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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Clinical Decisions Unit at Glenfield Hospital is a 27 bedded, fully monitored ward, with a designated Triage and Assessment area. Unique to other Admission's Unit nationally, patients are admitted direct via ambulance, Urgent Care Centre, Emergency Department Referral and GP referral with a range of cardiac and respiratory conditions.CDU also takes admissions from within the Trust; CDU is a demanding, but rewarding area to work in.

We also have a Same day emergency Care unit (SDEC) attached to CDU. This is GP/ACP lead area who will see ambulatory patients referred from the same routes as CDU. We are currently developing this new service and are looking for dynamic band 6s who would like to be actively involved.

You must be fully flexible to work a rotation of long days and night shifts please.

Full time hours are preferable however part time hours may be considered however no less than 30.5hrs per week.

Video interviews will not be offered for this post you will be expected to attend a face to face interview

Main duties of the job

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

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 most

o We treat others how we would like to be treated

o We are passionate and creative in our work

o We do what we say we are going to do

o 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 care to a group of patients according to changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity.

Responsible for the allocation of patients to nursing staff and the delegation of duties and care priorities to the multi disciplinary team in the absence of the person with continuing responsibility.

Provide advice, education, support and information to patients and their relatives / carers as required and involve patients, relatives / carers in the planning and delivery of care.

Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and relatives / carers.

Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Receive reports from team members on the progress of own patients during and at the end of each shift and for all patients when in charge. Deputy Ward sister/Charge Nurse Band 6 ss Final 110506 4 of 16

Facilitate effective communication and liaison with other disciplines as necessary to meet the needs of patients especially relating to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements.

Ensure that fully accurate, complete and contemporaneous nursing records are written and maintained for each patient in accordance with agreed policy.

Actively participate in the development and implementation of new ways of working, implementing research based practice in order to promote ongoing care improvement.

Person Specification



  • Registered adult nurse with minimal 2 years experience


  • experience with in acute care setting



  • Have experience as nurse in charge and demonstrate leadership ability


  • Completed mentor ship course



  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role


  • Undertaken some administrative band 6 roles such as clinical audit, electronic rostering etc.

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