Theatre Clinical Lead/Theatre Coordinator

Gynaecology, Trauma and General Surgery

Posted: 2 days ago

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£30,401.00 - £37,267.00 pa pr


Where are you heading?

Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Theatre Staff

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Poole Dorset

Band 6 Vacancies: Theatre Coordinator / Team Leaders – Main Theatres - specialist area

  • Gynaecology
  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Orthopaedic

Operating Department Practitioners, Anaesthetic Nurses or Registered Nurses

Poole and Bournemouth hospitals are working closely together to develop an expanded service for the Dorset community and wider areas. Poole is a great place to live and work where patient care and staff welfare are our top priorities. We are located in Poole town centre near the coast and New Forest. All this is on offer to any nursing and theatre practitioners making their next career move.

At this exciting time, are you what we are looking for?

With the new management team in place and focus on quality, transformation and service development, we are increasing our operating theatre suite and are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic people, to join our expanding theatre department delivering a 24 hour service, with specialist interest and knowledge in one or more of the following specialities –

  • Gynaecology
  • Trauma Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery theatres.

We offer great opportunities with an extensive educational program, to include the development of Surgical First Assistants (SFA), Assistant Theatre practitioners, nurse associates, leadership and management development to name but a few.

We pride ourselves on our friendly working environment and our desire to lead on Best Practice in the Operating Theatre setting. If you have the knowledge, skills, experience and drive that we are looking for to join our friendly and supportive team, then Poole Hospital theatres is the place for you.

Working with multi professional colleagues, you will have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience, working in an operating theatre setting across different specialities – head and neck, gynaecology, orthopaedic trauma, obstetrics, general surgery, anaesthetics and recovery– and become a valued member of a coordinating and core team. We encourage duel or multi skilled practitioners, however full training will be given to facilitate development. Your peers, anaesthetists, surgeons and senior staff will support you to learn new skills and to expand your practice.

You will be a:

  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse with a recognised anaesthetic course, who has experience across a range of different specialties and emergency theatres who may have had experience leading a team or coordinating a team or department.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 02/09/2019

Provisional interview date: 16/09/2019


For further details / informal visits contact:


For further details or to arrange a visit please contact:

Jayne Butler PA to Matron and General Manager on 01202448293


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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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Job Reference

Reference: 428-ATR10701-A

Closing Date: 02/09/2019

Interview Date: 16/09/2019