Lead Theatre Practitioner

Posted 27 February by BMI

BMI Lancaster Hospital in Lancaster is part of BMI Healthcare, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. 

We have an opportunity for a Lead Theatre Practitioner to join their team of staff in the Theatre department.

This is a FULL  time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC registration.
  • Post-registration qualification relevant to functional specialty i.e. Advanced Scrub Practitioner or Surgical First Assistant qualification [for scrub leads].  
  • ENB 998 and/or mentorship course
  • Experience of customer care, including interacting with customers in challenging situations
  • Previous experience working within an acute healthcare environment.
  • Previous experiencing managing and leading a clinical team. 
  • Caring and Professional nature.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work in a team, and using own initiative.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Duties of this role include:     

  • Deliver safe quality care for patients during their peri-operative phase of care.
  • To lead and manage a team, coordinating staff training needs and resource requirements within a peri-operative function or surgical specialty.
  • Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self.
  • Promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice.
  • Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly.
  • Achieve agreed objectives and demonstrating BMI behaviours at all time.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs. 
  • Maintain knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Ensuring appropriate measures are taken in respect of Health and Safety for patients, relatives, visitors, hospital staff and contractors.
  • Develop a strategy for peri-operative function and/or specialty service, including training and resource needs and implement an action plan to meet objectives

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Salary & Benefits:

BMI Healthcare offers a competitive starting salary and offers access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • BMI Healthcare Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum


If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please complete our brief online application form and ensure to upload the most recent copy of CV.  We aim to respond to your application within 14 days of the closing date.  

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