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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
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Registered Nurse or ODP to join our team as a Band 6 Deputy Team Leader for Theatres in our brand new Planned Care Centre.

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 Planned Care Centre, a stand alone unit on site 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, recruitment has now commenced on phase 2 to expand our services. The Centre is due to open in December 2024, at least 86,000 additional outpatient contacts with treatment where required will be made per year.

When the East Midland Planned Care Centre opens in December 2024 the building will consist of two operating Theatres, 14 outpatient rooms, four clean rooms and a surgical day case facility, together with two 18-bedded wards dedicated to elective day case / post 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 practitioner to join us in this evolving team that will grow and develop over time. The Theatres will deliver activity from General Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, Ophthamology and ENT services. The Elective Care Centre will welcome these specialities 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 East Midlands Planned Care Centre will see a high volume of patient's per day. It will be a fast paced environment and will require a highly motivated, adaptable candidate who will lead be example and teach new members of the team.

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

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

  • 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



  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with proven years within theatres
  • Good understanding of quality, safety and risk management
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise


  • Audit experience / research skills

Training and qualifications


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


  • Clinical Leadership Programme

Rescource utilisation


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



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


  • Computer Literacy

Planning and organisation


  • Ability to prioritise
  • Evidence of successful change management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


East Midlands Elective Care Centre - Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road



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