Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title - Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse.Responsible to Sister/Charge NurseAccountable to MatronType of contract PermanentHours per week 37.5Budgetary responsibility NoneManages Supports the Band 7s management of the Senior staff andFoundation nurses, the unregistered workforce and students

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Nurses to join our team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

After a recent skill mix review we have band 6 positions available within all of our busy and friendly clinical areas. We can offer full and part time hours and rotational posts would be considered.

The NOC offers the perfect opportunity to enhance and build on your existing skills developed at band 5 and to take the next step in your nursing career. The successful applicant will be a senior member of the nursing team and will act as a role model to junior staff and clinical leader. You will assist in the day to day operational management of the ward, ensuring effective flow of patients. You will also lead a small team of nurses and nursing assistants with the support of the ward sister ensuring your staff receive an annual appraisal, and guidance in their professional development.

In return we can provide support, guidance and excellent professional development opportunities for you. Our Ward Sisters and Practice Development Team will work with you to reach your development goals. You will complete our Band 6 Development Course and will be encouraged to apply for our newly developed accredited PG Cert in Orthopaedic Practice. We believe in nurturing our staff and we will see you as our Ward Sister / Charge Nurses of the future - we will support and encourage to reach your full potential.

Previous applicants need not apply.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training, and research. Find out more here

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide exceptional patient care which is underpinned by evidence based practice and OUH values.Work in partnership with the patients family and friends to be actively involved in the caring process on behalf of the patient where agreed.Manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.Communicate effectively information to patients/relatives/carers/ and all members of the multidisciplinary team.Demonstrate high standards of nursing care, reflecting the beliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care commensurate with The Oxford Model for Exemplary Professional Nursing and Midwifery Practice.Develop and maintain specialist knowledge of nursing practice relevant to the clinical area.Undertake the responsibilities associated with being a mentor and preceptor reflecting the beliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care commensurate with the OxfordModel for Exemplary Professional and Nursing and Midwifery Practice.Demonstrably contribute towards the continuing development of professional nursing practice in the department.Conduct oneself in a professional manner a

Person Specification

Education, training, qualifica


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice) or National certification in area of Practice.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an ongoing NMC revalidation.
  • Minimum of 3 years acute care registered nurse experience.
  • Evidence of achievement on a Nursing and Midwifery, (NMC) approved Mentorship qualification.


  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post.
  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice

Leadership and Management


  • Leadership and Management
  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Previous substantive management experience of specific clinical area

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

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert