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Theatres Team Leader - Trauma Theatres (Scrub, Practitioner)

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title -Theatre Team Leader - Trauma Scrub Practitioner

Hours per week-37.5 hours per week/Part time considered

Permanent/Fixed term - Permanent

Salary - �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Closing Date: 22nd July 2024

Interview Date: 12th August 2024

George Eliot Hospital has an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Theatre Scrub Practitioner for our Trauma Theatre. The successful applicant will have experience in supporting the Senior Theatre Team Leader with the co-ordination of the TraumaTheatre lists. Have detailed knowledge of instrumentation and equipment which allows the applicant to scrub/circulate for surgical procedures in this Theatre and other specialities.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Senior Team Leaders/Theatre Manager to manage a team of practitioners ensuring the development and maintenance of high standards of Perioperative care
  • To take responsibility for the day-to-day operational and resource management of the clinical area
  • To take the lead for specific areas of professional practice as delegated by the Senior Team Leaders
  • Acts as a leader, delegating appropriate tasks and supervising the standard of care delivered by more junior qualified staff, unqualified staff and student nurses/ODP's in the perioperative team
  • To take responsibility for operational and financial resource management, as delegated by Senior Team Leaders / Theatre Manager
  • To deputise for the Senior Team Leaders in their absence

In conjunction with the Professional Development Team, (Theatres), assist with the Training & Development Programmes for the following group of staff:
  • Preceptorship of Newly Qualified Practitioners,
  • Training & Development programmes Registered Practitioners
  • Return to Practice staff
  • Mentorship of Nursing/ODP students
  • Mentorship/Training & Development programmes Support Worker

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to patients in the perioperative environment

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties and Responsibilities

1.0 Clinical
  • Deliver a high standard of perioperative care without direct supervision, based upon a sound evidence base.
  • To provide skilled clinical assistance to the surgical, anaesthetic and recovery teams.
  • Undertakes and document comprehensive, systematic and accurate perioperative care assessment of the physical social and spiritual needs of the patient where appropriate.
  • Creates and utilizes opportunities to promote health and wellbeing of patients in their care.
  • Leads a perioperative team to manage a group of patients throughout a shift.
  • Working within the NMC/HCPC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising ones own abilities and limitations.
  • Maintain a good standard of communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives and colleagues.
  • To ensure 24 hour cover, working rotational shifts to include earlies, lates, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Influence and monitor the standards of direct patient care delivery in accordance with best practice and operational protocols and guidelines.
  • Promote good working relationships within the perioperative teams providing appropriate advice and support.
  • Facilitate the development of standards of care and assist with the implementation of appropriate monitoring technique
  • Managerial
  • Ensure that all staff working within the Policies, Procedures of the Trust in line with NMC/HCPC Guidelines.
  • Ensure that adequate resources are available to meet the needs of the patients. Assist with the management of the department resources in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure that all equipment for patient use is kept in good working order in line with E.E.C. Regulations.
  • Ensure that adequate skill mix is available to meet the needs of the patients. Planning the appropriate skill mix and staffing levels using competent duty rostering skills. Make every effort to remedy deficits should they arise. If deficits are irresolvable contacting the appropriate Senior Staff for support.
  • Support Senior Team Leader in ensure that concerns and complaints from patients, visitors or colleagues are resolved where possible and report to Theatre Manager
  • Be conversant with all Trust Emergency Procedures.
  • Use computerised systems to support the provision of patient care and treatment.
  • Deputise for the Senior Team Leader.
  • As part of the Directorate Team assist with the development and implementation of the Trusts Business Plan and Strategy for Nursing
  • Educational and Training
  • Maintaining a positive attitude to continuing professional education in order to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for safe and effective perioperative practice.
  • Maintaining standards by ensuring that evidenced based practice underpins all health care inventions.
  • Participate in Trust Appraisal System
  • Possess a clear understanding of Clinical Governance in relation to standards
  • In collaboration with the Senior Team Leader and the Professional Development Team (Theatre), ensure effective orientation, supervision and mentorship programmes are in place.
  • Facilitate the development of perioperative practice founded on up-to-date information and research.
  • Create a learning environment which actively facilitates learning.
  • Undertake training sessions in theatre environment evaluating effectiveness within clinical care in patients using appropriate audit tools.
  • To take responsibility for professional development including Statutory and Mandatory training for self and others as per Trust policy.

4.0 Professional
  • Ensures that the Senior Team Leader/Theatre Manager is informed of any

Professional concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure that Revalidation requirements for NMC/HCPC Registration are adhered to.
  • Ensures current registration with NMC/HCPC of all Registered Practitioners
  • To act as an ambassador for the clinical environment promoting a professional approach to leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff below Band 6.

5.1 Ensure that the off duty/daily work rota meets the needs of the service, taking

into account the skill-mix required for the theatre sessions scheduled

5.2 Ensure that the Annual Leave/Bank Holiday entitlement meets the needs of the

staff, skill mix and service requirement

  • All theatre staff
  • All HSDU Staff
  • Patients and their relatives/carers
  • Surgeons and anaesthetists
  • Ward and other departmental staff
  • Representatives from appropriate firms and companies

Special Requirements
  • Provide on-call/stand-by cover as necessitated by departmental needs
  • During night duty, may be required to call in a second team.
  • Pre-check the operating lists (all specialties competent in), to ensure that any special prosthesis/equipment required have been ordered.
  • Provide cover for extra-theatre activities e.g. maternity, cardiac arrest team, trauma team, external transfers, x-ray,
  • Be able to cannulate and administer intravenous drugs
  • Be able to catheterise male and female patients

Person Specification

Qualification(s) and Professional Training


  • Professional qualification- Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner


  • mentoring and assessing
  • Leadership development

Experience and Knowledge


  • oRelevant clinical experience in the Operating Department
  • oDemonstrate commitment and ability to lead a team and support staff
  • oEvidence of Continual Professional Development


  • oDemonstrates the ability to effectively manage resources
  • Experience of Clinical Audit
  • Band 6 experience

Skills and Abilities


  • oProven clinical skills within speciality relevant to post


  • oExperienced recovery practitioner
  • oExperienced anaesthetic practitioner

Personal Qualities


  • o Excellent communication skills
  • oEnthusiastic
  • oPositive working relationships
  • oAbility to motivate others
  • oGood Health Record
  • oProven leadership skills
  • oGood organisational skills
  • oAbility to work under pressure
  • oEvidence based practice
  • oComputer literate



  • oAble to work flexibly during work hours to cover department needs

Trust Values


  • Effective Open Communication
  • Excellence and Safety in all That We do
  • Challenge but Support
  • Expect Respect and Dignity
  • Local Healthcare that Inspires Confidence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


Theatres, George Eliot Hospital

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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