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Team Leader for General Theatres - Band 7

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Isleworth
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year incl. HCA
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Team Leader for General Theatres Band 7

An opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Team Leader for General Theatres in Main Theatres at West Middlesex University Hospital.

The post holder will provide clinical management and responsibility for the Main Theatres and maternity theatres.

The post holder will be responsible for leading a theatre team in both areas and will be accountable for providing a high quality and patient focused service.

To provide professional leadership to all staff within the Main Theatres and work in close collaboration and co-operation with other health care professionals.

The post holder will undertake the coordinator role for the unit as required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical management and responsibility for the Main Theatres.

The post holder will be responsible for leading a theatre team and will be accountable for providing a high quality and patient focused service.

To provide professional leadership to all staff within Main Theatres and work in close collaboration and co-operation with other health care professionals. The post holder will undertake the coordinator role for the Main Theatres as required.

About us

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIVclinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical:
  • To be responsible for the provision of high standards of peri-operative care in Main Theatres.
  • Recruit and retain a workforce qualified to meet the needs of the patients
  • Manage staffing day to day to ensure effective use of resources. This includes responsibility for the health roster, annual and study leave, bank and agency usage.
  • To deliver and maintain effective communication between all groups of staff both within and external to the department.
  • Ensure that all staff in the area receives an annual appraisal and have a personal development plan (PDP). Collate all staffs PDPs in order to identify and plan the educational needs of the area.
  • Identify and appropriately deal with any staffing issues such as conduct, performance issues, grievances, sickness absence, within your team, in accordance with trust policies and procedures, in liaison with the Matron
  • Maintain awareness of the area budget particularly as it relates to procurement for their specific specialty products and management of the establishment, vacancies and Bank and Agency quotas. Identify and deliver savings and efficiencies in line with the Theatre and Trusts objectives.
  • Oversee and be responsible for the recruitment and retention of staff in the designated area
  • Maintain a safe and acceptable environment for patients, visitors, students and staff, reporting and taking appropriate action on any hazards, incidents, faulty equipment or inadequate standards of cleaning. Coordinate the reporting of all such incidents for the area in liaison with the departments health & Safety lead, and Lead Nurse
  • Collect data and provide essential information in a timely and accurate manner as required in the Main Theatres, by undertaking internal audits eg: WHO checklists brief and de-brief, LocSipps monitoring.
  • To ensure safe custody and administration of drugs in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and in liaison with the pharmacy team.
  • Ensure the theatre team is aware and compliant with Trust and Theatre policies and procedures and know how to access the latest versions. Disseminate and promote any changes in policy and procedures in a timely manner. Work within these policies.
  • To participate in meetings and project work as identified and delegated by the Matron.
  • Deputise for the Matron where required.
  • To investigate and respond to informal and formal complaints in a timely manner encouraging an open and learning environment.
  • To monitor all incidents that occur within the clinical area undertaking root cause analysis as To manage any changes in practice or learning identified through incident reviews

Expert Clinical Practice
  • To act as a role model of expert clinical practice in the theatre area.
  • To be an experienced skilled practitioner, enthusiastic, inspirational and with transferable skills, displayed when regularly undertaking clinical duties. .
  • To lead and be responsible for a team comprising qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To communicate with carers and relatives to ensure individualized patient centred care is provided.
  • Maintain expected standards of documentation including paper and computer records such as CERNER and in accordance with the NMC Standard for Records and Record Keeping. Participate in ensuring the timely and effective use, entry and validation of CERNER care records.
  • To foster collaborative relationships and communication within and between the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To promote the development of evidenced based peri & post-operative practice.
  • To ensure the delivery of high standards of peri-operative care to all patients, monitoring this through spot checks, audits and clinical quality indicators outcome measures.
  • Have specific departmental responsibility for one of the following where required: Health and Safety, Incident Notifications, Risk Assessments, Infection Control and TSSU issues, and to be responsible for regularly communicating performance against these at staff meetings.
  • To liaise with other departments in the hospital e.g. Estates, Facilities, Finance, IT, Human Resources to ensure that services supplied are of an acceptable standard and problems identified are registered and addressed. Ongoing or serious problems must be escalated to the Matron

PLEASE SEE JD/PS FOR FULL JOB DETAILS

PLEASE NOTE ADVERT WILL CLOSE ONCE SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration education or willing to undertake or have completed leadership course
  • Management Experience
  • Mentorship Programme


Desirable

  • Master's degree in health or related subject


Experience

Essential

  • Substantive post registration experience in a theatre scrub speciality
  • Experience of managing patients undergoing surgical procedures
  • Management and development of a team staff
  • Experience working with Cerner or relevant theatre Management system


Desirable

  • Audit and research experience
  • Experience in change management


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and inspirational
  • Ability to share, implement and monitor peri-operative standards within theatres
  • A lateral thinker facilitator and respected leader
  • Ability to prioritise when faced with competing requests
  • To deliver information and directives in a confident and clear manner
  • Competent IT skills to utilize Microsoft office
  • Understanding of NHS trust and theatre objectives and performance targets
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload and under pressure
  • An understanding of change management techniques and ability to manage change effectively
  • A good understanding and demonstration of customer service and involvement in improving patients' experience


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Middlesex University Hospital

Twickenham Road

Isleworth

TW7 6AF

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