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Anaesthetic Team Leader - Main Theatres

Band 6

Main area
Anaesthetics RPH
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
25/02/2019 23:59

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced anaesthetic practitioner to join our Main Theatre Royal Preston Hospital as anaesthetic team leader.

You must be either a registered General Nurse with a post registration qualification in anaesthetics or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) in order to lead our dynamic Anaesthetic and Recovery team within Theatres.

We specialise in providing high-quality care to patients undergoing various procedures within our fast paced clinical environment. We cover a wide range of specialities such as Elective and Trauma Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat, Urology, General Surgery, Plastics, Neuro, Vascular and Max Fax

We seek a committed individual who has excellent clinical skills, effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. You will display enthusiasm and interest in enhancing the good reputation of Theatres and foster and maintain good relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

As an experienced anaesthetic and recovery practitioner you will demonstrate excellent knowledge and clinical skills and be a role model for all staff within the department.

You will demonstrate a commitment to the development of staff, students and your own CPD.

As a team leader you will work with the Theatre Training team to ensure training compliance is met and learning opportunities for all staff and students are maximised. You must have substantive senior nursing/ODP experience and to succeed in this role you must demonstrate confidence, strong leadership skills and be flexible and proactive.  Excellent communication skills, IT skills, and a patient safety focus are vital to the role as well as the ability to manage a varied and demanding workload.

In return we offer you a friendly supportive environment that is committed to your continuing professional development in one of the largest and highest performing Trusts in the country. Opportunities to develop your management and leadership skills and for further study are available to the right candidate.  


Why come to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals:

  • Great learning opportunities to enable all staff to fulfil their potential
  • Post-qualification development opportunities including, ILS/PILS, ILM Awards in Leadership, coaching and Team Skills
  • Ongoing support from theatre Clinical Manager and the Clinical Education team
  • Salary sacrifice - childcare, electronics and cars
  • NHS agenda for change terms and conditions
  • A generous annual leave provision
  • NHS pension
  • Annual appraisal and personal development plans


In order to provide the finest possible care we are committed to training and providing on-going support to the right people who can join our existing team of highly skilled professionals, all of whom are committed to making a positive difference to our patients.  We will assist your development every step of the way, making sure that you are equipped with the skills needed to meet every potential challenge.

 To get staff perspective on what it is like to work in theatres at Lancashire teaching hospitals, please click on the link below


So come and apply today and see what we have to offer.

Interview dates: To be confirmed


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Karen Stackhouse. Clinical Manger 01772 528280

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245475