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Deputy Charge Nurse / Sister - Medicine for Older People

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Ward 9 SMH is Medicine for Older People and our patients are from 65 years old and over.

The post holder is expected to co-ordinate shifts when on duty and deputise for the ward manager as required.

To be responsible for ensuring excellent care is provided for all patients.

Monitoring and managing risk, ensure that internal and external audits are completed, and action plans are implemented.

To offer guidance and leadership to colleagues, support and supervise the nursing team.

Main duties of the job

To have the authority to make day to day decisions regarding the running of the in-patient unit and be aware of managerial limitations and restrictions

To provide clinical expertise to the in-patient unit in the absence of a more senior nurse. Monitor that appropriately trained staff are available to deliver safe, high quality patient care.
  • Act as the co-ordinating nurse on the Ward in conjunction with other key nurses
  • To ensure various trust audits are completed in the agreed timescale.

To deputise for the Ward Manager as necessary at meetings

Maintain high professional standards of care.
  • To provide clinical expertise to the in-patient unit in the absence of a more senior nurse
  • To understand the importance of good customer relationships and be able to act on comments/complaints to the day hospice service
  • Assess and agree, in conjunction with other professionals, an appropriate package of patient's care.
  • Ensure regular monitoring and review of the patients care plan alongside other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Have excellent communication and inter-personal skills be able to communicate effectively at times of high emotional stress
  • Participate in appropriate audit and quality improvement projects associated with clinical and service development issues. Contribute to the mentoring and supervision of pre and post registration nurses and other professionals on educational placements on the ward

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued, and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification



  • Good general education
  • Registered General Nurse



  • Post registration experience
  • Previous work-related experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Experience of managerial role



  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of the role of a Band 6
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly in English
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients and multi-disciplinary team


  • Able to manage own case load with supervision
  • Ability to work all shifts including night duty
  • Computer skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Good time management skills



  • Able to work required shift pattern
  • Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Ward 9 Stoke Mandeville Hospital


HP21 8AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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