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Deputy Team Leader - Enhanced Perioperative Care Unit

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional to join the new and innovative Enhanced Perioperative Care Unit (EPOC) as a Deputy Team Leader. This is a rapidly developing service which supports the delivery of holistic, high quality care to surgical patients at increased risk of adverse outcomes.

Successful Candidates will have the unique opportunity to help shape this new service to enable the EPOC unit to become an outstanding new addition to the surgical perioperative pathway.

Main duties of the job

EPOC is a bespoke built unit, comprising of 10 beds cross-site of post-operative patients from a variety of specialties including Maxillofacial, ENT, HPB, Plastics, Gynaecology, Colorectal, Vascular, Upper GI, Urology, Orthopaedics and Thoracics. Patients will be cared for at a higher level of care, 1.5, with a staffing ratio of 1:2. This unit will have input from a variety of members from the Multi-Disciplinary team including Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Acute Pain Specialist Nurses, CCOT and Critical Care Pharmacists.

As a Deputy Team Leader, you will responsible for the day-to-day running of the unit, supporting the Registered Staff and Healthcare Assistants with patient care and managing admissions and discharges of patients within EPOC. You will liaise with the multidisciplinary team to ensure patients receive the highest quality care.

You will be the clinical experts of your area and lead by example.You will deputise for the Team Leader and participate in various link roles within the department. You will have the opportunity to work alongside the Team Leader to continue developing the EPOC service.

This is a cross-site role and you will be expected to work across both sites equally.

We are recruiting knowledgeable and compassionate registered staff to create a team that is dynamic and forward thinking who will have a multitude of skills we require to deliver holistic, safe and excellent patient care at a higher acuity level.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the summary above, you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

The main duties of an EPOC Deputy Team Leader include:

Day-to-day management of the EPOC unit

Liaising with Recovery, Critical Care and wards to facilitate safe admission and discharge of patients

Support Registered Staff and Healthcare Assistants with care and management of patients

Deputising for the Team Leader, including management of staff and service

To facilitate efficient and effective care and communication between the team to ensure continuity for all patients within EPOC

To actively contribute to developing the professional practice of the Clinical Support Division

We would highly recommend an informal visit to the EPOC Department to see this new patient pathway in operation and to discuss the exciting plans for the development of this service.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Current Level One NMC or HCPC Part 1 registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • SSSA qualification


  • Evidence of formal managerial qualifications and courses

Clinical Experience


  • Previous experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Competent in complex clinical skills


  • Previous EPOC, Critical Care, Recovery or Surgical ward experience
  • Previous experience dealing with patients with complex needs



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent in producing documents and presentations using word, excel, powerpoint etc
  • Experience using Trust software including Careflow, Notis, Nervecentre


  • Ability to manage and deal with complaints



  • Able to coordinate clinical area to meet patient needs
  • Has demonstrated an effective leadership style


  • Previous experience managing a team or service
  • Previous training or study surrounding leadership

Team Working


  • Understands own scope of practice and when to escalate or refer to other members of the MDT


  • experience of team building or experience nurturing relationships within a team to support effective working

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


QMC & City Campuses

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust



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