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Deputy Sister/Charge nurse - Washbrook

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum + unsocial hours as applicable
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge to expand your knowledge and skills in a new specialty or expand your existing knowledge?

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can use their initiative to support and develop the team on Washbrook Ward.A positive and flexible approach is essential as well as the ability to support new ways of working.

Washbrook ward is a diverse 27 bedded ward that provides care for medical patients with a wide variety of medical conditions. Patients on this ward tend to have a predicted length of stay of under seven days.

Within this role you will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the standard of care that our patients receive. In addition to this you will help to develop and influence the careers of others within the team. You will possess excellent communication skills, show patience and understanding, and be able to demonstrate recent professional development.

If you would like to join a strongly motivated team who are passionate about their patients, have an interest in progressing your leadership skills, and are keen to embrace service development and innovation, then we would welcome you're application.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible, with the guidance of the Ward Sister for providing leadership and teaching within the Unit environment.

To support the Ward Sister in the general management of the ward, such as completion of appraisals, 1-1s and other management tasks.

Through knowledge, good example and education, enable unit staff to deliver high quality, individualised care.

To provide support and supervision of nursing staff, and effectively coordinate and deploy resources within the ward.

To assist in the provision of the Cardiac Monitoring Service across the wider hospital, through the monitoring of telemetry.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience in medical nursing
  • Experience of delivering evidence based practice
  • Team / people management


  • Experience of ward coordination



  • RN
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development



  • Awareness of current issues within Medical nursing
  • Good knowledge of infection control procedures/initiatives
  • Able to articulate understanding of managing clinical risk


  • Leadership course

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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