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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have exciting opportunities for both permanent and fixed term/secondment positions within our Emergency Department for a full or part-time Band 6 Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse to join our team. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated individual who is passionate about delivering high quality emergency care in a fast paced environment.

As a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department your role is pivotal as a proficient role model and clinical expert working alongside the Senior Nursing Team.

You will need:
  • Emergency or acute nursing experience at AFC Bands 5 or 6 with experience and proficiency in the relevant skills appropriate to emergency care.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • To be a good communicator.
  • Be willing to drive innovative practice within an emergency care setting.

The successful applicant will provide enthusiastic, passionate and innovative nursing leadership and ensure supportive day-to-day operational running of the Emergency Department. You will be expected to take part in staff development, ensuring you act as a facilitator and mentor to ensure staff feel valued and developed. You will be an advocate for local and trust wide agendas that will help make the department an outstanding place to work.

If you wish to apply for this post as a Secondment opportunity, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying.

Main duties of the job

  • To be designated to act as a deputy to the person holding continuing responsibility for the organisation and management of the practice setting.
  • To demonstrate and facilitate others to develop the necessary skills and experience in ward/department management and provide leadership in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.
  • Use a range of techniques to set and monitor standards of clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to continually improve standards of care and patient experience.
  • To support the development and implementation of audit, quality and risk management initiatives.
  • To teach and act as a mentor /assessor / preceptor to nursing students, junior registered and unregistered staff, volunteers and work experience candidates, as well as participating in clinical supervision programmes as appropriate.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • At least 18 months at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Clinical audit and standard setting
  • Insight into clinical speciality



  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess qualified and unqualified staff
  • Clinical leadership
  • Time management skills

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification - or relevant experience


  • Advanced life support. Full training will be given, and the successful candidate will have a 12 month probationary period to complete this.
  • Level 2 Trauma Training. Full training will be given and the successful candidate will have a 12 month probationary period to complete this.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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