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Endoscopy Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit highly motivated Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner to work in our nursing leadership team in at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH). To help lead and develop the well-established team of nurses within NUH Endoscopy. The services operate across the whole of NUH, at Nottingham Treatment Centre, City Hospital Campus and Queens Medical Centre Campus.

We currently have vacancies for this role, 1 at City and 1 at Nottingham Treatment Centre Endoscopy Units.

It is a requirement that all staff members will work across the three sites when required. The Deputy sister/ Charge nurse will be based at Nottingham City Hospital or Queens Medical Centre . The role requires forward thinking staff, with some leadership skills. Who are enthusiastic and who can ensure that the highest standards of care are met. You will be pro-active in the professional development of the nursing team and will need to demonstrate the ability to manage both acutely ill and chronically ill patients, alongside co-ordinating the clinical area and nursing teams.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert. The successful candidate will be required to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week.

Successful candidates must have excellent communication skills along with the ability to prioritise key tasks and should be able to learn new skills if required in a highly technical speciality. You will be pro-active and will need to demonstrate the ability to manage both acutely ill and chronically ill patients, alongside co-ordinating the clinical area.

NUH Endoscopy is currently expanding its service to include weekend working and three session days covering evening working.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Current level one NMC registration or Current HPC registration part 1
  • Diploma or Degree in health/nursing related Studies, or ODP equivalent study.


  • Formal Leadership and Managment Training



  • Min 2 years experienced in NHS acute care settings at band 5 or above.
  • Ability to manage a clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively


  • Experience of leading a team
  • Current Endoscopy Experience



  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Evidence of effective communication, negotiation and influencing skills

Planning and organisation


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload of self and others, and recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role


  • Demonstrate leadership skills & ability to effectively lead a team.

Physical & other requirements specific to the role


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties whilst wearing appropriate PPE
  • Ability to participate in the out of ours on call service.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Flexible in hours of work to meet the needs of the service

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current issues related to the NHS policies

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital

Hucknall Road



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