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Deputy Theatre Liaison Manager based in Margate, Kent

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Deputy Theatre Liaison Manager
£34K - £38K per annum
23/11/2014 13:12
Permanent, 37.5 per week
Healthcare Thread Recruitment
Tammy / Stefannia
IT Thread/DTLM23451

We have a requirement to fill the role of Deputy Theatre Liaison Manager for a client based in Margate, Kent.

I hope this role is suitable for you. If however it is not the right opportunity but you know someone who would be interested please pass the email on. We offer up to £250 for any successful placement so it will definitely be worth your while

Overall Aims of the post:

To be responsible and accountable for the management of the theatre services in the absence of the Theatre Manager in order to achieve the results required by the hospital; through effective direction and control of staff and the efficient use of the resources allocated.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • To be aware and adhere to the policies and procedures as set down by the organisation, including regulations regarding Health & Safety, COSHH, NMC Codes of Practice and CQC.
  • To ensure practice is consistent with NMC/HPC/HCPC Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure resources are used to maximum effect and revenue capture is assured.
  • To maintain good communications with all departments within organisation and NHS Trust.
  • To provide hands on clinical duties to support the services including scrub, circulating and recovery duties.
  • To help identify, plan and project lead service development opportunities in order to grow the volume and profitability of the service in line with targets set by the Hospital Management Team.
  • To liase with bookings to ensure that the appropriate patient levels are allocated to theatre lists.
  • To act as the patients advocate when necessary.
  • To lead, participate and contribute in regular unit meetings.
  • To manage the theatre department in the absence of the Theatre Manager.
  • To liaise with the Theatre Manager and Quality Assurance Lead Nurse to identify any shortfalls in the clinical environments, and to put steps in place to address any issues.
  • To formulate theatre policies and procedures and ensure same are ratified and updated each year in accordance with Hospital Policy.
  • To attend Head of Department meetings, Clinical Governance, Health & Safety meetings and disseminate information in the absence of the Theatre Manager.
  • Maintain written records of objectives, action plans and evaluation of programmes.
  • To assist in the development of an effective recruitment and retention strategy in order to maintain a quality workforce.

Essential Criteria:

Education and Qualification
 Registered Nurse Part 1 or equivalent ODP qualification
 Evidence of Continual Professional Development
Knowledge and experience required to do the job
 Proven track record of project leadership/ management
 5 years relevant experience in theatre with at least 2 years at a senior level
 Experience of effectively building and managing a team
 Experience of undertaking Appraisals/Appraisal training
 Sound knowledge of Clinical Governance + Risk Management
 A working knowledge of CQC regulations and requirements
Specific Technical/Specialist skills to do the job
 All clinical duties including scrub, circulating and recovery
 Ability to teach all grades of staff
 Management of theatre department
 Lead a theatre list
Personal attributes required to do the job
 Leadership skills
 A commitment to provide high quality services
 Ability to work under pressure and to meet targets and deadlines
 Strong decision making skills
 Proactive self starter with the ability to manage activity in a highly regulated environment
 Excellent verbal + written communication skills
 Attention to detail
 Planning & organisation
 Flexibility
 Initiative
 Financial awareness / commercial attitude
 Computer literate


Desirable Criteria:

Education and Qualification
 Diploma in Operating Theatre Technique
 Studying or have a relevant degree
 Recognised Management Qualification
Knowledge and experience required to do the job
 Previous experience in the Independent Sector
Specific Technical/Specialist skills to do the job
 Excellent customer care and marketing skills
 Finance and resource management




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