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Day Case Scrub Team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
14/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for a dynamic experienced Theatre Scrub Practitioner to take on the responsibility of Team Leader in one of our 13 theatres at Chorley. The Day Case service is also moving to Chorley Hospital imminently and will bring an additional 6 new theatres. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the following specialties: Robotic surgery, plastics, max fax, breast & colo-rectal.



Main duties of the job

You will be acting as an expert clinical resource within theatres and take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of the Clinical Manager or Theatre co-ordinator as well as assisting in the leadership and development of all theatre staff.

You must be either a registered General Nurse with extensive scrub experience or an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) in order to lead our enthusiastic theatre scrub & theatre support worker teams.

Here at Lancashire teaching hospitals NHS trust we are fully dedicated in providing, truly holistic care and team working, as captured within our Trust Values – being caring and compassionate, recognising individuality, seeking to involve, building team spirit and taking personal responsibility.


Working for our organisation

Our commitment to you is to offer support, development and opportunities in an inclusive environment. Therefore we will offer you:

Great learning opportunities to enable team leaders to develop their fulfil potential

Post-qualification development opportunities including ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills

Core people management skills

Salary sacrifice scheme - childcare, electronics and cars

A generous annual leave provision

NHS pension

Annual appraisal and personal development plans

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be expected to have extensive experience in a variety of procedures and have enthusiasm for change and take forward new ideas. Applicants must have excellent communication, influencing and leadership skills and thrive in a busy team environment. You will be encouraged and supported to further develop using the educational and experiential learning opportunities available.

  • Assist and support the Clinical Manager in the safe and effective management of the service including management of staff, facilities and associated systems and processes.
  • Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care
  • Acts as a role model presenting a positive image of self, the team and the organisations
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, making optimal use of operating sessions. Identify potential bottlenecks and facilitate smooth patient flow through the department.
  • Ensure a high standard of service delivery is delivered by self and others based on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet patients’ needs in accordance with agreed local and National standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • Set, monitor and maintain standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care


Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • Registered nurse / ODP with current NMC/ HCPC registration
  • • Extensive experience in Scrub
  • • Evidence of current and continuing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • • Degree in related health care area
  • • Level 3 ILM (Institute of leadership and Management) or equivalent.
  • • Core people management skill

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Awareness of changes in practice and the ability to implement change
  • • Knowledge of escalation and cancellation processes
  • • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
Desirable criteria
  • • Knowledge of Leadership and Management
  • • Research and Development

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • • Good communication skills
  • • Able to lead and supervise other staff
  • • Promotes team working and best practice in the clinical environment
Desirable criteria
  • • Lead others in change management

Values & Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • • Caring & compassionate
  • • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • • Commitment to CPD of self and others
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanna Frimston
Job title
Clinical Manager
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Additional information

Gillian Dearnaley