Barts Heart Centre – Help us build one of Europe’s largest cardiovascular centres
Band 6 Senior Theatre Nurse Practitioner/Associate Team Leader- Thoracics
The new Barts Heart Centre has brought together the services of some of the best cardiovascular experts in the country who will work together to create a single specialist centre for cardiovascular disease to cover all our local communities.
You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we realise a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve services for today’s patients and future generations and create a world class cardiovascular service. This post is for our Thoracic and Robotics Theatres.
Main duties of the job
The development of a new centre has created vacancies for Band 6 senior cardiothoracic scrub practitioners. We are looking to recruit skilled and experienced individuals who are looking for a new challenge. They will be providing clinical leadership support across the cardiac surgical programme delivered in a new 10 theatre complex with cardiac, thoracic, Robotic and thorocoabdominal aneurysm surgery, complex electrophysiology cases and the nationally recognised Heart Attack Centre which services North and East London. There is the opportunity to develop leadership skills, mentorship and development of junior staff members and look towards opportunities for further academic studies. There is the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, spend time mentoring junior staff and reinforcement of safe practice within a large theatre setting.
We offer a wide range of development opportunities including extensive mandatory training, Band 6 development programme, the opportunity for further academic studies and attendance at external conferences and courses.
If you like the sound of this exciting opportunity we would like to hear from you.
For further discussion, please contact Karine Pearson, Theatre Manager,
Karine.firstname.lastname@example.org 02034656156 or
Briony Hopper, Senior Sister, Brionny.email@example.com 02034655166
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.
01 February 2023
Agenda for change
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inc
St Bartholomews Hospital, BARTS Health Centre
Be a proficient practitioner in Cardiothoracic Theatres, the post holder acts as a professional role model and clinical teacher. He/she also provides effective mentorship and supervision, participating in the education and training of nursing and non-nursing staff.
To ensure safe, efficient timely individualised care is delivered in line with local and national targets.
- Supervision of non-registered staff.
- Pre-registration and post basic students.
- Evidence and ability to mentor.
- Ability to manage the clinical area efficiently and effectively.
- Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relatives/carers and staff.
- Experience at band 5 for a minimum of 3 years, 2 years cardiothoracic theatre experience.
- Good inter personal skills with the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods, both written and oral.
- Ability to plan, allocate and supervise the work of the team.
- Able to work in a fast changing challenging environment actively supporting and promoting planned change.
- Good understanding of current NHS issues and requirement for efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining quality.
- Evidence of competent clinical skills.
- Able to encourage/instruct all staff to use resources effectively and efficiently.
- Able to work within set time frames, with good prioritising skills in meeting deadlines.
Qualifications and Knowledge
- Registered nurse.
- Recognised post graduate theatre course.
- Mentorship Course
- Evidence of Leadership
- Evidence of continuing professional development/education
- Leadership course /completed programme.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).