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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
***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***

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Emergency Department for a full or part-time Band 6 Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse to join our team. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated individual who is passionate about delivering high quality emergency care in a fast paced environment.

As a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department your role is pivotal as a proficient role model and clinical expert working alongside the Senior Nursing Team and Matron/Lead Nurse.

You will need:
  • Emergency or acute nursing experience at AFC Bands 5 or 6 with proficiency in the relevant skills appropriate to emergency care.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • To be a good communicator.
  • Be willing to drive innovative practice within an emergency care setting.

Main duties of the job

To act as clinical leader for the duration of a shift to provide the highest quality care required to support each patient in their care pathway, whilst improving the patient experience, maintaining clinical credibility and disseminating knowledge.

To communicate effectively with the ED team, clinical teams, Lead Nurse, Matrons, Practice Development Team (PDT) and the multidisciplinary team.

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

Please review the attached job description for further information related to the main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration / HCPC paramedic registration
  • 3 years post reg experience
  • PILS/ILS (or equivalent if paramedic applicant)


  • Experience of mentorship / assessing students or providing preceptorship
  • Link Nurse Role / special interest or experience
  • Further study post registration
  • Participation in a change management project



  • Significant ED experience or equivalent (acute setting, MAU, AAU, ITU) 2 Years.
  • Sufficient experience in caring for acutely unwell patients


  • Practical teaching experience formally or informally



  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • Experience of area coordination / leadership in an acute care setting

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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