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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Contract Type:Permanent

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has risen for a dynamic, self-motivated Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse, to work on Ward 24.

Ward 24 is an Older Adults short stay ward, which provides first class care for patients with various medical conditions at York Hospital, within York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will join a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team providing high quality expert services.

We are looking for a dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic individual with the ability to enable and empower their team. Strong leadership and performance management is an integral aspect of this role, with patient safety and patient experience underpinning all aspects of the unit running efficiently and effectively.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supporting the Band 7, to provide management support for Ward 24, which entails managing the Nursing team. This includes, but not limited to:
  • Allocation of staff to teams, and ensuring they are working within their level of competence
  • Working alongside Doctors, to ensure patients receive appropriate care
  • Liaising with the operational team, to ensure timely transfer of patients out of theunit to appropriate ward areas
  • Taking charge in challenging circumstances within the unit, and ensuring that support is given to junior colleagues at all times
  • Assisting the Band 7 to ensure appraisals, mandatory training and competency assessments for all nursing staff are kept up to date

Overall, the focus of this role is to ensure theunit is safe and functional at all times.

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
  • Working with a wide range of professionals



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification



  • Evidence of continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice within the last 12 months


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post

Special Knowledge


  • Insight into clinical speciality
  • Insight into current issues in nursing/ professional issues
  • Standards of professional practice

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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