Theatre Operations Manager | Newcastle

Theatre Operations Manager | Newcastle

Posted: 2024-06-10

Reference: 1531491

A brand new opportunity exists for an experienced and dedicated Perioperative Nurse to lead the Theatre Department on a permanent full-time basis at a private hospital located in Newcastle.

This position is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing the management and coordination of the theatre facilities. Your day-to-day responsibilities will focus on patient safety, operational efficiency, and team development.

Key role accountabilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Daily perioperative workforce planning;
  • Operational management, in particular allocating nursing staff and resources to meet the department's needs whilst maximising operational efficiency and stakeholder expectations;
  • Support the perioperative team and surgeons in the smooth running of lists;
  • Be actively involved in the development and implementation of Clinical Governance and Risk Management Plans;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with VMOs and key stakeholders.


  • Relevant registration with AHPRA;
  • At least 5 years of experience working at a senior level within the perioperative area;
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills;
  • Advanced problem-solving, analytical, and advisory skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead accreditation and continuous improvement processes in a healthcare facility;
  • Aware of the relevant legislative requirements and governing body reporting responsibilities of hospital/clinical service departments;
  • Postgraduate studies in Management / Business are desirable;
  • Demonstrated understanding of private health sector funding models is desirable.


  • Flexible work opportunities;
  • Flexible Leave Program: purchase additional annual leave;
  • Free access to 18,000 upskilling courses via a LinkedIn learning subscription;
  • Professional development programs;
  • Post-graduate and Formal Education Scholarships;
  • Study leave;
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Discounts off hospital and extras private health insurance;
  • Hospital, Allied Health & Pharmacy discounts;
  • Car servicing discounts on Mazda vehicles;
  • Salary sacrifice opportunities eg, airport lounge membership, self-education expenses and more;
  • Tech discounts on Microsoft and Apple purchases;
  • Paid parental leave;
  • Corporate rates on Hertz car rentals;
  • Recognition and rewards programs;
  • Community service leave.


The hospital, located near Newcastle, provides Medical, Rehabilitation, Surgical & Mental Health Services. The hospital's main surgical focus is in Orthopaedics, Urology, General, Plastics, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, Faciomaxillary & Paediatrics. It has a Rehabilitation Unit with an experienced team of professionals who work together to assist in a patient's rehabilitation and is one of a few Private Hospitals in the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie area with a Mental Health Unit and Outpatient Mental Health Day Programs.

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