Referral Theatre Manager

Derby, Derbyshire
02 Sep 2022
02 Oct 2022
Contract Type

The Role

Pride Referral has an exciting opportunity for a Referral Theatre Manager to inspire and develop their team, whilst utilising their proven leadership skills.

The successful candidate will be a qualified veterinary nurse with extensive knowledge of working in referral theatres and anaesthesia.

You will be responsible for managing the theatre department, ensuring stock and equipment are maintained, protocols are kept up to date and ensuring the theatre department runs smoothly and efficiently. You will also be the direct line manager for the theatre nursing and support team and will be required to carry out administration duties such as performance reviews, return to work meetings and rota responsibilities.

Good communication skills are essential, and you will be required to liaise with our referral hospital list manager, referral clinicians and the nursing team, to ensure the day runs smoothly and patients receive gold standard care.

You will be part of our theatre nurse rota and will also be responsible for training theatre nurses, student nurses, interns and support staff, thus ensuring we maintain the highest standards of care.

The role is full-time, working a 4-day week (averaging 38hrs). Once fully trained you would be expected to join our on-call rota, which averages out at once weekly.

About Us

Our Theatre Team work in a state-of-the-art hospital at our Pride Park location and have access to leading-edge specialist knowledge. The team is warm, welcoming and supportive with an anything’s possible approach.

About the Team and Culture

We are a group of skilled and passionate nurses, working within the theatre team at Pride Veterinary Centre. We work closely with specialist referral clinicians from a range of disciplines such as surgery, medicine, ophthalmology and neurology. Day to day, we work especially closely with the anaesthetists, providing anaesthesia and sedation for other services. Despite working within such a big team, we succeed in maintaining a friendly and supportive ethic. We are passionate about providing gold standard of care and as such, all team members receive ongoing support from highly skilled colleagues in both theatre and anaesthesia.

Applicant Requirements

Required skills and experience

  1. Qualified RVN
  2. Leadership/managerial experience
  3. Experience working in referral theatre/ anaesthesia
  4. Excellent communication and organisation skills
  5. An interest in developing others
  6. Passion and enthusiasm for the job
  7. Experience in a very busy hospital environment
  8. Ability to motivate and enthuse team members

Would be good to have

  1. Experience working on-call
  2. Advanced theatre/ Anaesthesia qualification
  3. Leadership/ Management qualification

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £555 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care


As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH7346 when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Helen via the APPLY button or call 07977243390 for more information

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