Alison - Directorate Manager

Who’s this?

I’m Alison, Directorate Manager of Adult Theatres and Sterile Services, which means I am in charge of a large department of operating theatres within the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Sterile Services

Why did you choose this job?

I have a background in theatres and a vision to improve the current service

What is the best part about your job?

Working with nurses and clinicians, making sure patients have their operations on the planned day

What other jobs have you done apart from what you do now?

I trained as a nurse and worked as a scrub nurse in theatres, also working in a surgical short stay unit. I have also been a team leader for head and neck theatre and a matron in outpatients

What does your typical day look like?

I receive lots of emails that I need to address, as well as monitoring the operating lists, ensuring there are no problems. I attend lots of meeting and work on projects to improve the service, liaising with lots of different teams to ensure this happens

What have you done that has made you most proud at work?

I give safe effective care to patients, ensuring their operations take place on the planned day, in my previous role I raised the profile by helping the department achieve key

What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years at work?

I would like to raise the profile of MRI theatres, making it an even better place to work for students and staff

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.