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Deputy Team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hopsital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
01/04/2023 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

We are an exceptional specialist Orthopaedic department with a worldwide reputation for innovation and most importantly for excellent patient care and treatment.

We currently have 5 operating theatres within our main theatre complex involving 2 theatres linked to our major trauma centre. We are currently developing a stand alone 2 theatre orthopaedic elective complex (NANOC).

We have 33 orthopaedic consultants who specialist in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, elective and trauma. We are currently one of the largest orthopaedic departments in the country with several connections to overseas programs, local initiatives and research projects.

The orthopaedic theatre team consists of approximately 50 members of staff. This includes Registered Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) who work in both surgery and anaesthetics, Nursing Associates (NA) and theatre support workers (TSW) all working competently to support the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration of theatre personnel.

Main duties of the job

We have a unique opportunity to advertise a new position which will support our ongoing development and growth within the orthopaedic service.

As a deputy team leader in orthopaedic practice you will be responsible for

  • Managing and coordinating the orthopaedic service.
  • Supporting the Clinical Leader in providing expert clinical practice in our highly specialist orthopaedic service.
  • Assisting with the design implementation and coordination of support and development programs for qualified practitioners, preceptors, varied learner and support workers within the specialist areas for the purpose of recruitment, retention and skills improvement.
  • To provide expert clinical advice, guidance, leadership and managerial skills which will ensure the delivery of clinically effective service in line with both local and national development plans and Trust policies and procedures

You will also provide comprehensive leadership, effective management and coordination of the orthopaedic service in order to promote a patient centered approach to high quality health care whilst upholding and influencing professional and Trust values.

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.

  • 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.

  • Undergo an annual performance assessment and agree a personal development plan which will ensure that the objectives of the individual, the unit and the Trust are achieved.

  • 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 .

  • Accept continuing responsibility for the day-to-day management of patient activity ensuring the service provided is maintained at a high standard

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
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Attitude, aptitude

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

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Justin Warr
Job title
Clinical Leader
Email address
Telephone number
01603 647811