Deputy Theatre Manager, Wilmslow / Manchester
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)
Salary: Competitive + fantastic benefits
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
Based across our Wilmslow Hospital in Cheshire, as well as The Christie Private Care in Manchester. HCA Healthcare UK has developed a dedicated private centre in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The Christie Private Care (TCPC) treats private patients with a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment all on one site. Both Christie Private Care and The Christie NHS trust have been inspected by CQC in 2018 and both parties achieved a rating of outstanding.
Our Wilmslow Hospital is also part of the HCA Healthcare UK family, where we’re dedicated to maintaining our reputation of world class healthcare. We’ve invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our patients always receive the most accurate diagnosis and treatment. We offer fast local access to the best possible care, working with expert consultants and experienced nursing teams across a range of services.
What we’re looking for
To be a highly visible leader and role model to all staff within the teams.
To ensure theatre staff deliver high quality specialist services for planned procedures and there is an effective on call out of hours service
To allocate staff appropriately, utilising the skill mix to its full potential.
To provide strategic and operational direction to build the departmental business; plan new services and introduce new technologies as required.
Provide a highly responsive service to consultant users.
Clinical Practice and Patient Care
To ensure representation from the surgical services department at any forum pertinent to the clinical area.
To appreciate and be sensitive to patients’ physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural requirements.
To understand the Integrated Governance process and ensure staff comply with the Infection Control and H&S policies to minimise risks to patients and staff
To ensure the delivery of excellent clinical practice at all times and to be professionally accountable for own practice as evidenced by the clinical competency framework and in accordance with NMC (or equivalent) and HCA guidelines.
To lead all clinical staff in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care.
To ensure that patient dignity and privacy is respected at all times.
Staffing – To deputise for the Theatre Manager, to help:
To performance manage all staff ensuring annual appraisals and reviews are carried out effectively and on time.
To be responsible for recruitment and retention of staff and provide departmental Human Resource management, supported by the HR Department.
To support all staff to maintain and develop their skills in compliance with an annual Learning & Development plan
To be responsible for ensuring all clinical staff attends their mandatory training days on an annual basis.
To maintain records of staff training and development activities.
Duties and Responsibilities– To deputise for the Theatre Manager, to help:
Strategic and operational management: financial, business, staffing, governance
Efficient session utilisation
Create a One Stop booking service for all the operating theatres
Delivering the most efficient and effective theatre staffing
Planning new services, technologies
All aspects of Integrated Governance
Skills and Experience
In addition to the knowledge and understanding the post holder will require the following skills to perform the role to the standard required:
Excellent organisational and management skills with the ability to flexibly respond to the needs of the department and the hospital
The ability to effectively manage the clinical area on a day to day basis and plan ahead
The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills, including communication (verbal, non-verbal and written), positive mental attitude and sensitivity
Professional manner at all times
The ability to set, implement and evaluate standards of practice
Change management skills
Commitment to Continual Professional Development
Commitment to Clinical Governance and Quality initiatives
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.