Deputy Team Leader - Main Theatres

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

***1x Permanent & 2x Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until 09/02/2023 positions available***

We have an excellent opportunity for committed, dedicated, and enthusiastic practitioners to join our senior team within the Emergency & Obstetric Theatres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Here at the NNUH Theatres Complex we have a broad specialty base, over 19 elective theatres, 3 procedure rooms, and 2 developing dedicated paediatric theatres including a developing Robot suite and Hand Unit. You will work across the four Emergency and Obstetrics theatres, whose dynamic and highly skilled team additionally support a multitude of outreach anaesthetic services.

We are seeking a compassionate and competent practitioner, ideally with experience in both anaesthetic and surgical skills within the Emergency and Obstetric theatre setting. You will be motivated, a great team player and confident in your abilities to manage and lead a cohesive team. Personal development is encouraged and supported with training opportunities, Mandatory training and Appraisals.

The Emergency Theatres at the NNUH provide a highly caring and dynamic environment for patients requiring urgent and emergency intervention from a large range of surgical specialities including; General, Urology/Gynae, Vascular, Paediatrics, Plastics, Thoracics, Shared Airway, ENT, Maxillofacial, and Obstetrics.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the Emergency Service, this opportunity will require you to support the provision of service for elective obstetric operating as well as emergency obstetric patients. With two dedicated obstetric theatres the demand for service is high and requires the post holder to have excellent communication skills alongside a flexible and dynamic approach to enable seamless and effective multidisciplinary team working.

You will be required to lead and manage the Emergency and Obstetric theatres on a 24/7 basis, providing excellent supervision, organisation and co-ordination of the staff and theatres.

You will be responsible for supporting the Team Leader in providing leadership and effective management and co-ordination of patient activity, staffing and utilisation throughout the patient's operative pathway, in order to promote a patient centred approach to high quality health care whilst upholding and influencing professional and Trust values.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To exercise leadership by personal example, fostering good interpersonal relationships and encouraging high staff moral
  • Work closely with own team, Clinical leader and Matron to promote good working relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to interpret changes in patient physical signs and take appropriate action. Cardiac and Respiratory arrest and resuscitation of patients
  • Ensure that the care of all patients is assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated, and appropriately documented
  • Deliver a high quality service for all patients within sphere of responsibility
  • Act as role model and be a credible practitioner within the clinical area
  • Evaluate the service provision in conjunction with the line manager and ensure agreed Trust standards are adhered to

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ODP on appropriate part of the NMC/HCPC Register
  • Working towards a relevant degree or equivalent experience



  • Significant experience at Band 5, of which some should be in a position relevant to the specialty.
  • Experience in change management



  • Organisational and time management skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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