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Recovery Deputy Team Leader

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Demonstrates advanced specialist practice, undertaking holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients throughout the pre-operative pathway.

Responsible for the quality of care delivered within the clinical area, empowering and enabling the peri-operative team.

Works collaboratively and co-operatively with members of the multi disciplinary team to deliver Operating Theatre Services and provide expert advice and support for other healthcare professional and agencies.

Deputises for the Team Leader when required.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide senior clinical expertise and be a professional role model with the ability to confidently lead a theatre team in the absence of a Team Leader, in the provision of high quality service and to demonstrate clinical expertise by giving direct peri-operative care e.g. Surgery, anaesthetics, recovery.
  • Demonstrate advanced practice in a range of diagnostic procedures, analysing and interpreting data in order to inform appropriate decision making, and take action in accordance with agrees protocols e.g. Arterial blood sampling, 12 lead ECG
  • Undertake staff supervision, performance development reviews, ensuring issues of poor competence/performance are communicated to the Team Leader and an agreed action plan is developed and implemented.
  • Take responsibility for the preparation and implementation of staff duty rota, annual leave rota, ensuring the allocation/skill mix of staff is made in accordance to the competencies and workload requirements in order to meet the specialist needs of the unit.
  • To be proficient and knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of specialities in order to provide complex specialist care for patients throughout the peri-operative pathway, and to guide staff in appropriate decision making.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • NMC Registered Nurse HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Mentoring/ Teaching & Assessing or 998 course. If not already obtained, a commitment to undertake at the earliest availability after appointment
  • Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to area.
  • Knowledge of local policies/procedures and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of national strategies related to sphere of nursing/midwifery and current professional nursing issues.


  • Degree in relevant clinical/professional subject.
  • Management qualification
  • Knowledge of leadership and management theories.



  • Significant post Registration experience.
  • Extensive experience in Theatre.
  • Management experience.


  • Experience of undertaking research work/audit work and standard setting.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Evidence of good organization skills.
  • Advanced clinical skills/knowledge relevant to area of expertise.
  • Evidence of people management and leadership skills alongside the ability to care with warmth and understanding.
  • Evidence of critical analysis skills.
  • Effective decision maker and problem solver
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate with patients, relatives and all members of the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Be empathic, compassionate and diplomatic.


  • Ability to adapt to and propose changes within working situation.
  • IT Skills e.g. E-mail, MS word, PAS, Synapse, ICE.



  • Put patients first
  • Respectful of others
  • Act with understanding of other peoples difficulties



  • Able to work hours flexibly.


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ysbyty Gwynedd




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