Role: Deputy Theatre Manager
Location: Weymouth Street Hospital
Salary: Starting from £50,000
The purpose of the role
In conjunction with the theatre manager, the post holder is accountable for Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Operating Theatres department and will:
- Work in according to the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of conduct and other professional guidelines.
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate standards and external bodies, such as the Care Quality Commission and Association for Perioperative Practice and embed these standards throughout the department.
- Assist in the organization and management of Theatres department.
- Promote and monitor safe and effective practice.
- Enhance the patient/consultant experience.
- To provide a clear focus for clinical leadership and to be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high standard of holistic, patient centered care.
- Responsible for the supervision and development of all nurses, students and support workers.
- Contribute to the delivery of the organisations objectives.
- To be accountable for coordinating patient care, the management of resources and performance of staff throughout the Theatres department.
- To be responsible and accountable for Human Resources issues relating to the department.
- To be responsible for the implementation of Audit, Quality and Risk Management initiatives.
- Plan and advise the theatre manager on capital expenditure in the theatre department.
- To maintain a visible presence in the department.
We are looking for someone who takes pride in delighting patients through exceptional care. If you take professional satisfaction in feeling proud of your level of first-class service at the end of each day, you may be a good fit, around like-minded colleagues. Being sensitive to patient and consultant needs will be at the core of everything you do.
- Ensure effective communication between staff, patients, visitors, consultants and outside agencies.
- Work collaboratively as required to ensure effective and efficient provision of health care services.
- Communicate the vision and rationale of the service provided
- Use communication skills in order to convey complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
- Ensure that patient documentation is completed correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner by all members of the health care team.
- Ensure patient confidentiality is maintained.
- Maintain professional boundaries and working relationships with patients, colleagues and consultants.
Personal and People Development
- Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities.
- Ensure that staff attend and complete corporate and local orientation and induction programmes, mandatory training sessions and annual updates.
- Be appraised at least annually and contribute to own personal development plan (PDP).
- Be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, management and clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with CPD/revalidation requirements and maintain a professional profile.
- Act as a preceptor/mentor for staff.
- Take part in reflection and appropriate learning from practice, in order to maintain and develop competence and performance.
- Facilitate staff to fulfill mandatory training, revalidation and CPD requirements and to maintain a professional profile.
- Facilitate clinical supervision and participate as appropriate.
- Maintain a suitable learning environment.
- Co-ordinate and maintain accurate records of nurse and health care assistant training development.
Health, Safety and Security
Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.
- Work with team members to ensure maintenance of a clean and safe environment that is conducive to therapeutic and ethical practice.
- Be accountable for and ensure own competence in practice.
- Promote nursing practice and care delivery in line with relevant research and evidence base and with reference to PHG policies and guidelines.
- Identify potential risks for all staff, consultants, patients/carers and visitors, take action as required and adhere to relevant incident reporting procedures.
- Ensure the safe custody and administration of drugs in accordance with local and PHG policy and legal requirements as laid down in NMC Administration of Medicines.
- Handle and dispose of all body fluids in accordance with universal precautions.
- Take personal responsibility for promoting a safe environment and safe patient care by identifying areas of risk and following incident, Serious Incidents and Near Misses reporting policy and procedure.
- Ensure relevant audits are carried out monthly or whenever specified.
- Assist on change management issues/projects for the department including the planned redevelopment and expansion of the theatre complex.
- Consider the views/needs of users when determining priorities for service development.
- Foster a climate of continuous service improvement by maintaining awareness of developments and best practice elsewhere.
- Interpret national recommendations/guidelines and PHG policies and assess potential impact on the service.
- Be responsible for implementing, maintaining and monitoring measurable standards of care in liaison with the theatre manager.
- Ensure care delivered is based on current evidence, best practice and validated research when available.
- Work with theatre manager to review nursing practice, implementing appropriate changes in accordance with above principles.
- Contribute to research and development programmes within the department.
- Maintain own and others’ awareness of the national, professional and local quality issues relevant to the delivery of nursing/allied health care professionals services, ensuring compliance as required.
- Ensure a welcoming, caring and supportive environment is provided for staff, consultants, patients and their family/visitors/carers.
- Uphold quality initiatives that improve ‘customer care’ and enhance the interface between staff, consultants, patients and visitors and other departments with PHG.
- Participate in audit processes for monitoring and reviewing quality.
- Be involved in the handling and resolution of complaints in accordance with PHG policy, ensuring staff are aware of their role.
- Challenge appropriately and confidently where standards of care fall below that which the Theatre Manager would expect.
Equality and Diversity
- Recognise the importance of peoples’ rights and act in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures
- Ensure that staff have knowledge of and recognize peoples’ expressed beliefs, preferences and choices; respecting diversity and valuing people as individuals
- Take account of own behavior and its effect on others
All post holders with staff management responsibilities are expected to support the development of their staff through feedback, by conducting an appraisal at least once a year, by assisting in the development and implementation of personal development plans, as well as ensuring their staff are kept informed of developments across PHG or in the service area through the most appropriate communications in your service area.
- Manage a team of nurses, health care support workers, allied healthcare professionals and other staff, supervising and supporting team members; co-ordinate the multidisciplinary team.
- Manage staff performance and report problems to the appropriate senior manager.
- Be responsible for recruitment and selection of staff after undergoing appropriate training.
- Ensure comprehensive induction/orientation of new and bank/agency staff to the department, complete local induction paperwork for permanent and temporary staff.
- Be responsible for ensuring staff are appraised at least annually, addressing personal development plans (PDP) and monitoring/managing performance.
- Use rostering skills effectively ensuring safe and appropriate staffing numbers and skill mix.
- Ensure prudent use of bank and agency staff.
- Hold staff accountable for their actions and omissions.
- Ensure professional staff working in the department are professionally qualified and registered with the relevant professional body.
- Manage under performing staff appropriately.
- Manage staff sickness appropriately in line with PHG Sickness & Absence Management Policy
All staff have a responsibility to prevent and control infections. This includes ensuring personal and team compliance with all relevant policies; especially hand hygiene, the dress code and MRSA screening policies.
Working in any department where an on ‘call rota’ operates will be required to participate in the rota. Managers will discuss with staff the level of ‘on call’ cover required taking into account their individual circumstances. Staff in nursing posts may be requested to work in any area throughout PHG by the Director of Clinical Services or the duty manager.
Safeguarding children and Child Protection
It is the responsibility of all staff to safeguard children and promote their welfare. Child protection issues if identified must be notified promptly in accordance with PHG policy and procedures.
Continuing Professional Development
All staff are responsible for his/her continuing professional development including revalidation and to take a proactive approach to maintaining personal and professional effectiveness in an evolving role.
If you are required to obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer or word processor you should do it in a fair and lawful way. You should hold data only for the specific registered purpose and not use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such a purpose and ought to disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed. Breaches of confidence in relation to data will result in disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal.
You are required to maintain confidentiality of any information concerning patients or staff which you have access to or may be given in the course of your work, in accordance with current policy on confidentiality at PHG.
If you are employed in an area of work which requires membership of a professional body in order to practice (eg Nursing & Midwifery Council) it is a condition precedent of your employment to maintain membership of such a professional body and re-validation. You are required to advise the theatre manager if your professional body in any way limits or changes the terms of your registration. Failure to remain registered or to comply with the relevant code of practice may result in temporary downgrading, suspension from duty and/or disciplinary action which may result in the termination of your employment. It is also your responsibility to comply with the relevant body’s code of practice.
Required skills & experience
- 1st level Registered general Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
- Further relevant professional studies
- Post-reg Educational Qualification (i.e. Mentorship)
- Relevant degree level studies
- Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the area / sphere of responsibilities
- Demonstrable interest in and commitment to the professional development of others
- An understanding of HR processes and issues pertaining to staff management
- Ability to organise and manage day to day departmental activities and the activities of large multidisciplinary team within this
- Team building and working skills – able to lead a team to achieve results
- Understands importance of and own role in Clinical Governance and Risk Management
First and foremost, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional clinical care to all patients, in a very supportive environment.
Phoenix Hospital Group has four sites encompassing two London outpatient centres: 9 Harley Street and 25 Harley Street, and two hospitals: Weymouth Street Hospital (London) and Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford (Essex).
This role is based at the Weymouth Street Hospital, an acute care hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions with a special emphasis in Cosmetic Surgery with some of the country’s leading NHS and Private Consultants using our facilities.
If you think you would be a great fit, apply now.