Theatre Lead

London, Greater London, England
London Staffing Solutions £ 46.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 46.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
10 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021

Job Description

Demonstrate leadership and promote and encourage teamwork. Provide skilled clinical and technical advanced assistance as a member of the operating theatre team. Lead and participate in the assessment of patient care needs implementing and maintaining agreed standards of care. Following Codes of Professional Practice provide high quality care to patients undergoing treatment within the Peri-Operative Environment.

Key responsibilities:

• Line management and supervision of all grades of staff within the sphere of authority, acting as a clinical lead and expert to junior, non-registered, and less experienced staff

• Coordinate and manage own specialty and department as required. Liaise with surgeons and anaesthetists to assess requirements for future operating lists and ensure those requirements are met

• Take the lead with planning, delivering and evaluation of patient care

• Work with senior staff to identify and manage staff performance issues, including sickness absence, capability, and discipline

• Participate in the process of recruitment, selection and retention of staff

• Working with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team following local policies, protocols, and standards

• Awareness of the effective management of resources within the department, ensuring adequate stock levels, and adhering to procedures for the use and procurement of supplies

• Participate in monthly audit programme, update action plan, and lead on the implementation of any recommended changes to practice

• Promote and lead the ‘safer surgery’ agenda throughout the department

• Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements

• Provide effective communication with team members to ensure an efficient service is maintained

• Work collaboratively with other team members in the department in the daily running and organization of theatre activity and provide support in all clinical areas as necessary

• Lead by example


• Plan and prepare equipment according to patients needs and procedures

• Maintain user competency for relevant equipment both existing and new, teaching, supervising, and signing off junior members of staff

• Implement and evaluate care as appropriate to surgical requirement and patient’s condition. Supervise and support new and junior members of the team.

• Perform the necessary pre- op and post-op checks and adhere to the principles of the 5 Steps to Safer Surgery

• Monitoring and assessing patient’s condition, responding to changes in condition, proposing / making changes to care plan as required and escalating concerns as appropriate

• Directing and participating in the manoeuvring and the positioning of conscious and unconscious patients

• Handover and transferring responsibility of care to colleagues, ensuring appropriate information and care is relayed

• Supporting and re-assessing patients during perioperative procedures

• Working within guidelines of NMC and AHPC Codes of Practice depending upon registration

• To be aware of the management of drugs and to adhere to local policies and administer drugs as prescribed

• Maintaining accurate patient and theatre records

• Respond to and report untoward incidents as per policy

• Participate in on call as required


• Monitoring and ordering of stocks and supplies, rotating expiry dates as necessary and ensuring safe levels are maintained

• Participate in the coordination of the department as required, including staff allocation and manage smooth running of all lists

• Lead a team during the shift session, ensuring a high standard of patient care is delivered

• Contribute to the setting and audit of local standards and policies as part of professional development

• To undertake any other duties that may be requested by your manager to facilitate smooth running of the department

• Ensure relevant safety checks are undertaken as necessary, and address issues of poor performance

• Undertake the management and organisation of care provision within the Hospital by ensuring that the clinical teams are rostered and available as required

• Liaise with bank staff/agency as required to ensure safe staffing whilst maintaining commercial awareness

• Ensure the rota is completed at least 2 weeks in advance, including on-call requirements

• Arrange RMO cover as required


• Assist with establishing the training needs of individual team members and contribute to professional development plans

• Perform personal development reviews for an allocated team of staff

• Delivery of orientation and induction to new and less experienced members of staff/agency staff

• Responsible for maintaining and updating own clinical knowledge and skills

Ref: TheatreLead/London

Job Details

Theatre Lead

London, Greater London, Englandd London Staffing Solutions
£ 46.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
10 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021

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