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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 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 as we are unable to support OSCE applications at this time***

A4 is a 35 bedded surgical ward specialising in colorectal and general surgery. A4 is busy and care provision can be demanding but it also offers a wide scope of learning opportunities. Within the ward footprint, our team also looks after patients requiring enhanced care within our Intermediate Surgical Care Unit (ISCU), where RN/patient ratios are adjusted to take into account patient needs. We bridge the gap between standard ward care and level 2/3 care.

We are looking to appoint dynamic Deputy Charge Nurses / Sisters to lead our well established team and support the Ward Manager in the provision of outstanding care to the patients under our direct and indirect care. We strive to promote a friendly and supportive environment where respect and learning from each other is paramount.

We are recruiting for 2 positions (1 on a permanent basis and 1 on a secondment basis for 1 year to cover maternity leave).

Is this the right challenge for you?

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will be able to lead a team to perform to a high standard and achieve the best possible outcome for our patients.

Alongside being expert clinical models, they will ensure effective working relationships and they will coordinate nursing and multi-professional activity within the clinical setting, ensuring that there is appropriate skill mix for the patient caseload within available resources.

They'll support their peers and teams with their professional development by leading by example and providing training and support that will enhance individuals capabilities.

Alongside or in the absence of the WM, they'll also support with management duties from achieving KPI's, sickness management, performance reviews, management of training compliance, pastoral support and so many more.

Again, are you ready to face this challenge?

About us

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust. Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here area few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on the main responsibilities please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • 1st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Relevant surgical experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • 2 Years experience within speciality/acute care area


  • Management/leadership certification
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • ILS trained



  • Experience at Senior Staff Nurse level
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • Demonstrates understanding of ability to lead a clinical area


  • Management experience
  • Experience of teaching / presentation skills

Skills/Ability & Knowledge


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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