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Deputy Team Leader Theatres - Head and Neck

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in theatre at York Teaching Hospital to recruit a Band 6 Deputy Team Leader within our Head and Neck Team.

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic practitioner with the appropriate clinical and scrub experience to lead our acute theatre.

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 of 3 years' Band 5 theatre scrub experience. 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.

Main duties of the job

Our Trust is committed to providing development opportunities to all grades of staff and as a Deputy Team Leader you will be supported to develop appropriate leadership skills. Training will be provided by our two in house clinical educators and supernumerary time will be offered to allow dedicated training and support.

The post requires you to hold registration with the appropriate professional Regulatory Body (NMC or HCPC) and to comply with their professional code of conduct. Evidence of on-going registration will be required.
  • Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring accurate written records are kept.
  • Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of the patient
  • Act in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct
  • Undertake duties on different wards/departments as and when required by service demands
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for compliance with infection control policies and procedures
  • Education and Training

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 generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage
  • 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 through a range of provider

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.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

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.


  • NVQ assessor



  • Minimum 3 years Theatre experience
  • Evidence of continued educational and professional development.


  • Experience of writing policies and/or protocols



  • Demonstrate awareness of current theatre issues and developments
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of NHS standards of Professional Practice
  • Awareness of own limitations, roles and responsibilities of the multi-disciplinary team


  • Demonstrates understanding of Health and Safety / COSHH
  • Awareness of managing resources, including budgets.

Skills and attributes


  • Evidence of clinical and managerial leadership
  • Demonstrate excellent use of good written, communication and listening skills across all settings.


  • Computer skills

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Teaching Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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