Ophthalmic Theatre Lead

Job Details:

This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours a week. You will be required to cover variable days and weekends to meet business needs.

Tier 2 visa sponsorship available.

We are always looking for great talent to join our team and help achieve our ambitious goals and growth. We care about our people, and we care about the future of eye health and how CHEC can play an innovative part in making this great, with your help.

Are you already a Theatre Lead or someone who is looking for advancement into a Lead role who wants to continue helping people but need a better work life balance? If yes, then CHEC is your employer of choice! We have an exciting opportunity for a Theatre Lead to join us on a permanent basis as we continue to expand.

About the Role

The role will be leading the theatre department team and ensuring the day-to-day operation reflects the highest standard of governance, clinical effectiveness, and standards of care.

You will be an experienced Theatre Practitioner or have had experience as a Lead or Senior Theatre Practitioner, using your advanced knowledge and experience to guide and support your team whilst actively being involved in the delivery of patient care.

You will be responsible for the logistical and procedural processes within the team, ensuring policy and governance is strictly adhered to whilst maintaining the smooth operation of the team.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Be a visible leader for the hospital team, clinical & administration, encouraging development and motivation within the team
  • Oversee and undertake scrub procedures in ophthalmic cases, supporting the theatre team as a senior Theatre Lead and ensuring safe patient care
  • Support the Hospital Manager working with the Facilities & Estates team to ensure all equipment is fit for purpose and use
  • Support and coach a diverse team to succeed in their goals and maintain wellbeing
  • Lead your teams in CQC readiness, improvement plans, and provide advice when required
  • Adhere to good record keeping, drug administration in line with guidelines, ensuring you have an audit processes and action plans in place to monitor the effectiveness
  • Adhere to Information Governance rules on data protection

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Registered practitioner with the NMC or HCPC
  • Considerable experience working within a scrub role – ideally Ophthalmic
  • Passion for high quality patient safety and care
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience
  • Previous management or team leader experience
  • Teaching or coaching experience

  • Previous theatre experience is required. Ophthalmic scrub experience is preferred but not essential as full training is available for suitably qualified RGNs / ODP’s with at least 2 years post qualification clinical experience in a secondary care setting or similar.

About CHEC

Community Health and Eyecare, or CHEC as we like to be called, are a leading provider of NHS services in the UK, with an established group of hospitals and community clinics. Our vision is to provide accessible healthcare services across the UK. Our bespoke state of the art Cataract and Surgical Centres are a beacon of envy, where we are contracted to deliver cataracts, YAG laser and wAMD services across the UK, providing end-to-end care for every eye condition whilst continuing to support the NHS nationwide with our services.

Why work for us?

  • 33 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Death in service scheme
  • Bluelight Card- 100’s of discount and cashback options
  • Career development opportunities – dedicated reward framework and multiple learning opportunities
  • Performance reviews with a training and development plan
  • Better work life balance – no night shifts
  • Dedicated clinical education team
  • Great team and working environment
Job Category: Health
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Coventry

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