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Band 8a - Operational Theatre Manager, Surgery

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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West Herts - General Staffing
Watford Hospital
£42,110 - £50,196 pro rata pa inc HCA
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We are looking for an individual to take on the day to day operational management and co-ordination of the Theatre Suite at Watford  Hospital. The post holder must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, be a caring and compassionate individual focused on providing excellent quality patient care, working within the values held by West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day co-ordination of 8 theatres, supported by a team of Advanced Theatre Practitioners. The main surgical specialties accessing these theatres are: General Surgery; Gynecology and obstetrics; Urology; Vascular; Ophthalmology and ENT and Orthopaedics (elective and emergency).

The post holder will work closely with colleagues in all surgical specialties to improve the patient flow through theatres. They will be able to empower and motivate others, dynamic and forward-thinking, thrive in a busy environment, have experience in change management, and be able to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. 

You must be a Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner with relevant experience at a senior level in a theatre environment.

An informal visit is essential prior to short listing.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

As an employer of over 4000 people we are one of the biggest employers in the area and see around a million patients each year.

Our vision is to embody in our hospitals the principles, values and sense of service that created the NHS by providing consistently good, safe care in a friendly, listening and informative way, as and when people need and want it and always with dignity and respect.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jason McKee Deputy Divisional Manager for Surgery on 07887993129

If you have problems applying, contact

01923 217453
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