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Deputy sister

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Gastroenterology Day Case Unit, we have a full time permanent Band 6 deputy sister post.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and caring registered practitioner who is able to demonstrate a high standard of clinical practice to join our small and dynamic day case unit. You must possess excellent communication skills and team working qualities with a willingness to learn.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we believe that supporting our workforce to grow, develop and innovate creates a great place to work and enables us to provide excellent care and compassion to our patients. Excellent training opportunities are provided with external and internal development.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a suitably experienced nurse who is passionate about patient safety and the delivery of exceptional quality care to our elective gastroenterology and hepatology patients.

Assist the Sister/Charge Nurse in providing clinical and managerial leadership to all staff and deputise in their absence.

Regularly act as shift coordinator, participating in the allocation of workload, ensuring efficient management of the department, effective patient care and safety.

Maintain and continually develop specialist knowledge and skills relevant to clinical area and to act as a specialist resource to the Trust.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be professionally accountable for assessment of the patients needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of planned care, demonstrating a collaborative approach through effective communication and decision-making between the multi-professional team, patients and significant others.

Provide clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff, ensure effective running of ward/department in the absence of Department Ward Manager.

To provide advice and support for colleagues to plan, monitor, implement and evaluate skilled and appropriate care for patients and ensure the provision of evidence-based practice.

To work within the NMC Code and professional nursing guidance.

Provide leadership, management and team development as delegated by the Department/Ward Manager to the team, allocating workloads.

To co-ordinate and manage patient flow within the unit including timely admission and discharge

Person Specification

Band 6 Deputy Leader


  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oEvidence of ongoing professional development
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oExperience in an acute healthcare setting
  • oExperience managing staff
  • oExcellent communication skills


  • oDiploma or degree
  • oSpecialist experience, knowledge and skills in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • oExperienced in venepuncture & cannulation
  • oManagement or leadership training

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