Deputy Sister/ Deputy Charge Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our senior nursing team within Pre- Operative Assessment as a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse who has a passion to inspire and motivate others to provide high quality safe patient focused care.

We are looking for a motivated leader who has the ability to inspire staff and provide clinical oversight in the departments foster a positive culture in our department. It is essential that you are able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to support the development of the service.

The successful applicant needs to have excellent organisational and time management skills with an aptitude for problem solving. You must have excellent clinical knowledge and skills, demonstrated through completion of competency packages. You will need to be a good communicator, be self-motivated, provide high standards of clinical skills and have the ability to influence and drive innovative practice within a face growing and exciting speciality setting

In addition to the below summary, you'll need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Main duties of the job

You must be able to lead a team, demonstrating excellent organisational and clinical skills.

You will be expected to co-ordinate care on the department and deputise and support the Ward Managers.

Ensure high quality, evidence-based care is offered to patients and, in collaboration with the Ward Manager, identify the common issues which affect the quality of care, devising clear action plans to address any shortcomings. In collaboration with the Ward Manager, ensure that the patient has a satisfactory experience by evaluating patient process and the pathway of care. Support the Ward Manager in ensuring clinical audit takes place in line with the Trust's requirements to improve practice. Being a point of contact for patients, visitors, relatives and staff acting as a resource for problems, needs and able to clearly present the patient's view to others. Support the Ward Manager in ensuring the development and on-going management of work rosters that provide appropriate safe staff cover. This post is essential to safe and effective running of the Pre- Operative assessment departments as the role entails delivery of direct patient care as well as ensuring safe and effective care is delivered by the wider team; this incorporates the provision of emotional support. In addition, this role provides leadership and management support to the Ward Sister and team to ensure safe, effective running of the departments on a daily basis.

About us

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We are committed to supporting you and encouraging your professional development.

We will ensure our patients receive consistently high quality, safe care with outstanding outcomes and experience.

We will build on our position as an employer of choice; with an engaged, developed and empowered team that puts patient care at the heart of everything it does.

Below are some of NUH's promises to its people and patients please make yourself familiar with these standards.

We will invest in our estate, equipment and digital infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality patient care.

We will support the improvement of the health of the communities we serve through strong system leadership and innovative partnerships to deliver integrated models of care.

We will consistently achieve our performance standards and make the best use of resources that contribute to an affordable healthcare system.

We will deliver world-class research and education and transform health through innovation

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

Encouraging a culture of learning where students receive quality clinical placements supported by mentorship, teaching and support from registered nurses. Support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring that best practice undertaken is shared with colleagues in the directorate, division and the Trust. Helping staff to use clinical information within the department to help improve the quality of patient care. Encouraging staff to be involved in service changes and developments using processes defined within the directorate/division. Being able to demonstrate clear lines of communication within a defined clinical area which result in clear responsibilities being identified within the multi professional team. Creating a culture where staff have appropriate authority over issues that contribute to the provision of essential care and enable them to secure and achieve the highest quality standards.

Person Specification

Job description


  • Current UK level one MNC registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional practice
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team
  • ICT skills
  • Demonstration of ability to manage clinical area
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relative/carers and staff.
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  • ECG/ bloods taking skills
  • Degree educated/ masters
  • Evidence of teaching
  • Pre- operative assessment experience and expertise
  • Able to undertake heart and lung assessments
  • Experience of rostering, staffing management and service improvement/ development



  • At least 2 years experience as a RGN


  • Masters level study
  • Pre op related course
  • Experience of manipulating data and information to produce reports in timely way



  • Demonstrate the values of pre op in the wider trust


  • Able to articulate the trusts strategy and how pre -op feeds into this

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