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Deputy Team Leader - Maternity (Scarborough site)

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic practitioner with the appropriate clinical and scrub experience to lead our maternity theatre service as a Band 6 Deputy Team Leader within our new Maternity Theatre Team at Scarborough.

You will work alongside your Band 7 to support our dedicated team and continuously develop our service to provide excellent care for our patients.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a keen interest in improving and developing their leadership skills to enable management of staff, be an effective role model demonstrating high levels of clinical competence & expertise, have the ability to confidently coordinate the Multidisciplinary team and be able to confidently handle challenging situations.

You will have a minimum 3 years theatre experience in Maternity or minimum 3 years theatre experience in Urology, Gynae, GI and Vascular. You should be able to demonstrate involvement in service improvement with some evidence of change management. You will demonstrate skills in self-management including time management, prioritisation and organisational skills.

This is a demanding role where you will be expected to exhibit knowledge of how we work towards our Trust's vision and be a real team player. Shifts cover weekdays, weekends, bank holidays, days and nights. You must be able to commit to a rotating shift pattern.

Main duties of the job

  • Leading the maternity theatre team in theatre.
  • Running the planned theatre lists as the Theatre Practitioner in Charge (TPIC)
  • Maintaining efficient communication with all the MDT members.
  • Coordinating the MDT in theatres during obstetric theatre emergencies.
  • Representing the maternity theatre team in the main theatre department as well as maternity.
  • Being a role figure for the theatre department and maternity.
  • Supporting junior staff.
  • Ensuring the theatre environment is compliant with Health and Safety as well as Infection Prevention standards.
  • Supporting the Team Leader with managerial duties.
  • Implementing and assessing improvement service changes within the maternity theatre services.
  • Being involved in the decision-making process of improvement initiatives for the maternity theatre service.
  • Having a sound knowledge of current situation within the maternity service and participate in service improvement initiatives.

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 from a range of providers

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



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration or ODP with current HCP registration / Formal recognised nursing/ODP qualification


  • NVQ Assessor



  • Minimum 3 years theatre experience in Maternity or minimum 3 years theatre experience in Urology, Gynae, GI and Vascular.
  • Evidence of continued educational and professional development.



  • Demonstrate awareness of current theatre issues and developments.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of NHS standards of Professional Practice


  • Demonstrates understanding of Health and Safety / COSHH
  • Awareness of managing resources, including budgets.
  • Understanding of change management, audit and research methods.

Skills and Attributes


  • Evidence of clinical and managerial leadership
  • Decision making and problem solving skills.


  • Computer skills



  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and autonomously and as a member of the MDT


  • Capable of lateral thinking.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough Hospital

Woodlands Drive


YO12 6QL

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