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Band 6 Theatre Team Leader

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
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Job summary

Theatre Team Leader Band 6 at Heartlands Treatment Centre, Trauma & Orthopaedic Theatre, Main Theatre at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital & Obs/Gynae Theatre at Birmingham Heartlands/ Good Hope Hospital site. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic, forward thinking Band 6 Theatre Nurse RN or Operating Department Practitioner ODP to join us in these exciting fields. You must have recent experience of working within theatre as a Band 5, you will need to be flexible and able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and be able to adapt to clinical demands in an environment that can be unpredictable and challenging.

Our Trauma Theatre, Main Theatre & Obstetrics/Gynae Theatre at Birmingham Heartlands/ Good Hope Hospital site offer a seven day service and an ambulatory trauma service 365 days a year. Heartlands Treatment Centre opened January 2023; there are 3 operating theatres that are currently ENT, General, Urology & also a Minor Ops room that will open June2023. This day surgery unit currently working 6 days per week.

To join our innovative and motivated multi-disciplinary teams, individuals should be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, be flexible and work under their own initiative whilst adapting to clinical demands. You will provide professional leadership to dedicated theatre teams whilst developing and maintaining high standards in all areas of practice.

Main duties of the job

Our Trust has excellent opportunities for a Band 6 Team Leader to develop, enhance, consolidate and excel their Theatre Skills, in Anaesthetic, Scrub and Recovery.

All applicants must demonstrate within their application a strong commitment to teaching and desire to develop and progress your career within the Operating Theatre Department.

All applicants are required to work a range of shifts including earlies, nights, on calls, weekends, Long days, and bank holidays. There will be cross site working between obstetrics on BHH and GHH sites.

We are looking for enthusiastic, talented and passionate practitioners who share our trust values and strive to deliver high standard of care.

Applicants that are successfully shortlisted will be expected to attend a pre interview assessment selection panel.

For further information please contact Gavin Groutage on; Zoe Kennedy on or Julie Gilmartin on

To apply for the position please complete the application form on NHS Jobs online

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse / HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Knowledge of a broad range of theatre procedures and instrumentation/ processes equivalent to post graduate level acquired through Diploma / Degree plus experience and further study or qualification or an equivalent level of knowledge associated with the practice setting



  • Recent experience within theatres working as a registered practitioner in an acute practice setting involving the supervision / education of junior staff
  • Can demonstrate depth and breadth of experience of working in at least 2 areas of peri operative practice ( anaesthetics , scrub or recovery ) , and in different specialties including elective and emergency practice settings
  • Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • Evidence of effective multiprofessional working
  • Experienced mentor / assessor / student supervisor
  • Experience of supporting the implementation change including new procedures/ processes
  • Evidence of the ability to confidently lead / coordinate a shift / area of the department
  • Evidence of the ability to organise others and forward plan and review/ adjust staff rotas
  • Experienced in learning from incidents / complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • Wide knowledge of a range or pre and post-operative care, ability to plan and organise duties / service requirements associated with physical and human resources , ability to allocate tasks / duties to a range of staff
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of human resource management associated with codes of practice / professional and Trust guidelines
  • Can demonstrate understanding of how to review/ plan staff rotas in accordance with Trust guidance / service need and mitigate workforce risks associated with staff deployment
  • Demonstrates ability , passion and knowledge of the following
  • Leadership
  • Team building / team work
  • Physical / Human Resource management
  • Change management
  • Clinical Governance / Patient Safety
  • Can demonstrate knowledge in relation to immediate incident management involving staff/ patients and the practice setting

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