Non Clinical - Theatre Team Leader Cataract Suite

  • Department Ophthalmology theatre team leader
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/05/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-TTL-433
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work as Ophthalmic Band 6 Theatre Team Leader for the Cataract Suite, Ward 20  RSH.  This is an exciting new role within the team that has been developed to ensure the safe and efficient running of a busy theatre. We are especially interested in staff that have had previous Ophthalmic theatre experience.

This a full time position working mainly Monday to Friday with occasional weekend working, based at Ward 20 Cataract Suite, RSH.

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will include the safe day to day running of theatre, ensuring all policies and guidelines are adhered to. To support and train junior members of staff, acting as a positive role model.

In conjunction with the ward manager take responsibility for implementing and reviewing clinical practices to ensure that they are cost effective. To contribute towards the new ways of working. To work with all members of the multi professional team to develop services to ensure the effective provision of all aspects of clinical care are maintained at a high standard. In the absence of the ward/ department manager be a point of contact by ensuring that they are a visible, accessible and assertive figure to whom patients, relatives and staff can turn for assistance, advice and support. To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.

There will also be the opportunity if desired to develop  additional ophthalmic skills enabling you to provide pre and post cataract care. 

Working for our organisation

We are team of 17 made up with Scrub Nurses and have the support of Ophthalmic technicians and Ophthalmic Assistants.  We currently operate Monday to Friday and our hours are 8am-6pm each day. We are a caring and compassionate team who always puts the need of the patients and their relatives / carers first and take pride in our approach to team work.   

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Professional qualifications

Essential criteria

Registered RGN / ODP
Ophthalmic theatre experience

Desirable criteria

Evidence of continuing professional development

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

High level of clinical skills and knowledge
Evidence of co-ordinating, managing and leading the team
Experience in undertaking preceptor/mentor role
An awareness and understanding of nursing/department policy and practice relevant to speciality

Desirable criteria

Involvement in Nursing audit and Research.
Teaching ability

Skills and ability

Essential criteria

Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting.
Evidence of excellent Patient documentation and record keeping skills
Microsoft office PC. and Sema Pas skills

Desirable criteria

Positive attitude to change with a proven ability to assist senior staff in the implementation of change and practice development
Excellent interpersonal skills with professional credibility

Personal qualities

Essential criteria

Strong Team worker
Awareness of professional and personal limitations.
Ability to act as a positive role model to other members of the team.

Desirable criteria

Ability to work flexibly to meet service needs

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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