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Deputy Team Leader- Ophthalmic Theatre

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Orsett Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
25/10/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




This is an exciting opportunity as a deputy team leader to manage an operating theatre and small ward area in our Ophthalmic Unit at Orsett Hospital.

In liaison with the Ophthalmology Theatre Manager, Surgical Matron and Clinical Team Leaders, lead and co-ordinate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff to ensure the delivery of a high standard of peri operative/nursing care in the theatre/ward environment.

The Deputy Team Leader will be responsible for the effective deployment of theatre and ward resources including manpower.

Strong, professional leadership qualities are needed at this level. It is critical to the quality of
care, staff morale and the learning environment.


Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further details or informal visits please contact

Arlene James - Senior Sister Orsett Eye Unit 


If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079