Lead Theatre Nurse - Northampton

  • Location

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

  • Sector:

    Panoramic Nursing

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  • Salary:

    Up to £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kimberly Harrison

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Lead Theatre Practitioner

We are one of the leading providers of NHS ophthalmology services in England, providing outpatients appointments, diagnostic testing and eye surgery. We aim to make a positive difference to people's lives through better sight and eye health.

We have an exciting opportunity that has arisen for our new service due to open in February 2022 in Northampton, for a Lead Theatre Practitioner to join the team and help us deliver outstanding clinical care for our patients.

We are looking for someone who will thrive on working as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes Clinic Assistants, Ophthalmic Assistants, Patient Administrators, Nurses, ODPs, Ophthalmic Technicians, Optometrists, and Consultant Ophthalmologists. We value the different experiences and diversity that each of our individual team members bring to our service and are looking for future colleagues who share that same passion.


  • A salary range of £50,000 - £55,000 DOE
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A company pension scheme
  • 40 hours per week (will consider part time hours)
  • Access to a range of benefits including free eye tests, discounted or free glasses, a free 24/7 well-being/counselling/advice service, discount retail vouchers.
  • An environment where your learning and development is supported through a range of various learning tools and courses.
  • Working with a friendly multi-disciplinary team passionate about improving the lives of our patients
  • Excellent transport links;
  • Free on-site parking

The role

The Lead Theatre Practitioner plays an important role in the efficient and safe running of our services. The Lead Theatre Nurse supports both outpatients across a range of clinics including general, pre and post-operative assessment and works very closely with the clinic assistants, theatre teams and doctors.

They will also be involved with coordinating the operational management of theatres on a day to day basis. The lead theatre practitioner will be able to demonstrate successful leadership and managerial skills and will have a clinical background in ophthalmology.

We are looking for individuals who have:

Education & Qualification

  • Nursing degree or equivalent qualification essential.
  • Additional postgraduate specialist or equivalent experience required.
  • Hold current RCN or NMC registration
  • Currently working to the requirements of the Codes of Practice and Professional Standards as befits their professional registration.

Experience & Knowledge

  • Previous experience as a Theatre Manager or Lead of an NHS Department, ideally in Ophthalmic Theatres.
  • Knowledge of clinical practice and demonstrable knowledge of developments, ideally Optometry.
  • Biometry/Corneal Topography/ OCT/ FFA/ IOP
  • Intermediate Life Support training
  • Experience of and commitment to medical audit.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and using computerised systems for data input/output and review.
  • Practical skills: Visual Acuity/ IOP checks either Tonopen/Goldman Tonometer Visual Fields/ Pachymetry/ Slit Lamp Skills

Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Enjoys the routine and rhythm of a process driven environment.
  • Able to balance working independently with appropriate escalation and delegation.
  • Applies analytical and logical thinking to verify expected outcomes.
  • Seeks continuous professional development.
  • Self-motivated to provide an excellent level of communication and individual care for patients.
  • Comfortable making a significant contribution, including teaching and training, in a small multi-disciplinary team.