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Head of Perioperative Services

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for an experience General Manager or equivalent to join our Trust as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

The Head of Perioperative Services is a key member of the Surgery Division Management Team, responsible for the operational management and delivery of clinical and professional standards within perioperative services. Perioperative services include theatres, anaesthetics, critical care, decontamination and sterile services, admissions and pre-assessment across the Trust sites (East Surrey and Crawley Hospitals).

The post holder will oversee the professional and clinical leadership for all non-medical teams working in theatres ensure the delivery of safe, effective and responsive high-quality services in accordance with agreed national and local operational and strategic objectives, quality standards and resource constraints.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly visible, accessible and proactive leader ensuring the achievement of optimal performance, including agreed clinical and financial outcomes.

You must have experience and be comfortable in developing and leading the implementation and communications of a strategic workforce and capacity plan for perioperative services, working closely with the Clinical Leads for timely resource planning decisions.

You will be an integral part of the Trust's operational leading team as you will be expected to undertake a Duty Manager [GM of the Day] role, and be part of the Silver On-call rota. You will be responsible for managing patient flow across the site and ensuring emergency access standards are achieved, ensuring colleagues across divisions are allocated relevant actions, as necessary.

For full details on the remit and responsibilities of this role please read the attached job description and person specification.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Cananda Drive



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