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Senior Day Surgery Practitioner - Raedwald

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated registered ODP or Nurse with Day Surgery experience to join our management team at Raedwald Day Surgery Unit within the Garrett Anderson Centre.

At Raedwald Day Surgery Unit, we are committed to providing an excellent quality of care for our patients and a great working environment for our staff.

The Day Surgery Development Coordinator is a rewarding and varied specialist role where you will have the opportunity to take part in shaping and developing the day surgery staff and service, working closely with the Clinical Leads and Team Leaders.

This role is a great opportunity for a senior registered practitioner to develop their leadership skills and grow professionally in a clinical setting. You will be part of a supportive team that values professional development.

The purpose built unit consists of 4 operating theatres (covering different specialities), 24 adult cubicles, 7 children's cubicles and post anaesthetic recovery area.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a registered ODP or Nurse who:
  • Has excellent organisational and leadership skills.
  • Has credible clinical skills, and is keen to support clinical excellence by supporting staff throughout the day surgery unit.
  • Is self-motivated, adaptable and an agile thinker.
  • Has excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, with the ability to facilitate complex and challenging situations.
  • Can demonstrate experience of collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other healthcare professionals within the wider MDT

In this role you will:
  • Investigate incidents through the Datix reporting system.
  • Support new staff during the on-boarding process.
  • Mentor and coach junior staff, including creating teaching/learning materials.
  • Manage attendance and performance.
  • Coordinate a busy day surgery unit (theatres, wards and recovery) and manage skill mix.
  • Champion continuous service improvements.
  • Conduct appraisals and 1 to 1 conversations.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection and retention of staff.
  • Organise training to meet departmental needs, liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Support Health and Safety compliance by working with link staff to ensure risk assessments are up to date and actioned.
  • Perform clinical duties.
  • Support Stores Lead in ensuring procurement needs are met, sourcing alternatives as needed.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered ODP
  • Dip HE
  • Portfolio / CPD evidence


  • Post registration modules in day surgery/theatres, anaesthetic or post anaesthetic recovery
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • A recognised leadership/management qualification



  • Excellent clinical skills within specialty.
  • Proven experience within Surgery and Anaesthetics.
  • Knowledge of Theatre services.
  • Understands the Divisional / Corporate and National agenda.
  • Evidence of team building and leadership.


  • A recognised leadership/management qualification
  • Understanding of a Surgical Unit management
  • Experience in successful change management
  • Experience of equipment and stock management
  • Experience of continuous service improvements



  • NMC code of conduct and practice standards or HPC Standards of Proficiency
  • Demonstrates and implements clinically effective practice.
  • Understand current issues for clinical/day surgery practice.
  • Able to teach and assess specialist day surgery practitioner skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the current clinical practice to provide high quality patient focused care



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the post.
  • IT literate
  • Ability to motivate and encourage others.
  • To understand, follow and demonstrate the trust values


  • Negotiating and handling difficult people skills training

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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