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Nurse Team Leader Coordinator - Theatres

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Nurse Team Leader Coordinator - Theatres who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for secondment posts for 1 year for dynamic individuals to undertake the role of theatre coordinator within the Theatre areas.

You will be responsible for the coordination of thetheatre department including managing daily staffing requirements, supporting theatre teams to manage list efficiency, problem solving and amending rosters, Deputising for Band 7. Liaising with multi-disciplinary teams to manage elective and emergency services.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To provide effective and visible leadership, expertise, advice, and support to the theatre department team and ensure the provision of high-quality care to patients and families.

To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner

To assist in the safe, effective, and efficient management of the department within allocated resources

To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of a theatre team leader.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The advert gives a brief introduction to the job role for further in depth role requirements please see attached job description .

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • RGN and/or ODP
  • Registration with NMC/HCPC
  • Evidence of on-going dynamic continuing professional development
  • Mentorship / preceptorship qualification
  • Leadership or management training
  • Evidence of fulfilling PREP/CPD.

Previous Experience


  • Significant theatre organisational experience and skills within the clinical area
  • Experience within relevant clinical environment with significant knowledge of the clinical speciality
  • Teaching, supervision and managerial experience
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care


  • Previous experience of change in management and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Participation in formulation of procedures to ensure best practice
  • Implementation of personal development plans
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Management of more than one theatre area
  • Experience in appraisal techniques



  • Has specialist skills in a relevant area of theatre work
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills
  • Able to motivate and develop team members
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Can delegate work when appropriate
  • Can organise and prioritise
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Basic computer skills
  • Can utilise data to provide meaningful information
  • Can effectively and efficiently run a suite of theatres
  • Can participate in the audit process
  • Can perform effectively in an emergency situation
  • Places value on the patient experience
  • Can participate in resource management



  • Understanding of professional and current issues in perioperative care
  • Awareness of equality and diversity
  • Understands importance of implementing research based practice
  • Knows of patient focused approach
  • Understands Clinical Governance
  • Understands the value of teamwork
  • Knows the aims of the Trust
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues


  • Ability to carry out an audit and interpret and collate information and data
  • Ability to formulate and implement Trust policies and procedures

Other Requirements


  • Be able work within an environment which where you will be exposed to blood, body tissue and body fluids.
  • Be able to work in close proximity to patients undergoing open and closed operative procedures.
  • Be able to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have excellent vision with / without glasses
  • Able to stand still for long periods of time which could be for the duration of any operative procedure
  • Able to work in an environment with high levels of physical activity Moving and Handling (including use of appropriate supporting equipment) Twisting Bending Pulling and pushing
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognises and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities. Understands the impact on equality, diversity and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
  • Role model our Trust values every day

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Main Theatres Lister Hospital



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