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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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

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

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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