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Division A - Theatre Education
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A
£45,753 - £51,668 p.a. pro rata
Salary period
27/06/2021 23:59

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Theatres Education Lead

Band 8a

Job overview

As we drive forward our patient care in 2021 within our extensive theatres environment we have a unique opportunity for a registered ODP or Nurse with extensive theatres experience and with a passion for education to lead our perioperative Theatres Education Team.

In addition to providing services for the local population Addenbrooke's is a centre of excellence for regional specialist services. These include organ transplantation, neurosurgery; cancer services, paediatrics, reconstructive surgery; neonatal surgery; regional Major Trauma Centre, to name a few.

If you are innovative, driven, and would like the challenge of influencing and developing our theatre workforce building on a successful foundation of periops education – this is the role for you!


Main duties of the job

  • Responsibility for providing leadership, innovation and structure for the on-going development of Perioperative nurses, and where appropriate the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To provide strategic overview of all aspects of Perioperative education, including representing the national perspective.
  • Work closely with the senior nursing leadership in theatres to interlink operational needs with education and workforce development.
  • Provide continuous assessment of education requirements and evaluation of programmes delivered, to ensure quality care is the ultimate outcome including working with local and national quality initiatives.
  • Responsibility for the leadership of new practice initiatives that enhance patient care and experience, and facilitate patient pathways throughout Perioperative services.
  • To provide a robust framework for the advancement and development of perioperative staff.
  • Ensuring access to quality education for bands 2 - 8a. 

Working for our organisation

Come Nurse with us…

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It’s a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel; we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality; this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £40.00. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

Closing date: 27 June 2021

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 12 July 2021

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • £1000 Welcome Subsidy on commencement and up to a further £3000 loan to support your resettlement and contribute towards a deposit or first months’ rent subject to eligibility
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Current and relevant registration on the NMC/HCPC Register • Teaching/assessing qualification • Graduate status • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development • PG certificate in education
Desirable criteria
  • • Leadership/management experience. • Master’s degree or willing to work towards


Essential criteria
  • • Theatre experience at Band 7 or equivalent • Expert clinical practice • Formal and informal teaching experience • Research/audit experience • Project management experience • Experience in working collaboratively across professional fields • Demonstrable success in managing change
Desirable criteria
  • • Shift management experience


Essential criteria
  • • Leadership/team building skills • Highly developed communication skills including, interpersonal skills, writing and presentation skills • Liaison and negotiation skills • Able to support and motivate • Able to innovate and work on own initiative • Effective team worker • Able to facilitate learning • Able to integrate educational/ professional needs with service needs • Able to challenge self and others • Able to prioritise work to meet tight deadlines and work independently • Able to link theory to practice • Good decision making skills • Developing and implementing policies, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion


Essential criteria
  • • Highly motivated and committed • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues’ needs • Approachable and supportive • Vision and creativity. • Evidence of both professional and personal development. Committed to staff and own development. • Committed to promoting high standards of care. • Committed to practice development • Advocate of nursing, education and evidence based practice analytical approach. • Understanding of current issues in Perioperative services.

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Together Safe, Kind, Excellent. • Flexible approach to working in line with service requirements
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachael May
Job title
Divison A Head of Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
01223 348535
Additional information

Gareth Hayman  - Operations Manager
01223 586848