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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Aylsham Medical Day Unit

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until 22/08/2024

The Aylsham Medical Day Unit is a Nurse led unit offering planned care for patients referred from all specialties across the Trust. This includes Blood transfusions, IV infusions, outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), paracentesis, biopsies and lumbar punctures. Our service was created in 2018 and now sees almost ten thousand patients per year. Our patients are at the heart of all that we do. Our aim is support patients to remain in their own homes, avoid admission and assist with early discharge from inpatient care. We are a dedicated and highly skilled team, committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients. AMDU is a unique area as our service must constantly evolve via the creation of new pathways to meet the needs of our patients and the service. We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team. You should be passionate about innovation of service delivery and keen to contribute to the development of nursing practice based on published research and audit data.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

Essential responsibilities of this post include promoting and implementing practice conducive to development of high quality patient care by provision of professional, clinical and managerial leadership. Coordination of staff and patients within their plans of care with prompt communication to multidisciplinary team of any changes of patients' status. Working as a role model demonstrating the NNUH Pride values and expertise within our sphere of practice. Taking charge of the department in the absence of the departmental Sister. Providing support and guidance to all staff ensuring all policies procedures and guidelines are adhered to and practice is in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • Assist the Ward/Department manager in maintaining standards of nursing practice.
  • Carry out and advise/supervise junior staff in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluating of nursing care.
  • Carry out the daily personal care of patients.
  • To take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the Ward/Department Sister/ Charge Nurse.
  • To ensure the patient administration systems e.g. PAS are up-dated to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.
  • To ensure the effective use of information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trusts Cyber Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic) is maintained, whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.
  • To co-ordinate and monitor the progress of patients within their plan of care and to promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Effectively communicate complex, sensitive or contentious information to the multi-disciplinary team gaining their co-operation.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Willingness to further develop knowledge and skills


  • Have or be working towards a health related degree



  • Experience of managing and leading a clinical area

Attitude, aptitude


  • Highly motivated
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Leadership qualities

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich



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