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Deputy Team Leader, Theatres Elective Care Centre

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Registered Nurses or ODP's to join our team as Band 6 Deputy Team Leaders in our brand new Elective Care Centre Theatres.

We want every patient to have the best possible care and support so have started an extensive re-organisation of our three sites in Leicester - the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Leicester General Hospital and the Glenfield Hospital.

As part of that work, we've created the East Midlands Elective Care Centre at the Leicester General Hospital. A multi million pound investment to improve care and reduce waiting lists for the people of Leicester and beyond.

Having welcomed our first patients in early Summer 2023, work has commenced on phase 2 to expand our services. When the Centre is fully open in late 2024, at least 86,000 additional outpatient contacts with treatment where required will be made per year.

Two operating theatres will open, with the first in early Summer 2023, and will treat an additional 1479 patients in the first year (2023/24). Phase two will open in late 2024 and will consist of 14 outpatient rooms, four clean rooms and a surgical day case facility, together with two 18-bedded wards dedicated to elective day case / 23-hour surgical activity as well as medical day case for Oncology, Haematology and Gastroenterology patients.

Main duties of the job

We need a highly motivated and dynamic practitioners to join us in this evolving team that will grow and develop over time. The team based at the Leicester General Hospital will deliver day case elective day case surgeries and Pain lists, Monday to Friday at first, but once the 2nd phase is completed, other specialties including Gynaecology, Ophthamology and ENT will join the Elective Care Centre over 6 days of operating.

The successful candidate will be delivering all aspects of peri-operative care for elective cases so experience or a strong transferable skills set will be required.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they have a high level of organisational skills including time management, the ability to confidently prioritise and organise clinical and managerial responsibilities.

They will also be expected to participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the team, including supporting and developing colleagues in the formation of a new theatre team and be committed to delivering a high quality service to ensure patient care, safety and experience is the best it can be.

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: o We focus on what matters most o We treat others how we would like to be treated o We are passionate and creative in our work o We do what we say we are going to do o 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

  • To be a visible clinical expert, leading on a day to day basis providing direction, effective and inspirational leadership to all members of the multi disciplinary team within the area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidence based care to patients.
  • Leadership and supervision of others carrying out all aspects of the caring process.
  • Deputise and take charge of the given area regularly in the absence of the Team Leader who has 24hour accountability and responsibility.
  • Participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the team.
  • Actively contribute to the improvement of services and the quality of care provision to meet the needs of patients, service users and their families.
  • Act as a role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

(Please refer to the job description/person specification for further details on the role)

Person Specification



  • oMinimum of 3 years post registration including 2 years within theatres
  • oGood understanding of quality, safety and risk management
  • oDemonstrates a high level of clinical expertise


  • oAudit experience / research skills

Training and qualifications


  • oRGN/ODP - First Level
  • oHave completed a practice assessor preparation day and have recent experience in supporting/assessing learners practice in the workplace
  • oEvidence of Post registration Educational Continuing development


  • clinical leadership program



  • oUse initiative and has the ability to lead and co-ordinate a multi disciplinary team
  • oGood verbal and written skills


  • computer literacy

Planning and organisation


  • oAbility to prioritise
  • oEvidence of successful change management

Rescource utilisation


  • oDemonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of resources where the workload can be unpredictable

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


East Midlands Elective Care Centre - Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road



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