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Deputy Team Leader / Senior Anaesthetic Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have multiple vacant posts for Deputy Team Leader / Senior Anaesthetic Practitioner in the West Wing Operating Theatre Department. The WW theatre complex is a 14 theatre unit and 5 satellite areas where elective and emergency surgery takes place. Specialities include Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial, ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastics, General Paediatrics, Paediatric Orthopaedics, and Craniofacial surgery. You are expected to provide care to Adults, Children and Neonates.

Main duties of the job


Are you looking for a challenge to work in a dynamic perioperative environment?

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and make a difference in perioperative patient care.

We currently have exciting opportunities for Band 6 SENIOR ANAESTHETICPRACTITIONER in the WW theatre Oxford University Hospital.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated staff member in WW Anaesthetic Practitioners. You will be expected to have at least 3 years of extensive experience in Anaesthetics and have completed an equivalent practice supervisor/assessor course. Applicants must have excellent communication, informed negotiating, and effective leadership skills to thrive in a busy team environment. You will be encouraged and supported to further develop using the learning opportunities available. There is a structured orientation programme and appraisal system in place to support your development whilst being supported by your team leader and education team. The directorate has a comprehensive Education Strategy to underpin the development of all grades of staff within theatres, to facilitate career development and progression.

Please see the accompanying job description

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached agenda for change JR/WW Anaesthetic band 6 job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice), ODP HCPC registration or National certification in area of Practice.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an ongoing NMC/HCPC revalidation
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in anaesthetics or recovery
  • Evidence of achievement of a NMC or HCPC approved Mentorship qualification.
  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice


  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post or equivalent qualification for ODPs

Leadership and Management


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team leaders/unit coordinator.
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective care delivery
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety.


  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Previous substantive management experience of specific clinical area

Qualities and Attributes


  • Being self-aware and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Resilient under pressure

Values and Behaviours


  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork.
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.
  • Able to proactively support colleagues in the delivery of care commensurate with Trust values and behaviours

Clinical Practice


  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice.
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient's notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to proactively contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff
  • Demonstrates ability to manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients
  • Competent to administer intravenous medicines

Quality and development


  • Understanding of professional and current issues related to area of practice
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence perioperative practice relating to the area of clinical practice, management education and research
  • Able to identify own learning needs and ensure own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments
  • Able to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge nursing practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.
  • Previous evidence of leadership within practice and the multi- disciplinary team


  • Recognition as having abilities for innovation within their sphere of practice

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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