Interim Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Ward A8 are looking for a Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse to cover a fixed term secondment until July 2024.

They specialise in acute renal medicine providing haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services to North West Anglia Foundation Trust, to support patients with a range of general medical conditions as well as complex renal needs. They complete ward based interventional procedures and currently undertaking service expansion work.

It is a fast paced, dynamic environment seeking to recruit an individual who has the ability to remain calm under pressure and has excellent time management skills.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • taking the nurse in charge role whilst on duty, line management duties for a small team with the support of the ward manager.
  • formal sickness management processes, supporting staff development, completing appraisals, managing mandatory training compliance and pastoral support.
  • a high level of role modelling, adhering to trust policies and guidelines as well as our personal behavioural responsibility framework.

Full duties can be seen in the job description. The successful applicant must prioritise patient safety and care quality to support trust processes.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information pertaining to this post

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1 st Level registration
  • Evidence of leadership qualities


  • ILS / ALS trained
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification relevant to renal medicine
  • Management qualification
  • Leadership Course



  • 3 Years experience within speciality / acute care area
  • Uses evidence base practice to support patient care delivery
  • Experience of managing teams


  • Previous senior nurse experience
  • Previous management experience



  • Understanding of Healthcare Governance and its application
  • Demonstrates record of achievement in changing and developing practice
  • Working knowledge of Trust and National Nursing initiatives

Key Skills


  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload


  • Peritoneal dialysis experience
  • Haemodialysis Trained

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

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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