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Theatre Practice Development Lead

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A Great Opportunity to lead and support a great team. Are you ready for your next challenge and do you possess strong leadership skills? Do you have a positive attitude and are you able to communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team? Are you innovative, creative, proactive and able to demonstrate a vision for service improvement? We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Practice Development Lead, who can empower and inspire the theatre team.You will need to demonstrate an aptitude to leadership and have experience in training staff and activities within the theatre department as well as demonstrate excellent organisational and motivational skills in order to lead your team in delivering an excellent patient experience within the operating department. We are committed to the training and development of our staff and you will be joining a dedicated, flexible and friendly department.

Main duties of the job

  • To develop and lead programmes relating to perioperative practice which promote continuous professional development of all staff pertaining to the theatre suites.
  • Create a positive learning environment for all staff and students, promoting an area conducive to practice based learning and development
  • In conjunction with the Clinical Matron for Theatres, develop, review and write policies, protocols and guidelines for the perioperative area according to National Guidelines, recommendations and evidence based practice. Present at relevant groups for ratification within the Trust.
  • Represent the Theatres at Higher Educational Establishments, acting as the Link Practitioner for Student Nurses/ODPs, either directly coordinating or allocating and delegating the placement of the student.
  • To ensure all new members of staff complete the Trust and Local Theatre Induction programmes and are allocated the appropriate mentor.
  • Ensure that an accurate up to date theatre data base of mandatory training is maintained, identifying to the relevant Team Leaders any shortfalls in training of their allocated team members.
  • Promotes and demonstrates high clinical standards and practices, maintaining his/her knowledge base
  • To undertake appraisal, personal development plans and objective setting to enhance staff development, learning and personal/professional growth with delegated staff members.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Professional UK Registration
  • Evidence of management and leadership
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Previous band 6 experience within the perioperative environment


  • Extended role as Surgical First Assistant
  • Previous Band 7 experience
  • Audit/research experience



  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Good evidence of quality, safety and risk management
  • Evidence of staff performance management


  • Audit experience/ research skills
  • Ability to scrub for General Surgery/ Obstetrics and CEPOD
  • Evidence of co-ordinating a theatre department

Other specific requirements


  • Able to work flexible hours

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Main Theatres, C floor, Aldermaston Road



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