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Lead Practitioner

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Practitioner to join our team at Queens Hospital Burton whilst being based at Sir Robert Peel Hospital Surgical Day Case Unit. This post will work in collaboration with the Senior Sister for the ward area.

The Surgical Day Case Unit comprises of one theatre offering all aspects of day case surgery including Ophthalmic, Orthopaedic, Urology, Gynaecology and General Surgeries alongside two endoscopy rooms undertaking diagnostic procedures.

The post holder will show a particular interest in Surgical Day Case activity supporting SRP and QHB Surgical Day Case Specialities. Full responsibility, accountability and leadership will be needed for the daily management and organisation of the Theatre, Endoscopy and Ambulatory suite. This will require assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of surgical, anaesthetic and recovery care to ensure a safe care environment to meet patient's needs.

Focus will be required to work closely with fellow Lead Practitioners and Senior Sisters in conjunction with the Clinical Theatre Manager and across the wider UHDB team, ensuring smooth, efficient and effective intra operative care delivery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in conjunction with the Senior Sister to provide clinical management, responsibility and leadership for the SDCU's to ensure a patient focused care delivery. This will incorporate undertaking a co-ordinator role, management of day-to-dayactivities, trouble shooting and working collaboratively with MDT to maximise efficiency of the service. A keen interest in driving and developing the SDCU's forward is required.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for financial budgets, targets and cost savings with regular Divisional Finance meetings with the Clinical Theatre Manager.

Ensuring that Guidelines, National and Local policies, Infection control measures, Audit collection and Quality Assurance is maintained and adhered too. From these assessments to provide improvement pathways to ensure best practice is achieved, which is evidencedbased.

Closing date of applications: 03 June 2024

Interview date: 17 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner NMC or HCPC


  • Has a mentorship qualification
  • Leadership qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Has significant clinical experience
  • Mentors students and staff members
  • Experience at a senior level


  • Has a wide range of scrub and or anaesthetic experience



  • Demonstrates leadership skills
  • Demonstrates team working
  • Proactive abilities


  • Able to manage a team

Skills and Ability


  • Demonstrates problem solving activates
  • Able to plan, organise and delegate care



  • Ability to communicate
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills
  • Able to facilitate situations

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Sir Robert Peel Hospital

Plantation Lane, Mile Oak,


B78 3NG

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