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Anaesthetic Clinical Lead Practitioner

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Anaesthetic (ODP/Anaesthetic Nurse) Clinical Lead Practitioner (Theatres)

((HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or NMC registered nurse)).

We are seeking an experienced Advanced Anaesthetic Practitioner/ Senior ODP to join our fantastic team at the Royal BerkshireHospital.

The role is an exciting opportunity to work within an established leadership team to lead and develop a highly skilled workforce.

Success in the role will enable you to be instrumental in staff and patient experience, as well as ensuring a high standard of care are delivered throughout the service.

The position requires the leadership of the anaesthetic team across the theatre complex which comprise of twenty theatre suites with four recovery units, divided into specific specialties across three departments, including a unique ring-fenced Elective Orthopaedic unit.

The anaesthetic team are integral to the running of all services across the elective pathway as well as the emergency, trauma and obstetric pathways.

Main duties of the job

Management and leadership of anaesthetic nursing/ODP team you will be expected to work collaboratively with the Anaesthetist.

Responsible for staff rostering, training and development as well as contributing to policies and actively participate in all governance activitiesincluding investigating incidents. You will be expected to work within your budget, maintaining safe staffing levels and skill mix, whilst providingexcellent care for our patients.

The successful candidate will need to exhibit high standards of practice and performance and be committed to ensuring compliance. You will need to demonstrate exceptional communication skills throughout the multidisciplinary team and be confident in decision-making.

You will be able to demonstrate exemplary leadership skill, leading the team effectively and be visionary in your approach.

The successful candidate must have recently worked as a band 6 or above as an anaesthetic practitioner/ODP.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure andshopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families,including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the management of your theatre specialty on a 24-hour basis, working to ensure the delivery of an excellent service to patients.

To manage people and financial resources within your theatre specialty in order to ensure its effective operation.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details of the post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Evidence of Band 6 development or equivalent
  • Evidence of further clinical and management education
  • Recognised mentorship qualification/SSSA training


  • Postgraduate management training



  • Substantial clinical anaesthetic experience including difficult airway management
  • Experience of managing an area, including management of rotas, resources, budgets and staff


  • Theatre coordinator experience
  • Experience of developing and influencing changing clinical practice

Professional skills


  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent management skills of self and others
  • Ability to use own initiative & problem solve

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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