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Unit Manager

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An experienced senior surgical/theatre registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner is required to lead and develop a team of theatre and surgical staff within theatre, surgical ward, Penlee Unit and Medical Day Unit.

Through ownership of their clinical area to be accountable for implementing, driving, and monitoring the Quality and Safety agenda and to monitor standards across clinical areas in leadership exchange/partnership initiatives.

To be a highly competent, knowledgeable and visible practitioner setting the highest standards of care and ensuring the provision of excellent, evidence-based care for all patients / clients.

Ensure the safe, effective and efficient management of all workforce and financial resources.

To act as a role model and skilled practitioner to inspire excellence, constantly demonstrating the highest standards of care and professionalism.

With the support of the Clinical Matron, lead the recruitment and retention of a skilled, competent and effective surgical unit workforce for the clinical area and contribute to the identification of new clinical and support roles within their clinical specialty.

To ensure the development of all staff within their team.

Main duties of the job

To be an accountable lead practitioner in the clinical areas who provides effective, professional clinical leadership and direction for the surgical unit workforce.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional/clinical qualification
  • Evidence of experience within operational management in acute hospital setting in a senior nurse/ODP role



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent


  • Evidence of experience within operational management in an acute hospital setting in a senior nurse/ODP role

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


West Cornwall Hospital

St Clare Street


TR18 2PF

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