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Theatre Clinical Coordinator

Band 8a

Main area
Theatres and Critical Care
Band 8a
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment - 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£44,606 - £50,819 pa pro rata
19/07/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an internal  12 month secondment for Theatre Clinical Co-ordinator to lead the Operating Theatres at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

The Tunbridge Wells Hospital consists of 11 theatres in 3 locations throughout the Hospital site. Theatre Service provision encompasses inpatient and day case elective surgery for orthopaedics, gynaecology, general and ENT and is the acute centre for emergency surgery including trauma, general, ENT and gynaecology and obstetrics. The Theatres have a very busy 24hr dedicated CEPOD theatre, trauma theatre and 2 obstetric theatres located in the maternity department. There is also a dedicated ophthalmic theatre in the outpatient department.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Nurse/ Theatre Practitioner to lead a team of 120 registered Theatre Practitioners and Support Workers and you will also work closely with surgical teams to deliver high quality patient care. You should demonstrate the ability to work unsupervised, work well under pressure and be experienced in change management. A proven track record of clinical management and performance management will be required to undertake this challenging and rewarding role. A sound knowledge and delivery of KPIs, financial control and quality indicators management is also essential.

You will be expected to work within the person specification of a Band 8a healthcare professional and attend key performance, project and change management meetings offering expert advice as required.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment).  The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic:, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Friday 19th July 2019 

Interviews: To be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

To arrange an informal visit and for further information regarding this position please contact Daniel Gaughan, General Manager for Critical Care on 01622 224353 or 01892 635759 or Lindsey Reynolds, Lead Matron, Critical Care Directorate on 01622 224488 or 01892 635557