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Deputy Day Surgery Lead

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year OPS4878
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We are extremely excited to welcome a new band 6 Deputy Day Surgery Lead to our team.

Are you a registered nurse band 5 looking for a new challenge?

Are you currently a band 6 looking for a change?

Are you able to manage your own workload and manage a team?

Are you passionate about developing your Nursing and Leadership skills?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 to join the Day Surgery Team in Bridgnorth Hospital.

We are a small community hospital in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside with good transport links to the rest of Shropshire, Telford, and the West Midlands. We offer excellent training and development opportunities. We are a small and friendly team who would love to welcome someone who will bring new and fresh ideas to our unit. The unit is operational Monday to Friday currently and provides a mixture of services/ specialities and is busy with a high patient turnover and requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has knowledge or experience in delivering patient care within Day Surgery setting and managing a group of staff. You will need to possess excellent communication, organisation, time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills. A polite and courteous manner towards patients and relatives will be essential for this role, together with your ability to work under pressure as part of the team on a busy unit and link with other departments within the Hospital.
  • 22.5 Hours per week

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will work alongside other members of the team to deliver high quality compassionate care and support patients with treatment pathway within Day Surgery Unit. They will play a vital role in supporting the running of our unit and working alongside partner organisations and nursing and medical colleagues to provide diagnostic interventions and treatment to those that access our service. In addition, they will be responsible for unit and staff management duties under the lead/ support of the Inpatient Ward Manager.

The successful candidate must be caring, compassionate and possess a positive attitude to supporting colleagues in the delivery of high quality, safe, effective care for our patients. You will be expected to demonstrate and role model the uppermost professional standards, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment; and will act in accordance with the NMC Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, we are seeking people who can demonstrate the trusts vision and values in practice and who are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development.

So, what are you waiting for? We cant wait to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application. If you feel you want to become part of our small and friendly team and want to find out more, please contact me: Rachel Mole South East Locality Clinical Manager 01746 711028.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure that care delivered to patients is evidenced based, meets patients needs, provides appropriate clinical outcomes and achieves high standards of a patient experience

Support to ensure all staff understand the essential standards of quality and safety and ensure that these are met, and that fundamental care is delivered in the most professional, kind, sensitive and appropriate way.

Ensure self and team are aware of all Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and that these are applied in everyday practice.

Ensure self and team adhere to Trust guidelines, policies and procedures.

To ensure that the Day Surgery team possess the knowledge, skills and competence to effectively fulfil the care needs of older people and those with long term conditions.

Implement the delivery of the Safe Care: Harm Free and ensure the consistent implementation, monitoring and evaluation of best practice in:Pre and post procedure care

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • To deliver a high standard of care.
  • Evidence of using evidence-based practice to enhance quality of care.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with various disciplines, relatives, patients, and outside agencies
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to prioritise and organise patient care management.



  • Effective Level 1 Registration with NMC
  • Nursing Degree or Diploma
  • ENB 998 (Teaching/Assessing/Mentoring in Clinical Practice) or equivalent qualification (PTLLS/CTLLS etc)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Experience of working within Day Surgery Unit/ Theatres
  • Significant experience of managing staff
  • Experience of mentoring staff
  • Experience of jointly managing and developing teams

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