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Trauma Theatre Team Lead

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The purpose of the Team Leader (TL) position is to provide on-going professional and clinical leadership and support within the Trauma Operating Theatres Team. The TL is expected todeliver perioperative care at utmost standard and working collaboratively with the clinicians (surgeons and anaesthetists) as part of the wider multi-professional team. This also includes working closely and maintaining effective intra-departmental and inter-departmental communication with the X-ray department, Trauma Unit/Ward and Trauma coordinators/ team.

This position may have the option to become a developmental post for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)

Generous Relocation Package available if moving from out of county.

The successful candidate will provide a high standard of evidence-based clinical leadership and have a substantial theatre experience in a range of specialities, particularly, in Trauma Operating Theatres.

The post holder is expected to provide and promote development of the knowledge, skills and attitude of staff to improve quality patient care guided with both local and national policies and standards.

Moreover, the post holder must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of supporting change and service improvement have excellent communication skills and an ability to work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team (clinicians, X-ray department, wards and coordinators).

In addition, the post holder will be expected to perform deputy role when the need arises, especially in the absence of the department manager.

Please note:

The role will be developmental for one (1) year and will re-assess for possible permanent job dependent on performance review.

If you would like to take a glimpse of some of our theatres please take a virtual tour of Trelawney theatres via Google Chrome:

And if you would like to see what working within theatres at RCHT looks like then please dive into our video :

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are, therefore, actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this position.

Person Specification



  • RN or ODP registration
  • scrub experience
  • Leadership and Management experience


  • years scrub experience
  • Experience in leading / in-charge of team on day-day basis

Essential and desirable


  • NMC/AHP registration
  • theatre scrub experience
  • Relevant Speciality scrub experience


  • theatre experience
  • Mentor / Practice Assessor / Practice Supervisor qualification
  • Leadership and Management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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