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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Witham/RSU Band 6

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you self motivated, enthusiastic and want to make a difference, then this maybe the job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse team on Witham/Respiratory Support Unit (RSU)

Witham ward is an 18 bedded Respiratory ward and the RSU is a 10 bedded unit. All beds are in siderooms and include 4 negative pressure rooms. There is also a with a pleural procedure room on the ward, for conducting all our pleural work

We provide the highest quality of nursing care to both male and female patients, on emergency and planned admission pathways.

On ward Witham/RSU we care for patients in the acute stage of their admission through to discharge and manage conditions such as COPD exacerbations, lung cancers, type 2 respiratory failure and Non Invasive Ventilation, chest drains, tracheostomies, chest infections, severe sepsis as well as general medical care.

Both areas of the unit are busy, acute environments with a high turnover of patients, we therefore require experienced registrants who are committed to providing a high standard of individualised patient-centred nursing care, through effective assessment, planning and delivery to be part of our leadership team.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant must be enthusiastic and motivated to working in a busy medical environment using their initiative. They should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to organise and prioritise workload, be a great team player and exhibit strong leadership skills.

Support, guidance and training will be given by the Ward Sister and the Band 6 team to develop the skills required for this role.

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



  • Current first or second level Registered Nurse with NMC.
  • Degree / diploma or an equivalent level of Knowledge and skill in medical nursing.
  • Working towards specialist qualification in respiratory care nursing


  • Degree in nursing or willing to undertake
  • NIV Competence
  • Tracheostomy competence
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS).



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all members of staff
  • Able to demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Evidence of assessing and supervising junior colleagues
  • Clinically competent with extended skills, such as cannulation, venepuncture, ECG, male catheterization, blood gas interpretation, management of chest drains, tracheostomy and a willingness to undertake all roles.
  • Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework



  • To have a wide knowledge base in nursing and have a minimum of two years' experience as a band


  • Committed to ongoing personal development
  • Evidence of change management and experience in clinical audit

Specific Requirements


  • Demonstrate awareness of current changes in the NHS.
  • To be able to articulate their own vision for the development of nursing and nurse led initiatives within the ward
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload.
  • Flexible in working long days, long nights and weekends throughout the 7 day week.
  • Able to demonstrate professional and calm manner when dealing with the demands of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust



Greetwell Road



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