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Clinical Manager - Day Surgery Centre Theatres

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for an inspirational and motivated Theatres Clinical Manager within our self contained Day Surgery Centre on the Musgrove Park hospital site of Somerset Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily efficiency and utilisation of 4 operating theatres, a procedure room, and the post anaesthesia care unit.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who demonstrates excellent leadership qualities, is proactive and has the ability to prioritise own work load.

You will be expected to work cohesively within the multidisciplinary team demonstrating excellent communication skills to maintain the efficient provision of our Day Surgery Service to the patients of Somerset.

You will need to be clinically credible with a proven background in theatres as either a nurse or an operating department practitioner. It is expected that you will have some proven leadership experience and or knowledge gained from a leadership programme that will underpin your ability to take on this senior role.

Main duties of the job

The role is highly operational therefore the post holder will provide visible leadership to their teams, demonstrate a passion for delivering safe and efficient care whilst working collaboratively with our other Theatre Clinical Mangers and Theatre Matrons. You will work closely with the Theatre Management Triumvirate on theatre utilisation and planning, staff recruitment and retention and colleague development.

You will maintain and continue to improve on the excellent standards of clinical governance within Day Surgery Centre ensuring you are approachable and accessible to patients, relatives and colleagues.

Quality Improvement is at the core of our service delivery, the successful candidate will be expected to fully engage with our quality improvement projects, being able to contribute to change and successfully deliver changes that will improve patient experience, increase theatre capacity and support recruitment, retention and colleague development.

We would like to hear from individuals who have experience working at a senior level within a theatre environment and are keen to embrace change. We actively encourage informal visits to meet the team and the department.

The successful candidate will be fully supported by the senior team and be provided with a bespoke training and education plan in order to ensure success within the role.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification.

When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • RGN / ODPDiploma or equivalent knowledge and working towards or willing to work towards degree levelTeaching / mentorship qualificationEvidence of leadership qualificationAppraisal / staff review trainingManaging absence training



  • Experience of working within speciality area in theatresExperience of successful leadership of a teamExperience of managing a budgetExperience of carrying out staff appraisals, and managing absenceExperience of teaching and mentoringExperience of QI projects

Additional Criteria


  • Able to undertake the higher-level clinical skills required for the specialist areaComputer literacy in relevant IT systems and basic word processing skillsKnowledge of relevant NHS legislation to include clinical governance/COSHH/Health and Safety/Infection Control/Clinical Waste/Manual Handling/Confidentiality and the Data Protection ActAbility to prioritise own time and time of others.Up to date knowledge of current evidence-based practice in nursing/ theatre practiceAbility to assess complex clinical situations and act appropriately.Evidence of a good standard of Literacy / English language skillsAbility to communicate with people at all levels of understanding either face to face, on the telephone, e-mail, or written communication by dealing with incident reports, writing statements and letters to staff.Able to always articulate self in a professional manner.Able to demonstrate strong leadership skillsAble to manage a team of staffAbility to work on own initiative as required and within agreed policies and proceduresDecision making skills


  • Confident and able to relate to staff, patients and relatives in a professional manner relevant to the environmentAbility to motivate self and others

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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