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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2021.

Theatres Governance Lead

Job Reference: J223-A-21-1777

The London Clinic
Operating Theatre
Highly competitive

We have an exciting opportunity for a Theatres Governance Lead to join our team based at The London Clinic’s main hospital site in Central London, W1G 6BW (close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).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 state-of-the-art facilities located on 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.


Job Summary

The Theatres Governance Lead will be focusing the effective delivery of clinical governance and risk activities across Theatres at The London Clinic, to ensure the department establishes, sustains and operates to an effective risk management system, and organisation wide governance framework which supports the delivery of safe and effective patient care.


  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week.
  • Salary:Highly competitive, depending on skills and experience (Band 7)
  • 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.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create a culture where clinical governance and patient safety, in particular risk management, is perceived as essential to the care and wellbeing of clients, patients and staff.
  • Leading the department’s processes for ensuring compliance with the Duty of Candour regulations within the CBU.
  • Responsible for leading on the coordination and management of serious incidents and learning from all adverse events within the department.
  • Ensure that all regulatory, policy requirements or best practice relevant to quality of care are identified and implemented effectively within the department.
  • Ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place for the audit of clinical care and all relevant supporting systems and processes. Monitor the delivery of actions arising from such audits and reviews to ensure effective implementation.
  • Support the preparation of a monthly Patient Safety & Quality report for discussions.


Skills &Experience

  • Registered Practitioner/Nurse/ODP with NMC or HCPC registration.
  • Post qualification Scrub/Anaesthetics/Recovery experience within an operating theatres environment.
  • Experience of clinical governance, risk management, as well as undertaking risk assessments, root cause analysis and contributing to the local risk register, investigating incidents and complaints.
  • Awareness and understanding of NHSLA standards, assessment process, and the role of CQC.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to develop team working and training staff.


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. Specialist areas include, General surgery; ENT; Gynaecology; Hepatobiliary; Neuro-spinal; Ophthalmic; Orthopaedic; Plastic and reconstructive; Robotic; Urology; Vascular & Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery).

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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