• Full Time
  • London EC1V
  • 42,471 - 50,364 £ / Year

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £42,471 – £50,364 a year

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  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability


London EC1V


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Full job description

The post holder will act as clinical expert for their speciality.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the theatre without direct supervision ensuring that the activity flows smoothly and without unnecessary breaks in care delivery.

In addition, the Team Leader will take part in the rota to manage the department as a whole out of hours. This is a mainly clinical role with first line management elements.

  • Professionally accountable and responsible for the provision of high-quality care and a safe environment for patients within their delegated clinical area.
  • To lead and co-ordinate the clinical team, taking continuing responsibility for the management and organisation of the clinical area, in a courteous and patient focused manner.
  • To be responsible for direct leadership of delegated staff, including but not limited to performing return to work interviews, appraisal of staff and escalating to senior colleagues’ areas of poor conduct and/or performance and undertaking appropriate action to support improvement in poor conduct and or performance.
  • Act as an agent of change in achieving a culture that is flexible and responds positively to the needs of the service and our patients.
  • Support the head of nursing and theatre manager in all activities related to the improvement of theatre utilisation ensuring effective communication and flow.

The post holder has delegated responsibility for the day to day running of the twin operating theatres, ensuring that the systems and processes are in place, which ensures safe operative procedures.

Ensure that equipment is available and in good working order being mindful of specialty specific requirements, highlighting any deficits in a timely manner to the Lead Theatre Practitioner for Scrub.

Be the first port of call for surgeon requests and escalate to the Lead Theatre Practitioner for Scrub, if there is a financial implication or a potential for impacting the wider department.

Take responsibility for the running of the lists, ensuring a proactive approach to prompt starts, the maintenance of flow and adherence to safer surgery guidelines. It is the responsibility of the post holder to take appropriate steps to ensure this is the case and escalate if this is being compromised.

Ensure the safer surgery checklist principles are adhered to, taking the lead if necessary, ensuring the presence of the entire team. Be prepared to escalate non-compliance to Lead Theatre Practitioner for Scrub.

Support the Head of Nursing and Theatre Manager in working collaboratively with Infection Control, Risk Management and corporate nursing to ensure actions from audits and incidents are acted upon and resolved in a timely manner.

At Moorfields, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:

  • Salary including High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Ensure the delivery of high quality evidenced based care.

Work to deliver a customer focused culture acting as a role model.

Participate in the management of the department during evenings and weekends in the absence of the Lead Theatre Practitioner for Scrub.

Manage and coordinate the efficient running of the theatre list.

To participate as a scrubbed member of the theatre team in surgical procedures and carrying out safety checks with regards to swabs, instruments and needles in conjunction with the second checker.

To prepare, check and make ready for use all instruments required for surgical procedures.

Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate surgical scrub care, anticipating the surgical needs, taking into account the surgical preferences.

Ensure the correct care, labelling and dispatch of laboratory specimens according to Trust and local policies. Supervise learners and unregistered staff when handling laboratory specimens. Train staff in the handling of laboratory specimens.

Ensure written records are accurate and legible, enter data into theatre IT system, taking action in situations where the quality of the data may be affected. Supervise staff using the IT system.

Maintains personal contact with patients, relatives and visitors – being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring an appropriate professional environment at all times.

Support the Head of Nursing and Theatre Manager in the delivery of Clinical Governance, Risk Management and Quality assurance initiatives.

Foster effective and efficient working relationships across the multidisciplinary team, role modelling excellent communication skills. Is clinically and professionally up-to-date with current trends and developments in clinical speciality.

Work with the Practice Educator Lead to identify opportunities for training and teaching in the clinical area for all staff, including medical and student nursing colleagues.

Ensure that staff are up to date with new equipment and techniques and new starters are adequately supported.

Act in a link role e.g. Infection Control, Risk Management and Fire Safety. Attend meetings, undertake role responsibilities and feedback education and learning to the wider team as required.

Act as deputy for the Lead Theatre Practitioner for Scrub as necessary.

To apply for this job please visit www.moorfields.nhs.uk.