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Team Leader - Plastics Theatre

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Are you experienced Theatre Scrub Practitioner? Are you ready to take on the responsibility of Team Leader in our plastics theatre at Preston Hospital for a 12 month secondment?

You will be acting as an expert clinical resource within theatres and take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of the Theatre Manager as well as assisting in the leadership and development of all theatre staff.

Main duties of the job

Here at Lancashire teaching hospitals NHS trust we are fully dedicated in providing, truly holistic care and team working, as captured within our Trust Values - being caring and compassionate, recognising individuality, seeking to involve, building team spirit and taking personal responsibility.

You will be expected to have extensive experience in Scrub and have enthusiasm for change and take forward new ideas.

You must have excellent communication, influencing and leadership skills and thrive in a busy team environment. You will be encouraged and supported to further develop using the educational and experiential learning opportunities available.

Our vision for theatres is to deliver first class peri-operative care for every patient.

You must be either a registered General Nurse or an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) with extensive scrub experience in Plastics in order to lead our enthusiastic team.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assist and support the Clinical Manager in thesafe and effective management of the serviceincluding management of staff, facilities andassociated systems and processes.
  • Communicate all relevant information to themultidisciplinary team internally and with externalorganisations as required, to ensure seamlesscare
  • Acts as a role model presenting a positive imageof self, the team and the organisation.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordinationof care, making optimal use of operatingsessions. Identify potential bottlenecks andfacilitate smooth patient flow through thedepartment.
  • Ensure a high standard of service delivery isdelivered by self and others based on assessment,planning, implementation and evaluation of care tomeet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and National standards and evidence basedguidelines.
  • Set, monitor and maintain standards of care toimprove the patient experience and outcome of care.
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety,conforming to health, safety and security legislation,policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate all relevant information to themultidisciplinary team internally and with externalorganisations as required, to ensure seamless care
  • Promote provision of patient education and healthpromotion
  • Promote equality in care and practice by recognising,respecting and meeting the needs and choices ofindividuals
  • Ensures environment of care is safe, well equippedand compliant with standards for hygiene andcleanliness.
  • Participate in education and training of junior staffencouraging professional growth and development.
  • Maintain and develop own professional competenceand seek to extend the scope of personal knowledgeand skills within scope of role and professionalpractice
  • Demonstrates and maintains competence inanaesthetic practice (ODPs)

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered nurse / ODP with current NMC/ HCPC registration
  • Evidence of current and continuing professional development
  • Extensive experience in Plastic surgery Scrub
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following 12 months commencement in post.


  • Degree in related health care area
  • Level 3 ILM (Institute of leadership and Management) or equivalent.
  • Core people management skill

Knowledge & Experience


  • Awareness of changes in practice and the ability to implement change.
  • Knowledge of escalation and cancellation processes
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures


  • Knowledge of Leadership and Management
  • Research and Development
  • Experience of budgetary management
  • Knowledge of ethical issues

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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