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Deputy Sister Children's Assessment Unit

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024
Children's Assessment Unit and Ward E37 within Nottingham Children's Hospital.

The Children's Assessment Unit is a dynamic ward area. You will have the opportunity to work across two areas gaining a plethora of skills in assessing and treating the deteriorating patient.

You must be an RSCN or RN Child qualified nurse with substantial experience of working in a Children's Hospital setting as a Band 5 or Band 6 nurse.

You must be able to lead a team, demonstrating excellent organisational and clinical skills.

You will be expected to co-ordinate care on the ward and deputise and support the Ward Managers. We are committed to supporting you and offer various professional development opportunities to enhance your acute medical nursing skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

Ensure high quality, evidence-based care is offered to patients and, in collaboration with the Ward Managers, identify the common issues which affect the quality of care, devising clear action plans to address any shortcomings. In collaboration with the Ward Managers, ensure that the patient has a satisfactory experience by evaluating patient process and the pathway of care. Support the Ward Managers in ensuring clinical audit takes place in line with the Trust's requirements to improve practice. Being a point of contact for patients, visitors, relatives and staff acting as a resource for problems, needs and able to clearly present the patient's view to others. Support the Ward Managers in ensuring the development and on-going management of work rosters that provide appropriate safe staff cover.

About us

This post is essential to safe and effective running of the ward area as the role entails delivery of direct patient care as well as ensuring that consistently safe and effective care is delivered to patients and their families this incorporates the provision of emotional support. In addition, this role provides leadership and management support to the Ward Managers and team to ensure safe, effective running of the ward on a daily basis.

The appropriate candidate would need experience of managing the ward on a daily basis (in charge of shifts regularly).

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details on the requirements of the role and utilise this for completing your application.

Person Specification

Communication and relationship


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills


  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

Training and Qualification


  • Current level one NMC registration RN (Child) or RSCN
  • Proven management experience
  • Degree or working towards a degree
  • Completed IV and CVL competency packages


  • Diploma or working towards a degree
  • A Degree in Children's Nursing

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


QMC Campus

Derby Road



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