Deputy Ward Leader - Ward 12

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward 12, located at King's Mill Hospital, is in search of a dynamic individual to join their busy ward, specializing in trauma and orthopaedics, caring for patients both pre and postoperatively.

The ward can accommodate 24 patients with a mixture of bays and en-suite rooms.

We have a well-established surgical team with whom we work daily, as well as ward-based multidisciplinary staff to provide patient-centred care.

We would offer regular appraisals, providing opportunities for development and professional growth, and we would encourage regular trust training and development study days to promote and enhance skills and knowledge.

Our nursing team is very friendly and well-established, dedicated to sharing their skills and knowledge with new and junior staff, and we host an excellent clinical area with many possibilities for staff to progress professionally.

Thank you for your interest in this role, and we would be delighted to welcome you to Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification



  • Must be able to demonstrate attitudes and behaviours consistent with the Trust expectations
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic and well motivated.
  • Confidence
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable basic IT skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care.
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans.
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation.
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment.
  • Able to undertake patient / non patient handling manoeuvres.


  • Audit or research within the clinical area.
  • Providing staff with feedback on their individual performance and use of the knowledge and skills framework
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others
  • Demonstrate effective resource management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to NHS policies.
  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills
  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team



  • First Level Registered Nurse, with NMC registration.
  • Suitable teaching qualification / Mentoring Course.


  • Diploma or degree in health / nursing related studies.
  • Continuing professional development / reflective profile
  • Completion of all local competency packages or has undertaken Working in New Ways Packages relevant to role and specialty
  • Formal leadership and management training

Further Training


  • Mandatory training and updates
  • Relevant post basic study e.g. specialist pathway
  • Evidence of moving and handling training.


  • Attendance at conferences / study days.
  • QI / Sherwood6 Change Management Training



  • Significant post registration experience, including some experience within specialty.
  • Significant experience at band 5
  • Supervision of non registered staff, pre registration and post basic students.
  • Evidence of ability to mentor.
  • Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister / charge nurse role.


  • Research training / experience.
  • Recent or current experience within the specialty
  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work
  • Evidence of formal teaching experience.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team, prioritise workload of self and others, and effective time management skills
  • Successful implementation and management of a nursing change process.
  • Understanding of the role of advocacy



  • Enhanced DBS clearance.
  • NMC registration and revalidation

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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