Deputy Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Band 6 £31,365 - £37,890
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Infectious Diseases is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated Deputy Sister to complement our existing friendly team. Within the CAS division we have 13 beds and care for a variety of patients both male and female, of varying ages ranges. We specialise in infectious and tropical diseases and our patients come from a diverse background.

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

Main duties of the job

Deputy Ward Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse37.5 hoursTeam Nightingale are a 13 bedded acute medical ward specialising in the care of patients with infectious / tropical diseases / infections. We pride ourselves in the quality of our nursing care.The current Ward Manager is specifically looking for an individual whom is willing to undertake positive change and would be willing to work towards developing a specific learning pathway for you.Nightingale Ward is committed to providing the highest quality of care and maintaining consistent high standards in a professional and friendly atmosphere. We have an active Shared Governance Council.

You in turn will be fully supported and have opportunity to influence future nursing practices.

Applicants should be:1st level registered nurse/degree in health nursing related studies.Have 3 years post registration experience Infectious Diseases Experience (desirable) Be willing to develop personally and professional

Be willing to undertake the CAS band 6 development course.

A clinical role model Evidence of undertaking appraisals (desirable)If you are committed to being the best we would like to hear from you.

About us

We are very excited to welcome a new Band 6 into our established team.

We are one trust that is split between two campus's but work well and closely together ensuring our patients receive the correct treatment and care in the correct ward / setting.

NUH is a major teaching hospital trust and are keen to teach and educate our staff.

We adhere to the trusts values and behaviors which can be found on the intranet.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will act as Deputy to the Ward Manager. They will be required to:

Act as the deputy to the ward manager / 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 care is delivered, are maintained at a high standard.

Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Document the condition and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or our doctors any area of concern.

Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and guidelines.

Demonstrate clinical procedures to registered and unregistered staff as required.

Participate in the support and implementation of Essence of Care guidelines.

Be aware of your role with regard to the Medicines Code of Practice.

Comply with all Trust policies with particular regard to patient and staff safety.

Liaise with other clinical areas providing appropriate policies, education and clinical expertise in order to facilitate the management of patients with special requirements.

Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently.

Person Specification

Registered Nurse


  • Must have current level 1 NMC registration
  • Nursing experience
  • Evidence they have gone above and beyond in their current role


  • Experience within infection diseases

Nursing experience


  • Able to prioritise and manage a diverse workload effectively

Trust Strategy


  • Understands the Trusts strategy and direction

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Campus

Hucknall Road



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