Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Ward 27 is looking to recruit an experienced nurse into the role of Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse to help lead our dynamic team.

Ward 27 cares for children and young adults between the ages of 0 - 25 years with cancer and a variety of haematology conditions. Ward 27 is composed of a 12 bedded inpatient ward with an attached Day Care Unit.

The post holder will primarily be based on the inpatient ward although some cross cover may be required at times in our day care unit.Ward 27 offers lots of diverse opportunities both clinically and professionally and there will be opportunities to develop in both of these ways on Ward 27.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a clinical role model and will also have line management responsibilities. Therefore, the successful candidate will need to have a strong clinical knowledge and excellent clinical skills appropriate to this role, as well as excellent leadership skills.

The candidate's line management responsibilities will include sickness absence management, performing appraisals and a commitment to develop their team. The successful person will also be expected to help maintain safety by investigating incidents and monitoring and maintaining staffing levels and rosters.

The successful candidate will need to be hard working and able to adapt their approach. They will also need to have excellent problem solving skills and demonstrate the ability to prioritise their work load and responsibilities.

The successful person will need to be experienced in Oncology/ Haematology and will need to be passionate about this area of nursing in order to help improve and sustain excellent service delivery. The successful candidate should have paediatric oncology experience and will ideally hold an external paediatric oncology qualification.

The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to excellent patient care and delivering the highest standard of care possible.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:o We focus on what matters mosto We treat others how we would like to be treatedo We are passionate and creative in our worko We do what we say we are going to doo We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidence-based nursing care to a group of patients.
  • Leadership and supervision of others carrying out all aspects of the caring process.
  • Deputise and take charge of the given area regularly in the absence of the Ward/Unit Manager who has 24 hour accountability and responsibility.
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.
  • Participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the ward team.
  • Actively contribute to the improvement of services and the quality of care provision to meet the needs of patients, service users and their families.

Act as a role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

Person Specification



  • RNC - first level or RN with Paediatric Oncology Experience
  • Recognised NMC teaching and Assessing Qualification or Equivalent
  • Evidence of post registration Educational continuing development


  • Diploma or Degree in nursing or health related subject
  • Clinical Leadership Programme
  • External paediatric oncology qualification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours

Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Ability


  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise
  • Good understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NHS plan and national nursing strategy
  • Ability to effectively problem solve


  • Audit experience/ research skills
  • Experience of patient and public involvement in service delivery



  • Post registration experience
  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in clinical practice
  • Demonstrates experience of clinical risk management
  • Development of multi-disciplinary working practices
  • Nurse in charge role


  • Infection Prevention
  • Management of conflict
  • Tissue viability management

Leadership and Education


  • Evidence of successful change management
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Use initiative and has the ability to co-ordinate a multisciplinary team with minimal supervision
  • Dynamic individual who is able to challenge in a constructive way and to lead a team
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Effective communicator and negotiator
  • Acts as a clinical role model and as a mentor, assessor and support for learners within the ward or unit


  • Project management
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to influence other professional groups

Professional Development


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Ongoing personal development
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching
  • Recognises own limitations

Equality and Diversity


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs
  • All staff are expected to engage in compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of high quality care and interactions with others.

Resource utilisation


  • Demonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of reosurces where the workload can be unpredictable
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritise and implement new ways of working
  • Basic knowledge of budgetary management

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