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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced paediatric nurse looking for a challenge or a change? We are looking for someone to join the D33 senior nursing team on this friendly and supportive ward.

You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in a challenging ward environment.

You will experience working with children of all ages with respiratory, gastro and cardiac conditions, children with complex needs, some with non invasive ventilation, high flow oxygen as well as children with long term conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis and eating disorders.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert

You are a role model and ambassador for high standards of clinical practice and professional behaviour.

You will need to be able to take the lead and act on your own initiative, to assess and plan how to meet goals and objectives for yourself and the ward team.

You will have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with families and within the multidisciplinary team, both verbally and in writing.

You will be able to give constructive feedback to all multidisciplinary team members to effect ongoing and continuous improvement in patient safety and the quality of patient care and support junior members of the ward team to develop these skills themselves.

About us

Nottingham Children's Hospital were recently designated the first Children's Hospital across Europe to be accredited with Pathway to Excellence.

This is an exciting to become a member of the team as we move onwards with our journey of care excellence. Not only does this show that we provide excellent care to patients and family's, it is also recognition that we have fantastic teams, leadership at all levels and a huge array of development opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as the deputy to the ward sister/charge nurse regularly taking charge of the ward 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 ward team and in support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved.

Person Specification

Training and Qualification


  • Current level one NMC registration RN (Children's) or RSCN
  • Relevant post-basic study e.g. specialist pathway
  • Possession of a Mentoring Course


  • Diploma or degree in health / nursing related Studies



  • Experience at band 5
  • Supervision of non registered staff, pre registration and post basic students
  • Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively


  • Recent or current experience within the specialty
  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work



  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication


  • Demonstrate leadership skills &

Analytical skills


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queen's Medical Centre

Derby Road



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