference to the people of Dorchester and the surrounding areas that utilise our services.

You must have an excellent understanding of governance processes, including complaints management, PALS responses, duty of candour, serious incidents / RCA's and risk registers.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of this role are:
  • work closely with the Senior Sister for Main Theatres and the Day Surgery Manager to promote quality improvement.
  • Lead on specific programmes
  • Propose policy and service development
  • representing the Head of Theatre Services in complaints from patients and their carers.
  • Attend Trust meetings as a representative of Theatres and provide a review of quality, performance and risk information.
  • Facilitate the preparation and completion of capital bids and rolling replacements.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Teaching course/qualification



  • Significant post registration experience at Band 5 in Theatres/Day Surgery
  • An understanding of theatre utilisation and experience of WHO safety brief and the importance of Audit
  • Understanding of professional Theatre issues


  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor risk assessment tools to support the service, encouraging high quality delivery of a safe service
  • Understanding of policies and service changes. This includes NatSips.

Skills. Abilities and Knowledge


  • Evidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and patients


  • Evidence of ability to manage own time effectively
  • Understanding of clinical governance and ability to assist in establishing systems
  • Evidence of clinical technical services and advice when required to maintain the safe provision of patient care, assists in the development of safe, specialised programmes of care
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Support the Health and Safety Champions in the safety of the department and audits
  • Evidence of critical appraisal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Williams Avenue



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