Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Gissing Head & Neck Ward

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Gissing Head & Neck Ward team which covers a range of specialties including Plastic Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial, General Surgery, Breast and Dermatology.

As Deputy Sister you will support and work as part of the Ward team, providing professional leadership and management within the work environment. The post holder will be accountable and responsible for the standards of care provided within Gissing H&N Ward and for leading, supporting and implementing innovative practice.

The post holder will provide direct patient care, demonstrating specialist knowledge and act as a resource and role model for the clinical team.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, and act as a role model to others in all aspects of work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for promoting and implementing practice conducive to the development of high-quality patient care, by providing professional, clinical, and managerial leadership.

To take charge of the Ward/Department in the absence of the Ward/Departmental Sister/Charge Nurse and provide support and guidance to all staff.

You will also Provide specialist care to our unique case load of patients including Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy care, as well as the post operative care of free flaps.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register.
  • To have completed the mentorship preparation programme or equivalent if applicable to clinical area



  • Significant experience at Band 5 level, relevant to the speciality.
  • Competency in advanced clinical skills including Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy care.
  • Significant experience at Band 5 level, of which some is to be in a position relevant to the specialty



  • Competency in advanced clinical skills including enhanced practice

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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