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Theatre Professional and Educational Lead
- Main area
- Band 8A
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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- Head and Neck Triumvirate (Dept)
- Milton Keynes
- £47,126 - £53,219 per annum, pro rata
- Salary period
- 23/05/2022 23:59
We are delighted to offer the opportunity for an experienced Theatre practitioner to be part of our Senior Leadership team in theatres.
The role involves providing professional leadership and support within the theatre setting specifically focusing on standards, performance monitoring and sustained improvement in practice. You will ensure high quality, safe patient care is delivered by an appropriately skilled and educated workforce.
We are looking for someone who can make a difference to patients and staff, modelling outstanding care every time and able to promote a positive team working ethic. You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, and caring with proven experience of visible and inclusive leadership within a theatre setting with excellent communication and well-developed influencing and negotiating skills.
For further information and/or an informal discussion please contact Emma Codrington – Divisional Chief Nurse for Surgery emma.codrington@MKUH.nhs.uk or via extension 01908 996072.
Main duties of the job
- Provide professional leadership through a strong visible presence in order to develop clinical practice and the provision of a safe, effective and high-quality care environment for patients. Interpret national policies and advise the organisational on how they should be implemented within the Trust.
- Ensure high quality, safe patient care is delivered by an appropriately skilled and educated workforce, through effective leadership by setting standards and performance monitoring of those standards.
- Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure a high standard of quality care delivery including - safety , effectiveness and patient experience, learning from feedback.
- Be responsible for the development and delivery of programmes of education that support workforce transformation within the Theatre department, including the implementation of new and advanced roles.
- Provide leadership and direction, ensuring key performance indicators are met and that the delivery of education and learning within theatres meets service needs and the personal and professional development needs of the workforce.
Working for our organisation
You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
- Free on-site parking
- Free tea and coffee
- Great flexible working opportunities
- Discounted gym membership
- Lease car scheme
- Generous annual leave and pension scheme
- On site nursery (chargeable)
- Extensive staff health and well-being programme
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Contribute to the development of strategic plans that provide patient centred care that meets the changing and complex needs of people who access our services.
- Actively seek and lead on opportunities for quality improvement through promotion of safe, effective performance that delivers positive patient experience.
- Promote commitment to actively engage in processes that provide patient and staff feedback and use information from this feedback to inform improvements and share learning across theatres and the organisation embedding positive practice.
- Lead in the development and setting of standards via written policies and guidelines that are evidence based and demonstrate improvements in care and measurable outcomes within theatres.
- Participate/lead on investigations and complaints as appropriate, implementing necessary changes and continually monitoring progress on action plans.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate key performance indicators within the department and support remedial interventions as required to demonstrate improvements to provide assurance of quality.
Please refer to the Job Description for full details
Qualifications & Knowledge
- HCPC/NMC Registration
- Evidence of study at degree level
- Masters level study or equivalent level of experience or training
- Management/Leadership qualification
- Demonstrates senior clinical credibility
- PG Certification Workforce
- Proven senior clinical experience in theatres setting at Band 7 or above
- Experience of working across organisational boundaries
- Proven experience of visible and knowledgeable leadership
- Experience of successful change management within an MDT team
- Experience in budgetary and resource management
- Proven involvement in evaluation and audit
- Knowledge, understanding and experience in Risk Management and Governance issues.
- Participation in business case planning
- Experience of responding to complaints both formal and informal
- Evidence of learning from incidents and improving practice
- Understanding of the principles of workforce planning
- Experience of harnessing patient and public involvement in standard setting
- Judgement involving complex facts or situations, which require the analysis, interpretation, and comparison of a range of options.
- Ability to set a clear vision of the service
- Excellent time management skills
- Able to work under pressure with competing priorities
- Clear decision maker, able to use initiative and meet deadlines
- Flexible and adaptable to changing needs of the service
- Understanding of how own area of responsibility contributes to the Trust operational and quality objectives
- Able to motivate staff and promote positive team working ethic
- Coaching to empower staff/staff development/leadership skills
- Able to teach and provide a positive learning environment
Personal and people development
- Positive attitude, pro-active and self-motivated with the ability to motivate others.
- Evidence of personal insight, emotional intelligence with ability to reflect and embed learning
- Able to build and development high functioning teams
- Able to recognise and challenge poor performance and provide appropriate support to address
- Passion and drive for providing high standards of care delivery for patients and staff
- High standards of personal conduct and behaviour, acting as a role model in valuing and respecting others
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, engaging in complex communication situations where information may be highly sensitive.
- High standard of verbal and written presentation skills
- Able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams
- Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Further details / informal visits contact
- Emma Codrington
- Job title
- Divisional Chief Nurse for Surgery
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01908 996072
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