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Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse to support the ward manager with the management and leadership of Pendennis Ward. We are looking to recruit a forward thinking, dynamic senior staff nurse for our 23 bedded surgical ward.

Main duties of the job

The right candidate must have the vision and skills support junior staff to maintain and deliver the highest standard of care whilst continuing to meet the demands of a very busy service as a priority.

Pendennis Ward is an acute emergency surgical ward. We look after all specialties but mainly colorectal. We have high acuity and often receive patients out of ICU. Our patients have a lot of complex needs which we require to take on additional clinical skills.

We are a well established management team and look forward to welcoming and supporting a new addition to the team.

This will provide the right candidate a diverse and fast paced discipline of nursing to work within, with many learning opportunities for all the staff. Our patients are treated with a multi-professional approach therefore, the successful candidate must show a good understanding of the dynamics of working within a multidisciplinary to maximise patient outcome and experience. It is essential to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills whilst maintaining a positive outlook and working environment to maximise productivity.

Pendennis ward is enthusiastic about working together to create a positive team spirit, recognising achievements and celebrating success. We know that happy patients start with happy staff.

About us

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving art and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall. The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

We work together to create a positive team spirit, recognising achievements and celebrating success.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this position.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration.


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification
  • NVQ Assessors course



  • Significant post-registration experience


  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Experience of supervising and assessing students
  • Previous Ward Leadership experience



  • Good time management and teaching skills
  • Ability to work well both in a team and on own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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