Deputy Charge Nurse - Secondment

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Nurse to cover a 12 month Secondment on the Acute medical Unit at Poole hospital.

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of flow, patient safety and staff on this busy Acute Medical Unit.

You will be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills including being proficient in extended clinical roles expected in the care of the acute patient.

As a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse it is expected you can make justified decisions in the absence of the Sister, and assist in the development of nurse-led services.

You will need to be able to work well under pressure and build strong communication links with the Clinical Site Team, Emergency Department, Management and the Multi-Disciplinary Teams. You will oversee a designated team of staff for whom you will organise and be responsible for training, appraisal, support and development, as well as addressing and resolving complaints and adverse incidents.

Based at: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

They will be responsible for the safe co-ordination of the Acute Medical Unit on a shift to shift basis ensuring patient flow is maintained in a timely fashion.

They will be responsible for maintain the safety of the unit on a shift by shift basis, escalating any issues to the Band 7 team within hours or to clinical site out of hours.

They will deliver planned care to a group of patients working within the standards of proficiency out lined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and in accordance with Trust policies and protocols.

They will demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team and provide support/guidance to less experienced staff/learners within the clinical environment as needed.

They will be responsible for a team of junior staff, ensuring they have timely appraisals and training needs are up to date.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse



  • Demonstrable experience within relevant specialities



  • Understand the roles of the Emergency department co-ordinator & the Clinical Site Team

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

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust



Longfleet Road



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