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Deputy team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Emergency & Obstetric Theatres
NHS AfC: Band 6
Permanent: & Fixed Term / Secondment Opportunity
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum (pro rata)
Salary period
02/04/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Permanent Contract and Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until 09/02/2024 available.

We are seeking a compassionate and competent practitioner, ideally with experience in both anaesthetic and surgical skills within the Emergency and Obstetric theatre setting. You will be motivated, a great team player and be confident in your abilities to manage and lead a cohesive team. Personal development is encouraged and supported with training opportunities, Mandatory training and Appraisals.

The Emergency Theatres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provide a highly caring and dynamic environment for patients requiring urgent and emergency intervention from a large range of surgical specialities including; General, Urology/Gynae, Vascular, Paediatrics, Plastics, Thoracics, Shared Airway, ENT, Maxillofacial, and Obstetrics. As a Deputy Team Leader you will be required to lead and manage the Emergency and Obstetric theatres on a 24/7 basis, providing excellent supervision, organisation and co-ordination of the staff and theatres.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supporting the Team Leader in providing leadership and effective management and co-ordination of patient activity, staffing and utilisation throughout the patient’s operative pathway, in order to promote a patient centred approach to high quality health care whilst upholding and influencing professional and Trust values.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

In addition to the Emergency Service, this opportunity will also require the post holder to support the provision of service for elective obstetric operating as well as emergency obstetric patients.

Key Responsibilities:

-To exercise leadership by personal example, fostering good interpersonal relationships and encouraging high staff morale.

- Work closely with own team, Clinical leader and Matron to promote good working relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

-Able to interpret changes in patient physical signs and take appropriate action. Cardiac and Respiratory arrest and resuscitation of patients.

- Ensure that the care of all patients is assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated, and appropriately documented.

-Deliver a high quality service for all patients within sphere of responsibility



Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To exercise leadership by personal example, fostering good interpersonal relationships and encouraging high staff morale

  • Co-ordinate and communicate the placement of appropriate personnel/skills across the department and other areas in the Trust, including in the event of untoward incidents e.g. MAJAX.

  • Able to interpret changes in patient physical signs and take appropriate action. Cardiac and Respiratory arrest and resuscitation of patients.

  • Responsible for assembling specialised medical equipment ready for use on patients e.g. compartment syndrome monitoring.

  • Initiate and participate in quality initiatives with the aim of improving patient care, promote evidence based practice and implement action plans as necessary
  • Provide the relevant clinical learning experiences in an approved environment, in liaison with the Theatre Training Department and School of Nursing and Midwifery.

  • The post holder will support the Clinical leaders in the provision of relevant clinical learning experiences for Theatre Practitioners and Theatre Support Workers in the team to ensure that it meets the needs of clinical practice and service 

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner on the appropriate part of the NMC/ Health Care Professions Council register
  • To have completed the mentorship preparation programme or equivalent.


Essential criteria
  • Significant experience at Band 5, of which some should be in a position relevant to the specialty.
  • Experience of managing and leading a clinical area.


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and time management skills

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Francesca Skelhon
Job title
Clinical Leader
Email address
Telephone number
01603 642180