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Theatre Matron/Senior Team Leader

Job Description

We require a professional, flexible, motivated and committed person who is capable of leading a team and delivering high quality, patient-focussed care within a busy, progressive and varied department. The post holder will have an on-going responsibility for the Urology, Robotics and General Surgical Specialities and also be expected to participate in the day to day running of the Theatre Department both in and out of hours.

The General Theatre Department undertakes a wide range of specialities in both the elective and emergency settings including Orthopaedic Trauma, ENT, Max Fax, Plastics, Vascular, General Surgery including upper GI/Colo-rectal and Urology. Within this Department you will be required participate in on calls and weekend working.

Based in the vibrant university cathedral city of Exeter, the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust serves a local population of 420,000 across Devon with specialist services provided across a wider catchment area.

We have a strong reputation for being a high performing organisation with a track record of success including an international reputation for specialist care, research and innovation. We have exciting & ambitious plans for the future to deliver high quality healthcare solutions which meet the needs of the people we serve.

If you are new to the region, Devon has many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These include the national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, the coastal towns and seaside resorts of two beautiful coastlines and many picturesque villages. Exeter itself has many modern amenities with very good road, rail and air transport links.

If you would like to be part of our team, please have a look at the full job description to find out more about the role. If you would like to arrange an informal chat or visit please contact Senior Nurse Fiona Urwin or Theatre Manager Chris Chalker on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**


In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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