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Theatre Co-ordinator - Recovery

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated registered nurse/ODP with excellent clinical knowledge in Theatres and theatre recovery. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and should be able to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. Good organisational skills, flexibility and sound clinical skills in operating department procedures are essential. You will be required to demonstrate effective and resilient leadership and management skills.

This Band 7 role is vital to the continued development and support of staff in the operating department leading to an improved patient and staff experience. We encourage the development of our staff and support the further education of our team members in areas which benefit the service and our patients.

We have 10 theatres covering specialities from Orthopaedics, Colorectal, Gynae Oncology and Breast

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical and professional leadership to the Theatres department.
  • The post holder will be responsible as a member of the team for the maintenance of a high standard of patient care, working with the team to ensure that our Theatre services, are utilised efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist in the implementation of training and development needs of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To lead and develop a measurable service in line with national measures and clinical outcome measures.
  • To implement efficient strategies to ensure all resources are utilised effectively to achieve high standards of care.
  • To ensure theatre utilisation and productivity meets targets, by liaising with speciality teams to optimise theatre productivity. To work with the site theatre management meeting weekly to ensure that every list is utilised fully.
  • To provide clinical leadership to Theatre teams in balancing the challenges of providing safe services with excellent outcomes and in a way that delivers efficiencies and meets the expectations of patients, the public and the trust.
  • To hold professional accountability for patient safety and effective care with a particular focus on the strategic priorities of handover of care, preventable venous thromboembolic events, medication errors, catheter associated UTIs, falls with harm, pressure ulcers, sepsis Never Event's with associated near miss.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact James Lawless

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Registered Nurse/OPD First Degree
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development related to role


  • Diploma in Management
  • Master's Degree related to Nursing
  • Post graduate qualification

Clinical Skills and Experience


  • Expert Clinical Skills
  • Able to cope in demanding situations
  • Good comprehension
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • IT Literate
  • Good communication and motivation & facilitation skills
  • Staff development & empowerment
  • Negotiating & Influencing skills
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Credible leader
  • Credible change manager
  • Minimum of 2 years at Band 6 (or higher clinical grade) in a hospital setting
  • Minimum 6 years post registration experience
  • Equivalent to Degree Level or working towards


  • 5 years post registration experience in a variety of acute clinical settings
  • Some experience in budget management



  • Participates in regular clinical governance activity with evidence of annual audit project or quality improvement activity
  • Understands principles and concepts of clinical governance

Personal/professional attributes


  • Ensure registration with the relevant professional body is maintained and to practice within the professional codes of conduct of that body.

Other requirements


  • Upholds and models the Trust mission, values and behaviours
  • Demonstrates personal and professional pride in Nursing and the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust



Ramsgate Road



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