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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - Gastroenterology

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to take up a post as Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse. This is an exciting opportunity to expand current skills and gain some management and leadership development within the senior team.

You will be required to assist the Charge Nurse in the day to day management of the Ward as well as deputising when He/She is away. The successful applicant will be expected to work a flexible shift pattern.Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offers a range of further in-house training for skills relevant to this position.The post holder is the designated deputy to the person with continuing responsibility . He/She is designated to regularly take charge of the ward and provide effective professional and managerial leadership to all staff in the absence of Sister.

On a 24 bedded Gastroenterology ward.

This speciality is very diverse and offers the opportunity for training and development

Hours per week: 37.5 - Rotational Shift Pattern.

Main duties of the job

  • Acts at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct (Ensures working colleagues also act in accordance with Code of Conduct), and within the principles of the scope of Professional Practice and ensures other members of the team also work within these.
  • Supervises the work of the nursing team.
  • Ensures planned nursing care is delivered safely and effectively taking into account the views of the patient and their relatives.
  • Undertakes the nursing assessment of the patient including risk assessments e.g. Tissue viability, falls - -these are not exhaustive.
  • Ensures plans of care for patients are written and updated as appropriate.
  • Regularly takes charge of the ward and deputises for the Ward Sister.
  • Assists the Ward Sister in the effective organisation of the Ward.
  • Ensures that all equipment supplies, equipment and the ward environment is maintained to a high standard.
  • Liaises appropriately with the ward Sister ensuring open and effective communication is maintained. In Sister's absence liaises with Matron.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?o As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.o We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes. o We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.Why work for us?o We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.o As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.o Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.What do we stand for?o Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.o Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.o Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification



  • Good general education
  • Registered General Nurse



  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Experience of respiratory nursing


  • Previous work related experience
  • Post registration experience



  • Ability to write clearly and legibly in English
  • Able to manage own case load with supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients and multi disciplinary team
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly in English
  • Knowledge of the role of a Band 5
  • Ability to work all shifts including night duty
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act
  • Computer Skills
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act
  • Self motivated
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Good time management skills

Special Circumstances


  • Able to work required shift pattern

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville road


HP21 8AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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