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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse within our Surgical Care Group at York Hospital. Ward ESA has 21 beds and cares for patients with a variety of conditions and specialises in Urology.

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about nursing and dedicated to improving patient care through effective leadership and management of our ward team.

The successful candidate will be open to change, driven, highly motivated and be able to communicate at all levels within the nursing and wider Multidisciplinary teams, in order to provide high quality patient care. We would like to recruit a forward thinking individual with strong leadership skills to support the team to deliver safe and compassionate care whilst being responsive and maintaining high standards at all times.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with Trust guidelines and policies
  • Act as a role model for the development of clinical skills and knowledge within the ward team
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Support the Sister/Charge Nurse in setting and monitoring standards and seek to continuously improve standards and the quality of patient care.
  • Provide assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring written records are kept
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for compliance with infection control policies and procedures

Education and Training
  • Contribute to the promotion of a positive learning environment within the clinical area
  • In conjunction with the Sister/Charge Nurse ensure all staff have an individual performance development plan
  • Ensure both self and team members achieve annual mandatory training requirements
  • Participate in preceptorship and mentorship programmes

  • Working with the Sister/Charge Nurse provide leadership to the clinical team, developing new rotas/ways of working
  • Support the Sister/Charge Nurse in staff rostering, ensuring adequate skill mix
  • Deputise for the Sister/Charge Nurse in her/his absence.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. Thenew salary rates for this year(2023/24)willtake effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification



  • At least 3 years at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals



  • Evidence of continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice within the last 12 months


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post

Special Knowledge


  • Insight into clinical speciality
  • Insight into current issues in nursing/ professional issues
  • Standards of professional practice

Personal Attributes


  • Professional and patient focused
  • Flexible, adaptable, capable of lateral thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



  • Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess qualified and unqualified staff
  • Time management skills
  • Clincial leadership

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Teaching Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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