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Band 7 Lead Theatre Practitioner-Theatres

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
UHB is one of the the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a local, regional, national and international population. We employ around 2200 colleagues and are commited to investing in your training, development, health and wellbeing and the career with us.

The QEHB theatre department consists of 41 theatre areas, 3 recovery units and 1 EPOC.

The post holder will be responsible for the effective and efficient operational day to day management of the practice setting, including standards of care, budget management and control, clinical governance staff development and training. The post holder is professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards of professional practice and standards of care. They will provide professional clinical leadership within a defined practice setting and provide direction and inspirational leadership to all members within the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will undertake and supervise clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to set, monitor and continuously improve standards of care and patient experience. The post holder is accountable for managing and developing team performance, managing a devolved budget ensuring efficient and effective use of physical and human resources.

Where the post holder has continuing responsibilities for the practice setting this will be identified at the point of recruitment.

Main duties of the job

As a visible, clinical nurse leader, promote team work within a multi-professional environment. Supervise staff in the delivery of care, ensuring treatments prescribed by the multi-disciplinary team are carried out. Lead on and ensuring the planning and delivery of consistently high quality patient care, demonstrating this through direct practice, supervision and feedback to ensure patient care is aligned to the professional values of care, compassion and respect. Ensure team members assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients and make changes as necessary. Where required ensure team members produce individualised , holistic care plans that are appropriate to the patient's needs and that they are monitored and updated frequently.

Demonstrating critical analysis and decision making skills, leading the delivery of consistent high standards of evidence based care, influencing and facilitating change within the Operating Theatre department.

Work with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams and provide information to assist them in exercising their duties and responsibilities.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note for a specific detailed job description for this vacancy please see attached job description.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse / HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner.
  • Specialist knowledge of theatres procedures / instrumentation acquired though degree or diploma plus experience and further post registration study /experience or
  • management qualification in a related field i.e. : anaesthetic / 1st Assistant , or an equivalent level of knowledge



  • Relevant and recent clinical experience within an acute care setting within theatres / relevant practice setting as a Band 6 deputy manager or equivalent or above including the supervision , deployment and education of junior staff
  • Can demonstrate depth and breadth of experience of working in at least 2 areas of peri operative practice ( anaesthetics , scrub or recovery ) , and in different specialties including elective and emergency practice settings
  • Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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