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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward 37

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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At York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, patient care is at the centre of all that we do.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Older Peoples services at York Hospital. We are looking to recruit an experienced nurse into the Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse role on Ward 37. This ward has 21 beds and provides care for older people with Dementia and Delirium. The successful candidate will be either be a RN or RMN and have at least 2 years post registration experience at Band 5 or equivalent in an acute environment.

We are seeking applications from highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals who have excellent communication skills. This post will give an opportunity for further professional development, and we are looking for someone who is capable of lateral thinking and will work in an innovative manner with the resources available.

Main duties of the job

The role of the successful candidate will be to consistently drive excellent clinical quality standards to this vulnerable patient group, by providing visible clinical leadership to the team and support them in the delivery of high quality, effective and evidence-based care.

Background knowledge of the safeguarding agenda to protect vulnerable adults is desirable, but not essential, as training will be given. It is our duty to keep patients in our care safe and falls prevention is high on our agenda. Focus will be on patient experience, patient safety and providing assurance that standards are met for every patient, every time.

We are proud to be a team with a strong sense of collaboration across all our healthcare professionals, working together to drive our service forward. Therefore, the candidate must be committed to the on-going development of the ward and multi-disciplinary team working and have the drive and passion to create an inspirational learning and working environment.

We offer a wide range of experiences as part of your development and journey as a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse. As an organisation we are committed to ensuring you reach your personal and professional objectives.

If you are enthusiastic about person centred care and are passionate about motivating and inspiring others, you may well be the perfect candidate to assist us in leading our team.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • At least 2 years at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Clinical audit and standard setting
  • Working with a wide range of professionals



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification


  • Leadership course
  • Degree



  • Evidence of continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice within the last 12 months


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post.

Special Knowledge


  • Insight into clinical speciality
  • Insight into current issues in nursing/ professional issues
  • Standards of professional practice



  • Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess qualified and unqualified staff
  • Time management skills
  • Clinical Leadership

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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