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Theatre Practitioner Team Leader

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust (LUHFT) for either a registered nurse or a theatre practitioner to join our management team as a Band 6 Team Leader

Employed as a Band 6 Theatre Practitioner within Main Theatres, RLH Site.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to work within our busy theatre complex. We are proud of our ethos of welcoming and developing our staff and providing a supportive, team orientated environment.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit to complement our excellent team of Band 6 Team Leaders. The successful candidate under the guidance of a Unit Manager will provide strong clinical leadership on the quality agenda and will act as a role model whilst demonstrating a caring and compassionate leadership style, upholding the standards and values of the Nursing/Operating Department Practitioner professions at all times.

We provide all staff with educational development through our departmental education team and promote an active coaching environment for all staff. Leadership skills and previous experience of working within Theatres are essential for this position.

The Critical Care and Operating Theatres Care Group is a dynamic, forward thinking innovative area to work in and for the right candidate will prove challenging but extremely rewarding.

You will be expected to work on a rotational shift pattern including weekends, night duties and on call commitments to ensure we provide senior cover to the department as wellas providing a good quality patient experience and excellent patient care. The work-load throughout the department is very varied and interesting with no two days being the same.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Clinical Director and the professional leadership of the Matron and Unit Manager.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To adhere to clinical governance guidelines and monitor risk management within the Unit.

Take an active role in the development of departmental and Trust policies, protocols and guidelines.

Deal with and record incidents/complaints involving staff, patients, visitors and Unit level.

Training and assessing of junior staff

It is the responsibility of every member of staff to understand our equality and diversity commitments and statutory obligations under current equality legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, the Equality Act 2006 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and to:

Act in ways that support equality and diversity and recognises the importance of peoples rights in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and good practice.

Valuing people as individuals and treating everyone with dignity and respect, consideration and without prejudice, respecting diversity and recognising peoples expressed beliefs, preferences and choices in working with others and delivering appropriate services.
  • Recognise and report behaviour that undermines equality under Trust policy.
  • Be consciously aware of own behaviour and encourage the same levels of behaviour in colleagues.
  • Acknowledge others different perspectives and recognise the diverse needs and experiences of everyone they come into contact with.
  • With the support of managers develop an equality and diversity objective through the personal development review process.

Infection Control
  • All staff will adhere to infection control policies and procedures at all times and carry out role specific duties as per roles and responsibilities.

  • Confidentiality/Data Protection regarding all personal information and Trust activity must be maintained at all times (both in and out of working hours). All staff should ensure that they are familiar with and adhere to all Trust privacy, confidentiality and security policies and procedures. Any breach of confidentiality will be taken seriously and appropriate disciplinary action taken.

Freedom of information
  • In accordance with Freedom of Information and other associated legislation, the Trust may be required to make public recorded information available upon a request, or do this as part of a publication scheme. Please note, that in your public role, your name or job role may be contained in a document that is published in accordance with such legislation.

Health and Safety
  • All employees have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves or to others and to co-operate with the Trust in meeting its statutory requirements.

Safeguarding Children and vulnerable Adults
  • All trust employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well being of children and vulnerable adults. Familiarisation with and
    adherence to trustSafeguarding policies is an essential requirement of all employees, as is participation in related mandatory/statutory training.

IT Skills
  • All staff are expected to have or to gain a minimum of basic level IT skills to enable them to use the Trust IT systems to support Trust services and needs. All staff should be familiar with relevant IT systems and security policies and procedures.

Records Management
  • All staff are personally responsible for record keeping. A record is anything that contains information in any medium e.g. paper, tapes, computer information, etc. which have been created or gathered as a result of any NHS activity. All individuals within the Trust are responsible for any records they create or use. Please ensure that records are retained in accordance with the Records Management Policy and are stored in a manner that allows them to be easily located in the event of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Information Quality
  • All staff must ensure complete and accurate data is collected to the highest standard at all times. Data collection should be supported by adequate documentation and processes should be regularly reviewed. Staff should ensure that processes conform to national standards and are fit for purpose. All staff should comply with the Information Quality Policy.

Personal responsibility
  • As per any required registration and Trust policy

Clinical responsibility
  • To provide supervision and advice across the Unit, ensuring that standards of care are fully maintained.

Administration responsibility
  • N/A

  • Participate in audits.

Strategic Role
  • N/A

HR Management
  • Full Line management of staff

Financial Responsibility
  • Responsible for maintaining stock levels, patients valuables, safe use of expensive equipment.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Registered ODP, current HPC registration
  • Teaching and assessing qualification (C& G 730, ENB 998, D32, D33, D34, D36 or can demonstrate other teaching and assessing certificate.)
  • Post registration qualification in specialty


  • 1st level degree
  • Diploma



  • Evidence of management experience
  • Evidence of change management
  • Application of current healthcare issues and healthcare governance
  • Application of evidence based practice
  • Evidence of developing high standards of patient care



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in changing environments



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • High level of personal and professional credibility

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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