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Clinical Practice Lead - Main A Theatres

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Aintree Theatres are going through exciting transformational changes to deliver the future of Healthcare Services across Liverpool and we are seekinga dynamic and experienced individual in a newly created Clinical Practice Lead position to support, develop and facilitate clinical practice for practitioners new to the speciality, offering clinical guidance, reassurance and pastoral support.

The successful individual will:
o Have significant experience of working within the Orthopaedic Trauma and Emergency setting. o Have a desire to educate and support clinical teaching utilising a variety of teaching methods. o Have excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills. o Be accountable for the day-to-day supervision of practitioners in the speciality liaising with the Theatre Manager and Senior Practice Educator to ensure the delivery of safe, effective clinical care.
This role is clinical within the specialty but has educational and developmental responsibilities including, but not limited to, skills training, audit and research.

This post is open to both NMC registered Nurses and HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners.

Main duties of the job

To work in collaboration with the Theatre Unit Manager and Senior Practice Educator to identify and facilitate support for staff requiring development within the operating department including training staff in safe scrub skills/technique and theatre etiquette/professionalism.

To collaborate and work in partnership with clinical colleagues to maximise learning opportunities for theatre staff.

To work with and on behalf of the Senior Practice Educator providing support and advice on staff educational and development matters.

To establish robust working relationships with all service users and actively encourage and promote joint working in the pursuit of continuous service improvement.

To adapt and prioritise own workload.

To assist and support the Theatre Unit Manager and Senior Practice Educator in achieving clinical, operational and corporate objectives.

To ensure training and safe use of medical devices within the Theatre department.

To support Trust educational department to provide multi-disciplinary training involving but not limited to Simulation training as required.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Maintain a highly professional personal profile and update clinical knowledge and skills as an exemplar role model in clinical practice for theatre staff
  • Responsibility for ensuring theatre staff are developed to a high standard in clinical practice.
  • Promote staff and patient safety in theatre.
  • Provide support to all theatre teams, acting as a professional resource and facilitator for developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care to ensure clinical effectiveness.
  • Contribute to developing a culture that promotes equality and values diversity. Foster an environment conducive to learning and development of self and theatre staff.
  • Responsible for the clinical leadership of theatre teams as required.
  • To participate in the requirements of the out of hours normal service as required when necessary including weekends and on call duty across a 24 hour service within a range of working environments.

KEY DUTIES
  • To work in collaboration with the Theatre Unit Manager and Senior Practice Educator to identify and facilitate support for staff requiring development within the operating department including training staff in safe scrub skills/technique and theatre etiquette/professionalism.
  • To collaborate and work in partnership with clinical colleagues to maximise learning opportunities for theatre staff.
  • To work with and on behalf of the Senior Practice Educator providing support and advice on staff educational and development matters.
  • To establish robust working relationships with all service users and actively encourage and promote joint working in the pursuit of continuous service improvement.
  • To adapt and prioritise own workload.
  • To assist and support the Theatre Unit Manager and Senior Practice Educator in achieving clinical, operational and corporate objectives.
  • To ensure training and safe use of medical devices within the Theatre department.
  • To support Trust educational department to provide multi-disciplinary training involving but not limited to Simulation training as required.

CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain personal, professional knowledge and clinical competencies as required for NMC/HCPC.
  • In partnership with other stakeholders promote a culture of training, development and evidence based research in the pursuit of clinical excellence.
  • Lead and facilitate in training and support of theatre staff to ensure best practice is achieved.
  • To actively participate in selection and recruitment processes of staff in accordance with national legislation and local policies.
  • To participate in the induction and provision of orientation programmes for all new members of staff and mentorship of staff.
  • To support staff in the completion of peri-operative competencies and associated documentation.
  • To create and maintain high quality written and electronic records in accordance with data protection and relevant legislation.

LINE MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To work with the multi-professional theatre education department in the delivery of effective clinical educational programmes for theatre staff.
  • To ensure all records (patients, staff) are managed in accordance with good record keeping guidelines.
  • Support staff awareness and development to ensure emergencies are managed in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Support the Theatre Unit Manager/ Senior Practice Educator to reduce inefficiencies and ineffective utilisation of the operating theatres.
  • Support the development, implementation and periodic review of clinical protocols to ensure patient safety.
  • Participate and support staff in undertaking clinical audit.
  • Support both team leader (Appraiser) and the appraisee to complete annual appraisal and periodic review where needed.
  • Support the Theatre Unit Manager and Senior Practice Educator in ensuring that training and development needs that have been identified as part of a Personal Development Plan are properly supported by suitably qualified staff to achieve the plan.
  • Support and encourage the integration and development of knowledge and skills of staff throughout theatres and aim to develop a greater breadth of competencies enabling service flexibility and provision for the future.


Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive clinical knowledge within the speciality
  • Knowledge of different methods/styles for teaching and learning
  • Detailed understanding of a range of regulatory body requirements
  • Working knowledge of Inter-professional learning theory
  • Microsoft office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access


Other

Essential

  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Forward thinking and innovative
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Consistent high attention to detail and quality of work


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive clinical knowledge and skills within the speciality
  • Experience of teaching, supervising and assessing healthcare staff in the practice setting
  • Practical experience of facilitating change
  • Experience of developing and implementing new systems and procedures


Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC/HCPC Registration


Desirable

  • Current NMC/HCPC Registration
  • Masters level study relating to education in practice/equivalent


Skills

Essential

  • Extensive clinical skills within the designated speciality
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills able to engage and build effective relationships
  • Ability to teach and facilitate in a variety of settings with different groups of staff.
  • Able to plan, implement and evaluate teaching
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work flexibly, autonomously and as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aintree Theatres

Lower Lane

Liverpool

L9 7AL

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287-ASUR-66-24

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