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Day Surgery Ward Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Feb 2024
We are recruiting for a Day Surgery Ward Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

A rare opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible individual with in-depth Day Surgery experience to join our team in the Day Surgery Unit Ward.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills who can empower and inspire a team.

The Day Surgery Unit offers the perfect opportunity to enhance and build on your existing skills developed at Band 5 and to take the next step in your nursing career. The successful applicant will be a senior member of the nursing team and will be expected to act as a role model at all times, promoting the Trust values, striving to be the best in all areas of practice and to work with quality improvement projects to develop the current day surgery service.

If you are interested and would like an informal discussion, please contact

Sister Tammy Young or 01983 534319

Main duties of the job

You will assist in the day-to-day operational management of the ward, ensuring effective flow of patients. You will assist in leading a small team of nurses and nursing assistants alongside the Ward Sister ensuring your staff receive an annual appraisal, and guidance in their professional development.

In return we can provide support, guidance, and excellent professional development opportunities for you. Our Ward Sister and Practice Development Team will work with you to reach your development goals. You will complete our Band 6 Development Course and will be encouraged to further develop.

The Day Surgery Unit is a high turnover area, supporting a wide variety of surgical disciplines including General Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Maxillofacial, Urology, CT Guided Diagnostics and Chronic Pain procedures.

If you love working in a fast-paced environment with great teamwork, then the Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse role within the Day Surgery Unit would be perfect for you.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Role Specific Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Teaching qualification (e.g ENB 998 or mentorship qualification
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant post basic clinical experience
  • 1st Degree or willingness to complete within 3 years of appointment

Physical Skills


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder e.g. manual handling of patients



  • Professional/role model
  • Flexible
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate others and maintain own motivation
  • Can demonstrate the key competencies of the Equality and Diversity Policy.



  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff
  • Ability to effectively organise workload
  • Ability to practice independently ability to take responsibility and show evidence of leadership skills
  • Awareness of own limitations and seeks out appropriate advice and support

Communication Skills


  • Able to deliver complex, sensitive information effectively
  • Effective communicator with patients, carers, and members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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