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Adult Deputy Charge Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

Job Details

We are looking for a motivated Band 6 to join the ED team on a 6 month fixed term/secondment for internal staff.

Do you like a challenge where no 2 days are the same? Are you an experienced nurse with emergency department experience?

Come and work in ED where 'membership of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing (FEN) is encouraged, access to FEN continued professional development (CPD) webinars is supported.

Access to education via NTU modules is supported.

Please note this role is full internal rotation made up of long shifts 7-1930 or 1900-0730 covering 7 days a week, this will include nights, weekends and public holidays.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.

Act as a support to the Band 7 Team and ensuring that the standards and quality of care given to patients, together with the environment in which care is delivered, are maintained at a high standard.

Be an effective leader and role model and will be expected to provide regular direct clinical care and use experience to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance.

Work flexibly as a member of the team and in support of the Band 7.

Support junior staff members and staff new to the emergency department.

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

About us

Our department offers education and development from DREEAM (Department of Research and Education for Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Major Trauma) which is a world classteaching and research facility with an inter-professional focus to better support our colleagues working on the frontline-

Great reasons to join Nottingham University Hospital (NUH)

We are committed to delivering outstanding care, every time to our patients and to providing nurturing and support to our fabulous Team ED staff.

Home of the new series of 24 hours in A& E programme.

Dedicated preceptorship, NQN and Band 2 -7 career pathway.

Major Trauma Centre.

Widest range of specialties in the Region.

One of the busiest Emergency Departments in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure high quality, evidence-based care is offered to patients and, in collaboration with the ED charge nurse team, identify the common issues which affect the quality of care, devising clear action plans to address any shortcomings ensuring agreed action is taken.

Improve and maintain standards of essential nursing care by working with the ED Charge Nurse team and using tools such as clinical benchmarking.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications


  • Current level one nursing registration
  • Diploma or degree in nursing
  • Hospital Life support
  • Continuing professional development/reflective profile
  • Qualified and experienced mentor meeting NMC mentor standards


  • Teaching or assessing qualification or equivalent experience
  • Completion of all the NUH ED scopes of professional practice or equivalent local competency package
  • ALS



  • Substantial experience as Band 5 Nurse during which effective leadership skills have been demonstrated
  • Experience in Emergency Department or relevant Critical Care area
  • Supervision of non-registered staff, pre-registration and post basic students
  • Proved ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathic manner to patients, relatives/carers, students/learners and staff
  • Ability to assist with staff development and administration including sickness management, appraisals, training needs analysis


  • Experience of dash boarding and collation of Nursing and Midwifery data
  • Involvement with change management
  • Providing staff with feedback on their individual performance

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and ability to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Ability to constructively challenge others and formulate resolutions in conflict situations
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team
  • Ability to minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication


  • Demonstrate evidence of formal or informal teaching sessions relating to practice

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role
  • Ability to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place
  • Knowledge and experience of maximising patient flow

Planning and Organisation Skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Ability to contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans


  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills

Physical Skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Evidence of moving and handling training. Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Derby Road



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