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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse Lancaster Ward/FAU - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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You will be working in a complex care environment, taking care of patients who have dementia or long term medical conditions such as Parkinson's Disease. You will be working on all shift patterns, providing high quality patient care with compassion and integrity.

You will receive first class support and direction from the ward sister and the nursing team. We will actively encourage the successful applicants to continue with their own professional and personal development. The successful candidates will need to work as an active member of the team and at all times deliver high standards of patient care, while maintaining a positive experience for the patients. Your responsibilities will be to take charge of the shift and you will be expected to support the ward sister with continuous ward improvements and audits.

Main duties of the job

Clayton Ward is a 28 bedded unit caring for frail patients both male and female . The unit currently mostly takes transfers from MEAU and the frailty Team service. A fantastic opportunity has currently arisen for a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse to join our team and support the developments of our area. This is an incredible chance for a pro-active, positive , caring and friendly person to be part of a wonderful developing nursing team.

The staff pride themselves on high standards of care. We are passionate and put the patient at the centre of all we do.

Frail older people are complex with a myriad of care needs and they face many challenges during this phase of life. Caring for them and ensuring a safe, efficient, hospital admission and a timely discharge is a valuable skill which is useful in any care environment. If you are up for the challenge, these skills are transferable and essential to meet the nation's needs.

We have a dedicated Geriatrician medical team as well as a wider multi disciplinary team who work closely together to ensure the best treatment and care is available for our patients. The service is ever expanding and if you're up for an exciting new service provision come and join us!

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 - 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 Renal Medicine

Knowledge, Skills & Aptitudes


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to the provision of holistic, clinically effective care.


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

Specific Requirements


  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary team working
  • Committed to own professional development

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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