The Clinical Coordinator will work alongside the Head of Clinical Services to ensure the provision of high quality, effective patient care. Responsible for the day-to-day organization and management of care provision within the clinical area while coordinating the management of the admissions, scrub/theatre, anaesthetics and recovery teams. Providing clear direction and leadership to all department staff, with responsibility for development, motivation, and performance of the Theatre Team. The role includes clinical practice, human resource management and financial management. The role includes clinical commitment ensuring credibility in the clinical area of expertise.
The Theatre Coordinator will:
Provide visible, authoritative, credible leadership in the clinical area
Work as part of the senior staff team to meet the departmental objectives and develop services
Maintain clinical skills in the field of expertise with regular clinical input
To lead the clinical team and act as an effective role model, providing excellent quality and care for patients
Ability to prioritize workload effectively
Delegate appropriate activities to other staff and ensure objectives are met
Deputise for the Head of Clinical Services in their absence and responsibility for daily service delivery
Responsible as line manager for services within the clinical area, providing leadership by developing and supporting a culture that encourages staff to be innovative, creative, and challenging to promote patient care and professional practice
In collaboration with Team Leaders ensure that the department functions safely and to capacity daily
Work collaboratively with other team members in the department in the daily running and organization of ward, theatre and recovery areas and provide support in all clinical areas as necessary
Ensure effective communication strategies are employed to always enable excellent communication and collaborative working
Ensure effective rostering practices, and in conjunction with Team Leaders ensure that staffing levels remain appropriate with the allocation of staff with the necessary skills to meet service requirements
Promote effective team-building strategies to ensure a cohesive and supportive working environment and empower staff by fostering a positive culture and involving them in decision making
Ensure compliance and implementation with all relevant standards, legislation, policies, guidelines, governance requirements, CQC regulations and National Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs)
Empower staff to develop new skills, and ensure competence through reflection, supervision, development and delivery of training, education, monthly meetings, and appraisal
Ensure all audits/reviews of the department and their performance are undertaken and implement action plans in response to findings
Optimise and ensure the provision of resources both physical and material to ensure effective utilisation and performance across all areas of the department
Review incidents relating to the department, monitor trends, use root cause analysis when appropriate to investigate and ensure corrective and preventative actions are taken
In collaboration with Team Leaders oversee the maintenance and repair of departmental equipment
Select, appoint, retain, and promote appropriately qualified and experienced staff to existing roles or new roles
- Qualifications Essential Desirable
- Registered Nurse (NMC) or Operating Department Practitioner (AHPC) with at least 5 years post-registration experience.
- A first degree and or evidence of postgraduate qualification, or equivalent vocational experience equating to a minimum of 5 years management experience within a surgical environment.
- Infection Prevention and Control certificate
- Safeguarding Level 3
- Radiation Safety Certificate
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Skills and Experience
- Operating theatre and surgical experience
- Experience of working in a Day Surgery environment
- Excellent understanding of clinical governance and quality improvement principles
- Knowledge of the Government and UK legislative framework
- Experience in effectively leading and managing a multi-skilled team.
- Problem-solving and analytical skills
- Experience of employee relation issues.
- Knowledge of appropriate standards and external bodies, such as the Care Quality Commission, AfPP.
- Experience working within private healthcare
- Assessing, planning and evaluation of patient-centred care using evidence-based practice.
- Experience and ability to demonstrate strong clinical leadership and care delivery at the point of care when necessary.
- Experience in undertaking incident investigation including root cause analysis.
- Experience working in a dynamic and demanding environment.
- Knowledge and understanding of contemporary risk management strategies that are effective in promoting and ensuring high-quality patient care.
- Demonstrates a proactive, positive and optimistic attitude using common sense approach
- Supportive, competent, confident and has the ability to be assertive if required
- Commercial outlook
- Flexible, pragmatic and articulate
- Commitment to clinical excellence and excellent client care
- Commercial acumen
- Working off an initiative, planning and prioritising to ensure deadlines are met.
Infection Control is everyone’s responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non-clinical, are required to adhere to the Company Infection Prevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the burden of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA.
Disclosure and Barring Service
Because of the nature of the work for which you are undertaking this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This includes details of cautions, reprimands, final warnings, as well as convictions. Further information is available from the Disclosure and Barring Service website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service and our policy HR43a Disclosure and Barring Service, available from the HR department.
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Post holders have a general responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
Staff undertaking work which requires professional/state registration are responsible for ensuring that they are so registered and that they comply with any Codes of Conduct applicable to that profession. Proof of registration must be produced on appointment and, if renewable, proof of renewal must also be produced.
Work Visa/Permits/Leave to Remain
If you are a non-resident of the United Kingdom or European Economic Area, any appointment offered may be subject to the Resident Labour Market test (RLMT) which may need to be repeated on expiry of your leave to remain. The Company is unable to employ or continue to employ you if you do not obtain or maintain a valid work visa and leave to remain in the UK.
The post-holder must maintain confidentiality of information about staff, patients and health service business and be aware of the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Adherence to appropriate Company Policies, including but not limited to: Data Governance, Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity; and Company protocols.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Private Clinic is committed to providing equality of employment opportunity for all members of staff and prospective staff and opposes all forms of discrimination, victimisation, or harassment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, or religion. The Private Clinic will not tolerate discrimination by any of its staff. You must recognise your responsibility to value and respect our clients and colleagues, standards of conduct are expected to be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied, or victimised.
Health and Safety
The post holder must co-operate with management in discharging its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and take reasonable health and safety of themselves and others and to ensure the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for patients, employees, and visitors.
All staff have a responsibility to report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or incidents promptly and when requested to co-operate with any investigation undertaken.
This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was completed although it does not include or define all tasks which the post holder may be expected to carry out. The duties may vary from time to time without changing the nature of the post or the level of responsibility and the post holder may also be required to carry out any other duties appropriate to the grading of the post.
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