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Deputy sister/ Charge Nurse - Same day Emergency care

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse to provide strong effective leadership and assist in the day to day running of the Same Day Emergency Care Service.

The candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for Acute Medicine, leadership and be an excellent communicator and organiser, you will need to be active in dealing with complex and difficult situations and competing demands. As a SDEC Deputy Sister will be involved the assessment, co-ordination, and effective management of patient care. You will need to a creative thinker, problem-solver and Team player. Additional duties will include areas of ward management to maintain the safety of patients'/staff and visitors.

The unit is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and is designed to facilitate rapid assessment and investigation of medical patients referred from GP, NHS 111 and the Emergency department.

You will undergo an induction and development programme facilitated by our dedicated team, a supernumerary period will be provided to enable you to develop the knowledge, skill and confidence to be successful.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Support the Sister in ensuring the provision of excellent care with compassion for the patients, relatives and visitors who are cared for within or by the ward, department, service or team.
  • Ensure a high standard of nursing is delivered by self and others based on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet patients' needs in accordance with agreed local and National standards and evidence based guidelines
  • Assist and support the Ward Manager in the safe, effective management of the area including management of personnel, facilities and the associated systems and processes
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care
  • Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals
  • Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness
  • To participate in education and training of junior staff

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



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)



  • Clinical leadership
  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess qualified and unqualified staff

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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