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Team Leader - Ophthalmology Theatres

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruitment a Team Leader in Ophthalmology theatres, based in York.

As a skilled and experienced professional, you will have the ability to use your own initiative and work collaboratively to solve problems and take action to address issues. You will demonstrate strong leadership and be able to communicate effectively with the theatre team and the wider MDT. You will be expected to be able to constructively challenge practice and must be able to inspire and motivate all grades of staff. Working collaboratively with our Clinical education team to develop our theatre workforce and meet the service and our patient's needs. You will be expected to display personal qualities of empathy, compassion and care for others.

The successful applicant will have a 1st Level Registered Nurse qualification with current NMC registration and evidence of continuing professional development to degree level. You should have substantive experience of at least 18 months at a Band 6 within the relevant areas and demonstrate expert clinical and professional practice evidenced through experience and theoretical knowledge. Your commitment to meet quality standards and on-going development of the team and service is vital.

Please see the attached additional information document for further information .

Main duties of the job

  • Continuing responsibility for the control and management of the theatre service, maintaining clinical excellence within the specialties.
  • Provision of expert specialist advice within the main theatres, throughout the York Hospital.
  • To develop and maintain highly specialised programmes of high standard patient care within the service.
  • Responsibility for the management, education and training of staff within the service, including students and trainees of all levels.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1) or qualified Operating Department Practitioner with HCPC registration
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Degree or working towards Leadership programme of study or working toward Evidence of recent and continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice
  • Evidence of continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice within the last 12 months


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • At least 18 months at current Band 6 or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals
  • Clinical Audit and Standard setting
  • Insight into current issues in nursing/professional issues standards of professional practice
  • Working with a wide range of professionals Insight into clinical specialities.


  • Knowledge of HR issues including appraisals, sickness and absence & performance

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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