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Deputy Team Leader

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity for scrub nurse/operating department practitioner to become deputy team leader - Band 6 - for breast surgery based in our day surgery theatres.

Applications are invited from registered nurses as well as Operating department practitioners.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take charge on a day to day basis for the Breast surgery scrub team.

They will work closely with the Breast surgeons to ensure that a high standard of patient care is maintained and that Trust targets and clinical governance requirements are met, escalating any issues to the band 7 Team Leader.

They will make the most efficient and economical use of resources available and undertake duties as scrub nurse and circulating nurse, providing sensitive and professional care to practice.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department practitioner with current NMC/HCPC registration.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Specialist theatre / anaesthetic qualification.



  • An understanding of relevant legislation including Health & Safety.
  • An understanding of professional standards.
  • Awareness of current initiatives in the NHS.
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance / theatre best practice.
  • Able to participate in budget, stock control and cost effectiveness.
  • Understands the need for strict confidentiality.
  • Able to participate in the collection of data to support effective service delivery.
  • Ability to use and evaluate complex information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit and quality issues.



  • Previous experience within the perioperative setting.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Understands and is committed to a caring approach to patients and relatives.
  • Able to lead, manage and support team.


  • Managerial experience.



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Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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