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Deputy sister

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pre annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our senior nursing team within respiratory medicine on the Southwell Ward as a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse who has a passion to inspire and motivate others to provide high quality safe patient focused care.

In addition to the below summary, you'll need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Main duties of the job

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

The post holder will act as deputy to the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and will be required to:

Act as the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse regularly taking charge of the ward and ensuring that the standards and quality of care given to patients, together with the environment in which are is delivered are maintained at a high standard.

Be an effective leader and role model and will be expected to provide regular direct clinical care and use experience to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance.

Work flexibly as a member of the ward team and in support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated and where necessary improved.

About us

We will ensure our patients receive consistently high quality, safe care with outstanding outcomes and experience.

We will build on our position as an employer of choice; with an engaged, developed and empowered team that puts patient care at the heart of everything it does.

We will invest in our estate, equipment and digital infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality patient care.

We will support the improvement of the health of the communities we serve through strong system leadership and innovative partnerships to deliver integrated models of care.

We will consistently achieve our performance standards and make the best use of resources that contribute to an affordable healthcare system.

We will deliver world-class research and education and transform health through innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate should be motivated and have the ability to inspire staff and have previous experience and evidence of implementing changes and embedding good practice into the culture of our department. It is essential that you are able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to support the development of the service.

The successful applicant needs to have excellent organisational and time management skills with an aptitude for problem solving. You must have excellent clinical knowledge and skills, demonstrated through completion of competency packages . You will need to be a good communicator, be self-motivated, provide high standards of clinical skills and have the ability to influence and drive innovative practice within a face growing and exciting speciality setting.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Current level one NMC registration
  • Relevant post-basic study e.g. specialist pathway
  • Have a suitable Teaching & Assessing Qualification
  • Possession of a Mentoring Course



  • Experience at band 5 level
  • Supervision of non registered staff, pre registration and post basic students
  • Evidence of ability to mentor
  • Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relative/carers and staff.

Communication and Relationship skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place

Planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans

Physical skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enhanced CRB clearance
  • Caring Enthusiastic and well motivated Confidence
  • Recruitment and selection of staff

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