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Anaesthetic Nurse/ODP Team Leader - Anaesthetics

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Anaesthetic Nurse / ODP who is looking for your next role? Would you like to improve patient outcomes through promoting and maintaining a high standards within theatres.

An exciting opportunity has risen for the Team Leader role in Anaesthetics within theatres at our Southend site.

In this role, you would get the opportunity to work closely with the Theatre Manager on both the management and development of our brilliant team.

Main duties of the job

To organise and lead an operating session competently demonstrating excellent communication skills.

Ability to work autonomously in satellite areas.

Undertake Floor person / Theatre Coordinator role as required.

Participate in Team Leader On call Rota.

Facilitate the clinical and career development of staff members within the ODP team, liaising with the Theatre Training team to establish individual development plans and individual training plans for all team members through the formal Trust appraisal system.

To establish and maintain a high profile within the multi-disciplinary team.

Develop a cooperative working relationship with hospital staff working in areas of the speciality outside of the theatre e.g. Clinics, Wards, CSSD etc.

To deputise for delegated tasks as deemed appropriate by the Theatre manager.

Ensure the accurate compilation of duty rotas to establish an appropriate deployment of manpower.

Taking the lead for ensuring that the clinical needs of the Elective and out of hours services are met.

Work with the Theatre Manager and Matron to ensure effective utilisation of all theatre staff

Ensure junior team members receive regular appraisals.

Maintain accurate and legible records of patient care and supervises others in line with NMC/HCPC code of professional conduct and local and Trust policies.

Facilitate a positive working environment.

Act as a role model at all times.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of this interesting role, please see attached job description, but these include:

Maintain high standards of clinical care, ensuring that all actions are carried out with full regard for safety of patients and staff involved.

Strong professional leadership qualities are required at this level. It is critical to the quality of care and staff morale.

Person Specification



  • NMC / HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of on-going development



  • RGN/ODP with significant experience in theatres at Band 6 level
  • Demonstrable experience of people management


  • Experience of Managing Change
  • NHS experience

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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