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Job summary

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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (On call rota for ophthalmic scrub)
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Rochdale Infirmary
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata
Salary period
21/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Specialist Theatre Practitioner

Band 6

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

Ophthalmic Scrub Team Leader

Team Leader Day Surgery Theatres x 2 

An opportunity has arise for a number of  Team Leader posts in the theatre team at Rochdale Infirmary, one post will be specifically  based in the ophthalmic theatre, preferably with some ophthalmic scrub expertise. The further two team leader posts will be based in main Theatres. These vacancies will offer you the opportunity to join a motivated and supportive team.

We are looking for flexible, highly motivated and caring Senior Specialist Theatre Practitioner to join our busy Operating Theatre Department. This position is a permanent, full-time role. In line with Trust Policy, we support various, flexible working options, where they can be sustained without being detrimental to our service provision. Applicants with other theatre experience are all invited to to apply.

The department has eight operating suites, specialties undertaken include: Ortho, gynae, oral, plastics, general urology, ophthalmology, vascular and pain, with on call commitment for ophthalmic team.

Main duties of the job

Contribute towards the management of the department.

Deputise for the team leader as and when required.

Provide professional leadership and support in the critical care area

Actively promote practice and educational development at departmental level.

Act in accordance with the NMC/HCP Professional Code of Conduct.

Have a responsibility and legal obligation to ensure that information processed for both patients and staff is kept accurate, confidential and secure in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and the Security and Confidentiality Policy.

Assist in budgetary management

Working for our organisation

Rochdale Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place destined to be different. Rochdale puts co-operation and co-design at the forefront of its health and social care. This is the place with community based integrated care at its heart. Rochdale Infirmary, and the adult and children’s community services across Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, consists of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors. A place leading the way in life-enhancing, integrated care.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority  groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Essential requirements:

  • RGN / AODP Qualification
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Post-basic qualification (or equivalent level gained by experience)
  • Substantial experience at Band 5
  • Experience of managing a theatre team on a shift by shift basis
  • Evidence of on-going personal professional development
  • Willingness to undertake relevant further study as required for the post
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance, HR, Health &Safety issues
  • Good communication skills: Verbal, Written, Electronic
  • Enthusiastic, Motivated, Reliable.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registration with NMC/HCP
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Post-basic qualification to minimum diploma standard or equivalent level gained by experience
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of having undertaken relevant further study or training as required by the post.
  • Health related degree
  • recognised management or leadership qualification


Essential criteria
  • Considerable experience at Band 5 within specialty
  • Experience of managing a theatre team on a shift by shift basis


Essential criteria
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the specialty.
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Chadderton
Job title
Team Manager
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Telephone number
01706 517372
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