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Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Childrens CDUis a 24 hour unit which links closely with children's Emergency Department to provide care for children from a range of specialities who need further assessment, observation, continuation of treatment or to await results. The unit also sees GP referrals and ward attenders whichgives varieddynamics tothe busy unit.CDU is friendlyandensures the cohesive team works closely together and provides strong support and opportunities to develop.

Main duties of the job

As a Deputy Sister you will be responsible for co-ordinating shifts while supporting junior staff and CHOX.

Supporting Sister with management roles including audits, incident reports, roster writing and staff management with sickness reports, wellbeing and safe staffing.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

When you join us, your personal development will be supported and encouraged by ward based Clinical Educators and the Practice Development team. Our Matrons, Ward Sisters, and other colleagues pride themselves in offering supportive mentoring, creating an environment that enables all staff to maximise their full potential, with excellent patient care and high staff morale at the heart of everything we do.

Person Specification

Education, training and experience


  • Registered Child Nurse (UK recognised qualification)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Past experience of working in Children Hospital
  • Minimum of 2 years acute care registered nurse experience or evidence of ongoing professional development (e.g. PCC course, Neuro course)


  • Post-graduate qualification relevant to an area of practice

Clinical practice and leadership


  • Ability to manage and run the ward within the boundaries of the role through effective communication and initiatives
  • Ability to supervise registered and non-registered staff
  • Ability to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice


  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Children's Hospital Oxford



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