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Trauma and Orthopaedic Senior Sister Theatres

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum/ inc HCAA
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust is a busy district general hospital situated near to London's Heathrow Airport.

The work is interesting and varied, the pace is fast but we can offer you a friendly and supportive environment with an excellent record of commitment to continuing professional development together with all the benefits of working for a Foundation Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our service for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated Theatre Sister / Charge Nurse to lead on Trauma and Orthopaedic services to join our friendly dynamic hard-working theatre team.

Our theatre suite at The Hillingdon has 7 theatres and 1 recovery unit. The specialities include robotics, orthopaedics/ trauma, gynaecology, urology, general / vascular and ophthalmic. This department has 24 hour theatre provision including obstetrics.

You will be fully supported in your role by the Theatre Sisters and the Operations Manager for Theatres

A commitment to participate in shift work is essential.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the effective and efficient operational management of the department/ward including budget control, clinical governance, staff development.Expected to provide professional leadership within the clinical area and provide direction and inspirational leadership to all members of the multi-disciplinary team within the area for which they are accountable for.

You will be involved in the development & guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery and the implementation of policies, procedures and standards of care relating to the service.
  • Support key working relationships with all members of the Multi-Professional Team, including Nursing and Medical staff, Allied Health Professionals and Support Workers.
  • Be responsible and accountable, within the Multi-Professional Team, for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the specialist nursing care for patients undergoing robotic surgery.
  • Assess, plan and implement patient treatment to provide holistic care in coordination with lead clinician, working across specialism's i.e. surgery and anaesthetics to deliver holistic care to individual patients

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services, including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit, and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals, and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe, and compassionate care, while we drive forward with the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills based


  • BSc (Hons) degree Nursing/ODP Current or equivalent qualification/training/experience, Mentorship Course
  • Minimum of five years recent experience in Theatre settings
  • Knowledge of Professional Codes of Conduct and their implications for practice.
  • Experience / evidence of ongoing professional development and actively participating in teaching and assessing.
  • Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills
  • Excels in using own initiative and decision making ability,
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflict and stressful situations
  • Ability to work as a team member, lead a team effectively, act as role model
  • Experience of audit and bench marking standard setting.


  • RCN clinical leadership programme
  • Trauma and Orthopaedic Experience Knowledge of current government and local health initiatives
  • Experience of developing and influencing change within clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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