Specialist Perioperative Practitioner (ODP/Nurse)

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Department – Cardiac Theatres – Jubilee Wing Theatres

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and successful Teaching Hospitals in the UK with an international reputation and tradition of innovation. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has 58 operating theatres for 23 different surgical specialties.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was recently voted by staff to be the best place to work and to receive care in West Yorkshire and we are committed to training and developing our staff in their career aspirations.

Leeds is the fourth biggest city in the UK and offers every opportunity for a happy work-life balance. It is a city full of surprises… with stylish shopping and dining, quirky cafes and a vibrant nightlife. Leeds has excellent schools and renowned universities and offers young families all they could need.

  • Are you a Registered Nurse or ODP looking for an exciting and challenging career?
  • Do you strive to be the best you can be in providing care?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the patient’s experience?

Then YOU are what we are looking for in our operating Theatres within Cardiac.

Cardiac Surgery Theatres at Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds has a rich history in heart surgery, having been one of the first centers in the UK to perform pioneering work. At this time of investment in cardiac surgery we plan to expand the number of patients being treated at the LGI along with the development of the newly opened paediatric hybrid theatre to complement the needs of the expanding and innovating service. We have 3 adult and 1 paediatric theatre dedicated to cardiac surgery providing 24/7 care.

Working closely with the Team Leader you will be providing business continuity, expert clinical leadership and supervision of the team.

The role includes coordinating daily activities; ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support to Registered and unregistered staff within the department. Assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care is a key component within this role.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to developing the service, show evidence of clinical leadership & multidisciplinary team working with excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic & have a positive attitude to change. This role also involves teaching, assessing & mentoring various junior members within the unit, so a recognized teaching and assessing qualification is essential or a commitment to complete this qualification within a year.

Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within a structured development program supported by the Clinical Education teams and Specialist courses. We also have the Annual Perioperative conference & Awards ceremony to recognize excellence & share Practice.

For further information or for an informal visit to the department please contact:

Cardiac Theatres – Team Leader Peter Winnard-Haley, on 0113 392 8344 – [email protected]