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Theatres-Deputy Team Leaders- ODP/Nurse, Leicester Royal Infirmary

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at UHL we are keen to grow our leadership structure and an investment in multiple Band 6 posts was agreed. We still have Band 6 opportunities available in the following teams:

East Midlands Children's Heart Centre, Ophthalmology, Trauma & General Surgery

We are looking for experienced Operating Department Practitioners, Theatre/Anaesthetic Nurses at the LRI, ready to take the next step in their continuing professional development. Also individuals who can demonstrate organisational skills such as time management, task prioritisation and development of others through effective clinical, managerial/ leadership skills.

Educational resources such as Centre for Clinical Practice, accredited Leadership/Development courses, degree modules funding and cultural ambassadors ensure equal opportunity career development.

A range of shifts patterns are available to cover the 24/7 service. Most elective teams work a 5 day week, some with planned 3 session days. There are regular weekend sessions for a smaller number of specialties. The East Midlands Children's Heart Centre also have an on call commitment.

Main duties of the job

  • Visible clinical expertise, leading multi-disciplinary teams daily to provide direction, effective and inspirational leadership within the area of responsibility.
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based care to patients.
  • Co-ordination and supervision of staff involved in all aspects of clinical duties
  • Deputise and manage the clinical area in absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse/Team Leader
  • Participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the team.
  • Actively contribute to the improvement of services and 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/learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030). We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence
And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities. Our strategy is underpinned by newvaluesand we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team
This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve. About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support Team Leader/Matron to ensure clinical environment is safe, clean, comfortable and well maintained in line with patient and public expectations.
  • Ensure delivery of care to all patients when in charge meet the standards determined by the Sister/Charge Nurse/Team Leader.
  • Ensure self and team members provide a personalised service to patients in accordance with agreed standards and promotes quality, diversity and rights.
  • Contribute to setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care to optimum levels and lead improvement of care through benchmarking, audit and research.
  • In the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse/Team Leader ensure adequate support, safe mentorship and supervision of learner nurses and staff.
  • Proactively seek feedback on patient and public experience in order to address concerns in a timely manner and build on success.

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

Person Specification



  • RGN/First Level ODP
  • Recognised NMC Teaching and Assessing Qualification or equivalent experience


  • Audit experience/research skills

Training & Experience


  • Completion of Practice Assessor preparation day and evidence of recent experience in supporting/assessing learners' practice in workplace
  • Evidence of post registration education and continuing practice development
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise
  • Good understanding of quality, safety and risk management


  • Clincal Leadership programme



  • Use initiative with ability to lead an co-ordinate a muti-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of good written and verbal communication skills


  • Computer literacy

Planning and Organisational


  • Examples of ability to prioritise
  • Evidence of successful change management

Resource Utilisation


  • Demonstrate understanding of efficient and effective use of resources where workload can be unpredictable
  • Knowledge and understanding of budget responsibility to reduce waste

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital

Infirmary Square



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