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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Saxon Suite - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Part time £18,875 - £22,729 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic team on the Saxon Suite

Saxon Suite is a new Gastroenterology day case suite , caring for patients with a wide variety of conditions effecting the gastrointestinal system. Diseases and illness effecting this system cross age, ethnicity and social background so you will experience caring for the younger adult as well as those more senior in years.

As part of the small friendly team you will play a vital role in delivering individualised treatment plans to patients who have been referred to the suite. You will receive relevant training and competence from the speciality doctor overseeing the unit. You will develop management skills managing junior staff under the supervision of the band 7 and will be instrumental in progressing the service to it's full potential.

Main duties of the job

About the Role

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our small dynamic team on the Saxon Suite. We need someone who can provide leadership ensuring the day to day running of the unit, and bring ideas and enthusiasm to the role. It is expected that you will act as a deputy to the band 7 of the unit and support with training and the management of junior members of the team. You must be able to communicate at all levels, and be a strong patient advocate. The position involves working a flexible pattern over a 5 day service Monday to Friday 8-18:00

You will have the potential to receive training and competence in a number of new skills such as, venesection, Ascitic taps, hydrogen breath testing, fibro scanning and nurse led paracentesis. You will be involved in specialised MDTs and discussion with the wider MDT team to provide holistic care to the patient.

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will have recent experience of working within the medical setting. He/she will have experience of multidisciplinary working and will demonstrate excellent communication skills. You must be enthusiastic in helping to lead the team and develop the service and continue to achieve high standards in audit. A teaching and assessing qualification is essential.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • Teaching certificate - Assessor/supervisor, ENB 998 or equivalent


  • Evidence of former professional development.

Previous Experience


  • Broad based clinical background and strong professional knowledge
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice
  • Previous experience in nursing patients
  • Team leader or people management experience.


  • Experience of implementing change.
  • Experience within the field of Gastroenterology



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to the provision of holistic, clinically effective care.
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework


  • IT skills
  • Willing to undertake expanded practice roles as required
  • Undertaken the four HR training courses, recruitment and selection etc.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital - lSaxon Suite

Greetwell Road



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