Head of Theatres

The London Clinic
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
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We have an exciting transformational and influential opportunity for a Head of Theatres to join our senior management team at The London Clinic. We offer a supportive and warm working culture where your contribution is valued, and you can help us provide the best, personalised healthcare, and deliver our three core values of; Caring, Inspiring and Pioneering.

Established in 1932, The London Clinic is one of the UK's largest private hospitals, with approx. 1300 employees, across 8 state-of-the-art facilities located in the heart of London's medical community in Harley Street. We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

Our main hospital spans 8 floors comprising of 234 beds and 10 theatres, including a Hybrid theatre and two minimally invasive and day surgery theatres. There are a whole host of specialties that operate in our Theatres which includes, General surgery; ENT; Gynaecology; Hepatobiliary; Neuro-spinal; Ophthalmic; Orthopaedic; Plastics; Robotic; Urology; Vascular & Bariatric surgery.

Job Profile

The Head of Theatres is responsible for the delivery of clinical and professional standards, maximizing utilization and overall performance, as well as ensuring the theatres department is well integrated with the wider hospital.

  • Job Location: This role is located at our main hospital in London, W1G 6BW (Close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).
  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position working 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday, with some flexibility for weekend work which may be required.
  • Salary: We are offering a highly competitive salary, and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 day's annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Key Duties
  • The Head of Theatres is accountable for the delivery and performance management of a high quality theatre services, managing a department of approx. 95 staff, providing leadership, professional support and development to all nurses, theatre practitioners and support staff.
  • Responsible for the direct line management of the theatres management team, which includes the Deputy Theatre Mgr, HSDU Mgr, Theatre Educator & Governance Lead, providing support, guidance and direction to achieve optimal effectiveness, clinical and financial outcomes.
  • To be a highly visible, proactive and accessible leader, acting as a clinical resource and ensuring the sustained delivery of high standards of care and service delivery, to staff, patients and the public.
  • Play a lead role within the department for ensuring the governance structure and processes are in place, that appropriate risk management and shared learning takes place and that assurances of quality are provided to the Nursing board as required.
  • Will have an overall strategic view of the theatres department, supporting a culture of continuous quality improvement, as well as working in partnership with the directorate management team to ensure divisional and clinic objectives are met in relation to workforce, service delivery, clinical quality, safety and financial control.

Skills &Experience
  • Registered Nurse or Practitioner with NMC or HCPC registration.
  • Significant management/leadership experience at a senior theatres services level or band 8a level or above, in an acute hospital setting.
  • A track record of continuous managerial, educational and professional development.
  • Experience of building effective relationships with consultants, and managers across multiple disciplines; hospital wide.
  • Demonstrable experience of improving theatres efficiency, performance and utilization.
  • Experience of leading people through significant change, as well as managing complex resource issues (human and financial).
  • Evidence of implementing a range of quality and clinical governance initiatives to develop practice, as well as managing innovation and service improvement.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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