Deputy Unit Leader - Gastroenterology & Liver Unit

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a looking for a challenge?

Do you want to support in the leadership and development of a team in a busy acute ward environment as a Deputy Unit Leader?

Do you have experience in Gastroenterology and Hepatology?

If so, we are looking for a self-motivated individual to work with us to develop our Gastroenterology and Liver Unit on our journey to Brilliant, here at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, is a 29 bedded unit caring for some of the most complex and acutely unwell patients within the hospital. The role requires you to be flexible, resilient and forward thinking.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse/AHP who is ready to develop their leadership skills within an acute hospital setting. You will be an honest person who is straightforward and has high standards. You will thrive on the busy nature of our ward and you will enjoy keeping things going when it gets tough.

Main duties of the job

To provide the highest standard of nursing care.

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual patients and to supervise other staff in this activity.

To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the patient and their carers.

To act as an advocate for the patient and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care. This includes expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate training.

To be competent in the administration of medicines.

To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed best practice.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic patient centred

Ability to promote patient centred care and establish good relationships with patients and carers

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the Ward in the absence of a Band 7 Ward/ Unit Leader.

To act as a lead nurse in an emergency situation.

To be able to manage the patient flow within the Ward with consideration to target delivery and bed status

To manage a team of both registered and unregistered Nursing staff.

Flexibility to ensure 7 day senior nurse cover for the Ward

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oCurrent registration
  • oMandatory Training


  • oAssessing & Mentoring qualification
  • oNVQ Assessors course
  • oPossession of degree or in the process of obtaining



  • oA minimum of 18 months post-registration experience in the specialty


  • oExperience of supervising and assessing students
  • oPrevious experience in the relevant specialty
  • oPrevious Ward Leadership experience - six to twelve months

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

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust



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