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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Apple- Hinchingbrooke Hospital

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

Applicants will require a UK NMC pin

Now is truly an exciting and challenging time to join our transforming and developing hospital.

This is a dynamic unit with the capacity for 30 patients who are admitted with a range of medical conditions. The patient stay is up to 72 hours so it goes without saying the pace is fast. We are currently recruiting nurses to join our Medical short stay unit. We recognise that our reputation is built upon the skills and experience of our dedicated team. We are looking for people who have excellent clinical skills, profound communication skills along with the ability to build strong relationships with staff, patients and their relatives.

Main duties of the job

Are you an enthusiastic band 5 who is looking for a new challenge? Apple is a general medical ward which specialises in the care and rehabilitation of stroke patients. We are looking for a competent nurse to join our band 6 team to cover maternity leave.

The role includes participating in audit, shift co-ordination and managing MPA's and sickness for a small team of more junior staff. Where appropriate deputising for the ward manager at meetings. A supernumerary period will be arranged on appointment and further training and support will be provided to enable you to develop the skills needed to complete the role.

Staff on Apple Tree work closely with the rest of the MDT including doctors, therapists and dieticians, once a week they meet as a team to discuss patients progress and future planning, this meeting is led by the band 6 on duty.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you

27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)

NHS Pension Scheme:

Flexible working opportunities

Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays

Career development and training

Wellbeing support and activities

In-house physiotherapy Service

On-site canteens with subsidised meals

Subsidised staff parking (currently free).

Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for additional information regarding this post.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • 1st Level NMC Registration
  • 2 years' experience within speciality/acute care area
  • Mentorship module/Preceptor training
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • ILS trained


  • Management qualification
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification relevant to clinical speciality
  • Leadership course



  • Management experience



  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke park


PE29 6NT

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