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Deputy sister

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To be responsible for the smooth day to day running of the Eye Department, ensuring the highest possible quality of care is delivered to the patients, relatives and carers who attend.

To take forward the ARMD service in Eye department with the support of related agencies. To foster smooth working relationships with the multidisciplinary team and lead a team to ensure that the service provided adequately caters for all the patients.

Main duties of the job


Supporting Clinical Excellence

To act all times, with regard to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct.

To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's and department's policies and guidelines.

To provide appropriate treatment and to refer on to appropriate areas.

To be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care maintaining the highest standard possible at all times.

To liaise with members of the health care team and patient's families to discuss care appropriate to individual patients.

To be responsible for accurate documentation and be aware of the necessity, at all times, for effective written and verbal communication.

To utilise the best practice available, utilising research and/or evidence based practise at all times.

To have a patient focused approach to care, ensuring that each individual patient has the best care possible.

Be able to identify eye emergencies and take appropriate action.

Ensure all prescribed medications are stored and dispensed in accordance with PGD's, local protocols and the NMC Scope of professional Practice.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

People/Management Excellence

To participate on departmental and governmental initiative.

Provide an expert level of supervision to junior colleagues.

Adhere to all hospital procedures and ensure that all staff comply with them.

Manage the department ensuring that problems with patient flow are identified early and acted on promptly.

Monitor and supervise the standard of nursing care undertaken by staff and to participate in the development of staff.

Participate in the management of formal and informal complaints.

To ensure government targets are adhered to work alongside the trackers to meet four-hour target.

To help create a positive working environment for all members of the health care team, always promoting positive working practices.

To attend and participate in departmental meetings, helping implement change as required.

Professional Responsibilities

To accept personal responsibility for identifying own educational needs and professional development.

To assist with teaching, mentoring, and the supervision of staff, thus actively participating in maintaining a positive clinical learning environment.

To advise patients, where appropriate on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness and accidents.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC qualification
  • Ophthalmic eye course
  • Post registration Teaching and Assessing course


  • Independent prescribing

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive post registration ophthalmology experience
  • Experience working as Band 6
  • Expert clinical knowledge of Ophthalmic conditions
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Professional Practice



  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Computer skills


  • Previous clinical practice in minor illness/injuries

Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Willingness to learn
  • Commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Self- motivated and works well under pressure
  • Excellent time management

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Nothampton General Hospital




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