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Theatre Team Leader

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per Annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for three experienced and motivated theatre team leaders to join our team.

We have 1 vacancy in recovery and 2 in anaesthetics, with one of these anaesthetic posts also being a lead for equipment. You will specialise as a senior anaesthetic or recovery practitioner within both obstetric and gynaecological theatres.

We are proud to have a Davinci Robot within our theatres and have two dedicated obstetric theatre night teams. Our education team are focused on ensuring staff development and opportunities, providing excellent training programmes. Training also includes a leadership and development program, aiming to create managers and leaders of the future.

We are looking for forward thinking and highly motivated staff who can take the lead, acting as a role model to junior staff and facilitating new initiatives, change and policy development. Previous obstetric experience is desirable and applicants must be able to demonstrate expertise in theatre experience and have appropriate UK professional registration.

Main duties of the job

Function as the lead practitioner for an operating theatre or a designated area, acting as a role model for the clinical team.

Demonstrate ability to function competently both as a leader and as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

Participate in the recovery or anaesthetic rota and be the lead practitioner when on duty.Act as a resource person to others, providing advice and support to the MDT, patients and relatives.

Assist in the management of the theatres to ensure excellence in patient care and to have responsibility for staff and service development.

Develop the clinical protocols and SOPs.

Contribute to an effective, motivated and competent workforce and ensure that high quality standards are maintained and developed. Contribute to the development of performance review in accordance with Trust policy. Be receptive to change with the Department and encourage new ideas and developments.

Demonstrate people management skills, delegation, negotiation and assertiveness as appropriate.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary
  • To function as the lead practitioner for an operating theatre or a designated area.
  • To be a role model and peer support for recovery practitioners
  • To assist in the management of the theatres to ensure excellence in patient care and to have responsibility for staff and service development.

  • Additional responsibilities are available within the job description.

    Person Specification



    • Ability to develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations.
    • Able to demonstrate effective management, interpersonal, problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Able to establish effective working relationships with the multi-disciplinary team
    • Understanding of the skills and knowledge required to develop team members.
    • Evidence of the ability to lead, manage, co-ordinate, delegate and motivate a theatre team
    • Experience of mentorship and an ability to identify learning and development needs.
    • Good I.T skills
    • Able to demonstrate self motivation and the motivation of others
    • Able to maintain accurate patient records



    • Can demonstrate expertise in theatre nursing
    • Can demonstrate experience of leading a team
    • Can demonstrate the ability to organise and prioritise workload.



    • Qualification in ODP or RGN
    • Recognised theatre qualification.
    • Evidence of continuing professional development


    • Recovery qualification for Recovery team leader post
    • Teaching and assessing qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


    Liverpool Womens Hospital

    Crown Street


    L8 7SS

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