Theatre Team Leader

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Plymouth

Job Description

Theatre Team Leader- Freedom Unit

We would like to invite you to join our friendly team in the glorious West Country. Situated on the beautiful South West coast, Plymouth boasts many local Heritage sites and areas of ‘outstanding natural interest’. At Plymouth Hospitals, we recognise that work is only a part of your life - and the Trust is ideally located for walking, cycling, climbing, sailing and many other indoor and outdoor pursuits. Plymouth also has good transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe via road, rail and sea.

Plymouth Hospitals is a large acute trust in the Southwest of England, situated on the Devon and Cornwall border and provides perioperative care for elective and emergency patients across the region. The hospital is a designated Trauma Centre and tertiary referral centre for Neurological and Cardiac patients. The trust is a teaching hospital with close links to the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Plymouth.

Freedom Unit Team Leader

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 team leader to join our Freedom Unit team. The post holder must be an enthusiastic and positive individual, with a ‘can do’ attitude and demonstrable experience as a scrub practitioner.

Freedom Unit currently has 3 Theatres, day of surgery admissions, and a recovery /discharge area. We are situated on level 2 within Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Specialities covered within Freedom Unit include Urology, ENT, Colorectal, Obs&Gynae, robotic surgery, Community Dental, etc. A mixture of day case, in-patient, elective and emergency work is undertaken within the unit.

As Band 6, the post holder will be required to lead a theatre team and work in partnership with other teams within the Theatre Central cluster. The Trust is a 24 hour major trauma centre and successful applicants to the Team Leader post will require a flexible approach to the rostering system and will be expected to participate in the on call rota.

As a team, we are dedicated to delivering high quality care for our patients and currently have an exciting and ongoing programme for improvement, which allows us to constantly review our practice and perioperative pathways. Our pathways are developed in consultation with patients and users of this service. In addition, we have a team of dedicated Perioperative Clinical Educators who work alongside the teams in practice, ensuring that the theatre teams are supported and remain current in perioperative practices.

Our Trust core values are ‘Put patients first’, Take ownership’, ‘Respect others’, and ‘Be positive’ If you agree that these values should be integral to your work, then Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has much to offer you.

Closing date: 05 December 2021

Planned Interview date: 16th December 2021

For further information, an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit to the team, please contact Charge NurseAlberto Tessarotto on 01752 433105 or MatronKaty Griffiths on 01752 433292.

We very much look forward to receiving your application and will be in touch via NHS Jobs if you have been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then please note you have not been successful on this occasion.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***


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