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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Inpatient Haematology

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the Deputy team on Samaritan Ward. If you are highly motivated and looking to develop your Band 6 clinical leadership skills within a supportive and innovative environment we would like to hear from you.

This will be a full time post which will allow you to combine clinical nursing with the opportunity to develop your management skills. Samaritan ward is a 25 bedded Haematology specialist unit.

We provide holistic care for Haematology patients undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, supportive rehabilitation as well as end of life care. We work within a large, dynamic multidisciplinary team to provide Haematology and Oncology services to our patients and offer a comprehensive induction to support you in developing your leadership and management skills.

Closing Date: 03/12/2023

Interview Date: 11/12/2023

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a caring and compassionate nurse who is highly motivated and enthusiastic to join the team in providing the highest standards of individualised patient care encompassing the trust values at all times.

The successful candidate would be expected to work in partnership with the team of deputies to support the Ward Sister and the Matrons. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly renowned and innovative multi-disciplinary team at one of the UK's leading teaching Hospitals in the heart of London.

You will also provide managerial and operational support to the management team as well as have a small portion of the ward staff within your team and ensure they are up to date with trainings and appraisals.

As a deputy sister/ deputy charge nurse you will be expected to role model Trust values and behaviours, and demonstrate professionalism, positivity and enthusiasm at all times mirroring the wards ethos.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be a deputy to the Sister/Charge Nurse and act as a role model for junior team members in the delivery of a high standard of nursing care.

The role will encompass specific responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care and expertise within the clinical area.

To help lead and coordinate the clinical, managerial and educational requirements of the clinical area ensuring the highest standards of nursing practice and care are delivered as reflected by the unit philosophy.

Ensuring the safety and well being of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centered care principles.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Experience of teaching/assessing/supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood products
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitve information to include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill and other challenging situations
  • Awareness of clinical governence and risk management issues


  • Experience of managing a ward including management of rotas, competencies, resources and staff

Values and behaviour


  • Values and behaviour in line with Trust Values

Qualifications and Education


  • Registered Nurse on the NMC
  • Post registration qualification in or demonstrate relevant experience and competence (appropriate area of speciality)
  • Mentorship/Teaching Qualification


  • Leadership qualification
  • SACT qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guy's Hospital



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