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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

*** Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

Now is truly an exciting and challenging time to join our transforming and developing hospital.

We are looking for a new colleagues willing to go the extra mile to ensure compassionate and patient focussed care within a team. You must be committed to flexibility, have a willingness to learn and a readiness to work hard to achieve shared goals and sustained excellence.

This is a really exciting time to Haematology/Oncology Woodlands Day Unit. If you either have the experience and skills needed to care for our patients or are new to the profession and wish to gain new skills and your personal values mirrors our values, will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference Haematology/Oncology Woodlands Day Unit.

Main duties of the job

Are you an enthusiastic band 5 who is looking for a new challenge/to upgrade in your profession ?

As a member of the deputy nursing team you will be expected to provide clinical expertise to the ward Team and develop practice. To work in close liaison with the Ward Manager, and other Deputy Sister/ Deputy Charge Nurses, Matrons, Practice Development Team (PDT) and the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) to provide the highest quality of care required to support each patient in their care pathway and improve the patient experience. To act as a clinical nurse leader, taking responsibility for the professional development of yourself and a group of nurses. The role includes participating in audit, shift co-ordination and managing MPA's and sickness for a small team of more junior staff. Where appropriate deputising for the ward manager at meetings. A supernumerary period will be arranged on appointment and further training and support will be provided to enable you to develop the skills needed to complete the role.

Staff on Haematology/Oncology Woodlands Day Unit work closely with the rest of the MDT including doctors, specialist nurses, acute oncology nurses. Etc.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain clinical credibility to act as a role model and take a lead rolein the patients journey.

Deliver high quality evidence based care.

Take responsibility for the organisation and day to day management ofa team of staff giving care to patients

Ensure that patient care remains a priority in inter-professionalpractice and that referrals to the MDT are timely and dischargeplanning takes place.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more information regarding the role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • 1st Level NMC Registration
  • 2 years' experience within speciality/acute care area
  • Mentorship module/Preceptor training
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • ILS trained


  • Management qualification
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification relevant to clinical speciality
  • Leadership course



  • Management experience



  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke park


PE29 6NT

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