Team Leader-Theatres/Clinic

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in the Ophthalmology Department in Ipswich Hospital for a Band 6 Team Leader, primarily in the operating theatres, but with interest in the Ophthalmology department as a whole.

We can offer excellent opportunities for training and development within the Ophthalmology department, as we believe that this is the key to a successful department for staff and patients alike.

Main duties of the job

  • As a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, responsible for ensuring the provision of high standards of peri-operative clinical practice and individualised patient care within a designated theatre team.
  • Provide effective leadership that supports and promotes confidence and development of team members to meet service requirements
  • To provide specialist knowledge and skills in Theatre and Anaesthetic practice and to lead the continuing development of this area through research and clinical effectiveness, initiating and implementing change.
  • Assist in the smooth functioning of the Operating Department through liaison with other Theatres and Recovery rooms, wards and hospital departments, clinic and retinal suite
  • Active in promoting a safe and attractive environment, acting as role model encouraging learning and the development of new ideas.
  • Take responsibility for the management of the theatre teams/department in the absence of the unit/suite manager.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Part 1
  • ODP NVQ Level 3, DipHe with D32/33 or equivalent or willing to undertake
  • Evidence of Post registration qualification/specialist development


  • Diploma or working toward Health Care Management qualification
  • ENB 183 or Equivalent
  • Undertaken or willing to undertake recognised management course such as LEO



  • Excellent clinical skills within specialty.
  • Proven experience at Snr Theatre Practitioner level with knowledge of list suite management.
  • Teaching experience


  • Evidence of managing change

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