Theatre Lead

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  • Sector:

    Sector 1, Sector 2

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  • Contact:

    Lenka Kullacova

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Demonstrate leadership and promote and encourage teamwork. Provide skilled clinical and technical advanced assistance as a member of the operating theatre team. Lead and participate in the assessment of patient care needs implementing and maintaining agreed standards of care. Following Codes of Professional Practice provide high quality care to patients undergoing treatment within the Peri-Operative Environment. 


Key responsibilities: 

  • Line management and supervision of all grades of staff within the sphere of authority, acting as a clinical lead and expert to junior, non-registered, and less experienced staff 
  • Coordinate and manage own specialty and department as required. Liaise with surgeons and anaesthetists to assess requirements for future operating lists and ensure those requirements are met 
  • Take the lead with planning, delivering and evaluation of patient care 
  • Work with senior staff to identify and manage staff performance issues, including sickness absence, capability, and discipline 
  • Participate in the process of recruitment, selection and retention of staff 
  • Working with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team following local policies, protocols, and standards 
  • Awareness of the effective management of resources within the department, ensuring adequate stock levels, and adhering to procedures for the use and procurement of supplies 
  • Participate in monthly audit programme, update action plan, and lead on the implementation of any recommended changes to practice 
  • Promote and lead the ‘safer surgery’ agenda throughout the department 
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements 
  • Provide effective communication with team members to ensure an efficient service is maintained 
  • Work collaboratively with other team members in the department in the daily running and organization of theatre activity and provide support in all clinical areas as necessary 
  • Lead by example 



  • Plan and prepare equipment according to patients needs and procedures 
  • Maintain user competency for relevant equipment both existing and new, teaching, supervising, and signing off junior members of staff 
  • Implement and evaluate care as appropriate to surgical requirement and patient’s condition. Supervise and support new and junior members of the team. 
  • Perform the necessary pre- op and post-op checks and adhere to the principles of the 5 Steps to Safer Surgery 
  • Monitoring and assessing patient’s condition, responding to changes in condition, proposing / making changes to care plan as required and escalating concerns as appropriate 
  • Directing and participating in the manoeuvring and the positioning of conscious and unconscious patients 
  • Handover and transferring responsibility of care to colleagues, ensuring appropriate information and care is relayed 
  • Supporting and re-assessing patients during perioperative procedures 
  • Working within guidelines of NMC and AHPC Codes of Practice depending upon registration 
  • To be aware of the management of drugs and to adhere to local policies and administer drugs as prescribed 
  • Maintaining accurate patient and theatre records 
  • Respond to and report untoward incidents as per policy 
  • Participate in on-call as required 



  • Monitoring and ordering of stocks and supplies, rotating expiry dates as necessary and ensuring safe levels are maintained 
  • Participate in the coordination of the department as required, including staff allocation and manage smooth running of all lists 
  • Lead a team during the shift session, ensuring a high standard of patient care is delivered 
  • Contribute to the setting and audit of local standards and policies as part of professional development 
  • To undertake any other duties that may be requested by your manager to facilitate smooth running of the department 
  • Ensure relevant safety checks are undertaken as necessary, and address issues of poor performance 
  • Undertake the management and organisation of care provision within the Hospital by ensuring that the clinical teams are rostered and available as required 
  • Liaise with bank staff/agency as required to ensure safe staffing whilst maintaining commercial awareness 
  • Ensure the rota is completed at least 2 weeks in advance, including on-call requirements 
  • Arrange RMO cover as required 



  • Assist with establishing the training needs of individual team members and contribute to professional development plans 
  • Perform personal development reviews for an allocated team of staff 
  • Delivery of orientation and induction to new and less experienced members of staff/agency staff 
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating own clinical knowledge and skills 




Infection Control 

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: 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. 


Professional Registration 

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. 


Risk Management 

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. 


Additional Information 

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.