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Deputy Sister

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and engaged and forward thinking Endoscopy Deputy Sister/Team Leader to join our busy, friendly Endoscopy team, who will assist in developing and leading our progressive service. The Endoscopy Department at Rotherham is home to a friendly, diverse and accommodating team who will welcome new colleagues and support them in all aspects of their role. The team shares a passion for change, growth, quality improvement and innovation in pursuing clinical excellence. The Deputy Sister/Team leader, a Nurse / Practitioner will be an experienced practitioner who is able to demonstrate a very high degree of autonomy and complex decision making based on an application and interpretation of policies, with a personal and professional skill in Endoscopy. The role will provide support, expert professional advice, information, coaching, supervision, education and management to staff within the area as well as the wider multidisciplinary team within the trust.

Main duties of the job

The Endoscopy unit delivers both diagnostic and complex therapeutic procedures, training, and the National Bowel Cancer screening programme. This is delivered across 5 dedicated endoscopy procedure rooms, an 11 bedded recovery area, with admission and discharge areas. We have recently installed state of the art endoscopy decontamination unit. We are open to embracing new technology to enhance and expand the care for our patients. We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects within the service and be fully supported with any training and or personal development needs. They will play a role in implementing agreed standardised protocols/guidelines to improve organisation and delivery of high quality care according to best clinical governance models and in accordance with Trust, network and national guidelines (including BSG and JAG) for Endoscopy. The post holder will be required to manage the clinical area, care and be accountable for their own area of practice. You will be expected to take part and lead audits of the service and support the units being JAG accredited. You will take a pivotal role in teaching at all levels and will be required to be a role model in the service.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



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  • Registered Nurse / Health care professional. 1st level with current NMC / HCPC Registration.
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development in a recognised and appropriate nursing field of practice.
  • Professional and clinical competence


  • Appropriate clinical speciality qualification



  • Sound clinical knowledge in all aspects of GI disease, endoscopic and related interventions.
  • Understands the concepts of clinical governance and shared governance including evidence based practice and critical appraisal of research findings.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective risk management.
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues including performance targets and the wider modernisation agenda.
  • Knowledge of national nursing agenda and application to role.
  • NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Use own initiative and meet deadlines.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

120 Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2TY

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