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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Integrated Assessment Centre - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
PilgrimHospital is situated on the outskirts of the market town of Boston and serves the population of the whole of South and Mid-Lincolnshire providing emergency and acute inpatient care, elective and emergency surgery, outpatient services and much more

The Integrated Assessment Centre is a 24 bed unit which takes medical, surgical and urological referrals in from the Emergency Department, Urgent Care and community services. This is a busy fast paced unit with a daily turnover of up to 40-60 patients.

The nursing team have been established over the last five years and are professional, knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. The is a real 'team' atmosphere on the unit which is reflected in our excellent retention of staff and high fill rate of job vacancies.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team on IAC. You will be responsible for day to day co-ordination of busy shifts and will be working closely with the emergency department and the corporate site and bed management teams in order to ensure flow through from the ED to IAC and then to the wards. You will also manage patient groups as required and be responsible for the nursing and care needs of those individuals.

You must be able to communicate at all levels, be a strong patient advocate and have a good understanding of the principles of general medical and surgical nursing care. The position involves working a flexible shift pattern of days, nights and weekends. IAC is a very busy unit and will provide the successful candidate with plenty of opportunities to gain and build on clinical skills and share knowledge gained in previous areas. Training and career development opportunities will be available including ALS, ketone training, SSSA, DKA, Cardiac Monitoring. Additionally, there will be various opportunities to develop managerial knowledge including rostering, recruitment, appraisals, absence management and Datix investigations.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Degree
  • ALS / ILS/HDU course + competencies
  • KSF Appraisal Training
  • Managing attendance Training
  • Recruitment and Selection Training.

Previous Experience


  • Experience of having worked in acute environment
  • Have experience of acting as 'shift coordinator' / Bleep Holder on a regular basis in an acute environment.
  • Recent experience of implementing change and nurse led initiatives
  • Experience of mentoring students and acting as preceptor to newly qualified nurses
  • Participated in the induction of new staff
  • Demonstrate when they have supported junior staff in education and training
  • Demonstrate commitment to achieving targets of Reforming Emergency care
  • Report and respond to clinical and non clinical Incidents appropriately


  • Experience of involvement in clinical audit.
  • Experience of working in acute emergency assessment areas
  • Have performed Staff appraisals.
  • Participated in Recruitment of new staff.
  • Participated in the investigation and resolution of complaints.

Knowledge, skills, aptitudes


  • Advanced clinical nursing skills
  • Extended competencies ie cannulation, venepuncture and ECG recording
  • Flexible - good time management
  • Ability to teach to all grades of staff
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Budget management.


  • Evidence of commitment to own professional development
  • Evidence of reflective practice

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining safe working practices and team morale
  • Ability to motivate nursing team
  • Ability to communicate with effective written and verbal skills


  • IT Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Ability to motivate and encourage staff

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road


PE21 9QS

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