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Team Leader - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC's key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

About this vacancyThe opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and expert Practitioner/Nurseat Band 6 to undertake a six month acting-up role to lead our Trauma & Orthopaedic Theatre team, and help develop the department's Polytrauma service.

Your role will be to provide clinical and managerial leadership, supporting the team in the above speciality and the department as a whole to delivery of high quality patient care. You will also be instrumental in devising and developing theatre processes around our polytrauma service. Experience in managing and coordinating a complex and changing workload is essential.

You must be able to demonstrate your ability to motivate individuals, have proven organisational skills, effective communication, leadership skills and a strong commitment to high standards of patient care.

About the area

Brighton and Hove is a city located on the coast of Sussex just one hour from London. The beach is just moments from the hospital and to the north of the city we are surrounded by the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our city has superb transport links into London, just 50 minutes on the train, and access to Gatwick airport.

About University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC's key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

University Hospitals Sussex is transforming and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. We are a highly progressive, ambitious university teaching hospital and regional centre for a wide variety of specialist services. With an annual turnover of over £550m there is a clear determination to achieve the Trust's strategic ambitions, including a £420m redevelopment and transformation of the Trust's estate - the Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary (3T) Care infrastructure.

About this vacancy

Are you seeking a dynamic, challenging and rewarding work environment, with an employer that values your time and knowledge and will train to anticipate the unexpected, whilst delivering the safest care possible?

UHSussex is a large, acute, teaching Trust with a proud history of providing adult and children services in a diverse range of specialist, general and elective services across multiple sites. We treat over three quarters of a million people a year from all walks of life and our 8,900+ workforce is just as diverse.

We have exciting an opportunity to welcome applications for a vacancy as a Band 7 theatre practitioner to lead the Trauma and Orthopaedic theatres at the RSCH site within the trust.

At this senior level you should demonstrate experience of working within a theatre department, and specifically within the Trauma and Orthopaedic speciality, along with evidence of strong leadership and managerial skills in your practice.

You shall be responsible and accountable for the clinical and non-clinical day to day running of Trauma and Orthopaedics surgery, along with coordinating the effective running and organisation of trauma and orthopaedics theatre lists whilst working within a multidisciplinary team

You will also be expected to coordinate the level five theatre complex on a regular basis, supporting the theatre manager, band 7 colleagues, and juniors in the team.

We have 9 operating theatres and cater for a number of specialities including Orthopaedic ENT, Vascular, Gynaecology, digestive diseases Surgery & CEPOD theatre,

You should have excellent communication skills, experience with setting and evaluating standards of care, be IT literate, and familiar with the trust missions and values

To facilitate your transition into your new role you will have the support of the Theatre Manager, Theatre Team Leaders, The Directorate Lead Nurse, as well as our

dedicated Practice Education Team who will also assist with your orientation and on-going professional development.

If you wish to discuss this further or would like to arrange an informal visit please contact William Davidson on 01273 696955 x 67444 or via email at william.davidson@nhs.net

About the area

Brighton and Hove is a city located on the coast of Sussex just one hour from London. The beach is just moments from the hospital and to the north of the city we are surrounded by the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our city has superb transport links into London, just 50 minutes on the train, and access to Gatwick airport.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria.For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services by Email: uhsussex.hresvacancies@nhs.netGeneral information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria.For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services by Email: uhsussex.hresvacancies@nhs.net
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