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Speciality Lead - Post Operative Care

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-330-B

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Are you a dynamic leader? Are you able to lead a team of perioperative practitioners with the perioperative environment leading practitioners to deliver high class quality care? The Directorate of Perioperative Medicine is going through some exciting changes to support the highest quality of care to our patients and we want you on our team. This is an exciting time to join Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital is seeking to recruit an experienced Perioperative practitioner with leadership skills to join the directorate of perioperative medicine senior leadership team, supporting our post operative care unit predominately on the APH site. With responsibility for the day to day management of post operative care to a 12 bedded post operative care unit you will lead change in the department supporting the perioperative improvement programme. Clinical specialisms include, Oral surgery, ENT, elective Orthopaedics, trauma, emergency , UGI & General surgery, Paediatric, Breast and Urology specialisms.

The potential post holder will report directly to the perioperative medicine Matron and linking with the Associate Director of Health Care Professions the successful candidate will forge close partnerships with other senior leaders in both the directorate and Surgical division. The post holder will provide strong leadership, and be a visible, credible senior presence accessible to staff patients and families where required. As successful candidate you will have clinical credibility working in post operative care, be responsible and accountable for safety, quality and workforce within your team working collaboratively with wider teams to deliver the highest quality care to patients. By joining us we will give you the support and development you need to develop in your role. Being part of our team we can offer you staff benefits including Lease Car Scheme, Smoking Cessation Services, Childcare and Family Support and other healthcare related support packages. If you seek to work in a specialised team and wish to build an exciting and fulfilling career at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, then this is the role for you.

This post is open to both NMC registered Nurses and HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners. We are looking for a highly motived, passionate health care professional who possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills, the ability to motivate and negotiate and is passionate about perioperative care. This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period in line with trust policy.

Working as part of the leadership team you will be responsible for:

      • Day to day operational leadership of operating theatres ensuring productivity and efficiencies whilst maintaining a safe and quality service.
      • Provide support, empowerment and guidance to theatre and recovery teams in providing care
      • Provide Human resource management to perioperative teams.
      • Identify areas for development within the current service provision
      • Support appropriate use of post operative care space through theatre scheduling and bookings to sessions
      • Engage with the wider user groups to ensure safe delivery of services.
      • Support key agenda items including audit, SOP development and IPC compliance.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lee Bennett - Associate Director of Health Care Professions

Telephone Number: 01516785111 Extension: 7405 Bleep: 2709

Email Address:

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Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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