Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care required for the sick neonate and their family. In addition the post holder will participate in the day to day management of the unit, providing support and leadership in the absence of a Clinical Sister.

Main duties of the job

Our Neonatal Unit is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and well established Neonatal team as a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse.

We are a Level 2 Local Neonatal Unit, with 16 cots providing care for up to 2 Intensive Care, 6 High Dependency and 8 Special Care neonates.

This role requires a passionate, highly motivated and experienced neonatal trained nurse with excellent communication skills who wishes to continue to develop their clinical and leadership skills.

You will provide clinical, professional leadership for the unit with responsibility for the delivery of high standards of care for all babies and their families who access our service. You will be responsible for the safe day to day running of the unit and facilitate effective communication between all members of the multi-disciplinary team

If you are dedicated to contributing to a team striving to deliver excellence in neonatal care and are keen to pursue a rewarding career in Neonatal Nursing then Kettering General Hospital is the place for you.

We are passionate about the care we give to babies and you will be well supported to further and enhance your clinical knowledge and expertise within our Trust

This post is a rotational post working both day and night shifts; therefore flexibility with working hours is essential.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Child branch
  • Mentor qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Management or leadership qualification
  • Specialty based post graduate education


  • Post graduate Degree
  • Master's degree or working towards



  • Experience as a staff nurse in acute healthcare


  • Experience of development and leadership of change in clinical practice

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