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Day Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre
£38,890 - £44,503
Salary period
24/06/2021 23:59

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Team Leader - Day Surgery TC

NHS AfC: Band 7

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit to a Band 7 post to lead our friendly Day SurgeryTeam, based at QMC Treatment centre Campus.

Gateway G has 5 operating theatres undertaking most specialities, a 26 bay ward area and a pre-assessment area.

You will be joining a pro-active, dynamic team of nurses and ODP’s, who offer the best standards of perioperative care. Every day is different - challenging but rewarding. We pride ourselves on team work, learning and being forward thinking.

We are seeking an individual who drives high standards of patient - centred care in a challenging environment.  The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership ability and managerial skills. You will lead by example to deliver excellence in patient care. You will have excellent communication and organisation skills. You will be enthusiastic and motivated and will enjoy working in a fast paced ever changing environment

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with the appropriate experience and skills to work closely with the existing team structure and demonstrate the skills to support further development of these expanding services. You will need to demonstrate the ability to be able to work flexibly in diverse clinical environments. The successful applicant will have a high level of self-management skills including time management, prioritisation and organisation

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to build on the network required for the role. You will also be able to demonstrate that you have successfully lead change previously and evidence of delivering initiatives and new ways of working.

You must be committed to a high standard of patient care and safety. You will have a flexible attitude to work and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Day Surgery experience / knowledge is essential. 

Working for our organisation

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest in the UK and has the Major Trauma Centre for the East Midlands. It has one of the busiest emergency departments in the UK and is a major teaching Trust, NUH enjoys close links with the city's universities and attracts and develops the highest calibre of staff. It continues to be the hospital of choice for patients and remains at the forefront of research. NUH is internationally recognised through Magnet status.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see document entitled Team Leader Job Description for full details on the role.  Please see attached documents for reference.

Person specification

Patient Care

Essential criteria
  • Is able to co-ordinate the clinical area in order to meet patient needs
  • Is capable of implementing strategies relating to clinical governance and infection prevention
Desirable criteria
  • Has experience of participating in audit process

Team working

Essential criteria
  • Recognises own role as part of the team and encourages high standards
  • Enables team members to set achievable objectives


Essential criteria
  • Current level one NMC/HCPC registration
  • BSc in relevant Healthcare Practice or working towards a BSc in relevant Healthcare Practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Formal leadership and management training


Essential criteria
  • experience at band 6 or equivalent Competence in complex clinical skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in more than one speciality
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Simon Hardwick
Job title
Theatre Manager
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