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Robot Team leader

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a team leader to shape our new Robotic Theatre at Leicester Royal Infirmary covering General Surgery and ENT. This will give a new or experienced Team leader the chance to build the service and to develop our new team.

This role can be offered as Substantive and Secondment/Fixed term position.

If you have the motivation and leadership skills this is the role for you.

As part of the extended theatre leadership team you will take part in the floor control rota and deputise for the Matron when required.

LRI theatres is an exciting and forward thinking department lead by senior nurses and ODP's. The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, hardworking, enthusiastic, with a willingness to lead from the front. You will be responsible for setting the standards and supporting your team to deliver these, share the Trust's values and ambitions, the patient's safety and experience being paramount.

You will also need to be flexible, fair, and adaptable to the changing needs of the service. In return we will provide close supervision, training and development opportunities and everyday challenges.

A minimum of 2 years' experience at Band 6 level (or equivalent), including leadership and management skills, and be able to establish credible working relationships quickly. Excellent organisational skills are essential.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for setting the standards and supporting your team to deliver these, sharing the Trust's values and ambitions, with the patient's safety and experience at the forefront of what you do.

You will also undertake the role of floor control, coordinating theatre activity to cover 24/7 service delivery and providing a direct line of contact for wider site and Trust wide actions
  • Provide direction, effective and inspirational leadership to all members of the multi disciplinary team within the area for which they are accountable.
  • Act as an expert clinical practitioner providing through themselves and their Robt team an excellent quality of care to patients and service users.
  • Act as a clinical and managerial role model within the Robot team, CMG and across the wider organisation/Division.
  • Take responsibility for the provision of a supportive learning environment for all students on placement and newly appointed staff within the Robot team for which they are responsible

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: ( )

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support and develop new ways of working and new role developments.
  • Find as far as reasonably possible creative financial solutions to expenditure problems and ideas for developments contributing to business planning.
  • Actively engage in the Trusts selection, recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patient / users and personnel is used only in connection with authorised duties.
  • Use health related information only for the purposes of what it is intended for and in accordance with the Data Protection act. Support the Matron to manage their Team of staff, taking responsibility for the day to day leadership of the Teams across the recovery unit.
  • Line manage the team, ensuring that all aspects of performance, attendance, training, sickness absence and appraisals are addressed in accordance with Trust Policies
  • Have evidence of attending and contributing to regular Team meetings.
  • Mobilise staff cross site to gain additional skills and work collaboratively with other Band 7 staff to deliver services to patients at all sites.
  • Show positive and strong leadership in times of change or crisis.
  • Act in a professional manner and ensure self and ward/Department staff adheres to the UHL Uniform policy at all times.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • RGN/ODP - First level
  • Evidence of post registration education
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Have completed a practice assessor day and have recent experience in supporting learners in the workplace


  • Degree in nursing or health related subject
  • Clinical leadership programme (EG LEO, RCN, ILM)
  • Post graduate qualification
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent



  • Minimum of 5 years post registration including 2 years at band 6 level in speciality
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise
  • Good understanding of quality, safety and risk management
  • Knowledge of the role in the context of local and national plans and professional strategies to deliver services within the current and future NHS.
  • Experience of patient and public involvement and qualitative data collection application to improving patient experience


  • Development of multidisciplinary working practices
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical risk management
  • Audit experience/research skills



  • Use initiative and has the ability to lead and co-ordinate a multidisciplinary team
  • Dynamic, challenging individual, able to lead a team
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Able to influence other professional groups
  • Effective communicator and negotiator
  • Acts as a clinical role model and support for all
  • Participates in informal and formal teaching


  • Project management
  • Computer literacy



  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in clinical practice
  • Recognises own limitations
  • demonstrate the ability to see problems arising and plan to avoid or manage them appropriately.


  • Previous budget management

Planning and Organisational skills


  • Ability to prioritise
  • Evidence of successful change management


  • Project management

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Able to demonstrate and understand the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust





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