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Deputy Sister

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will provide high quality nursing care, and participate in the settingof standards of nursing practice within a cohesive multidisciplinary team across theEpsom and St Helier site.

The expectations within this job description will be met through leadership, visibleclinical practice, education and training, and research.The post holder will be expected to support and assist the nursing lead for thedepartment and manage Operational issues on a daily basis and escalate any issues as appropriate to the senior nurse.Foster an environment which values education as part of the philosophy of thedepartment.Coordinate/facilitate/supervise educational activities for registered and non- registered nursingwithin the designated practice area.Improve the patient experience and care standards in the clinical area.

Have a keen interest in self development and direct clinical care within the OPD clinics

Main duties of the job

Band 6, Deputy Sister OPD. STH

Are you looking for an opportunity to consolidate and develop your leadership skills?

If so, Outpatients has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate

We are looking for an inspirational role model and leader, with excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and a passion for learning and development.

Epsom Outpatients is a large multi-specialty department spread across several areas. We cover most surgical and medical specialties for adults.

This is key role in supporting the senior management and nursing team to help facilitate a service that reflects future requirements, and which will involve: change management, achieving performance and budgetary targets, service and staff development.

Flexible working will be required to cover evening and weekend shifts, working across site, and potentially working in other departments across the Trust should the need arise.

Informal visits welcome, please contact: Matron Clare Gately 07975232213.

Sr Sarah Hills 07919 014384

About us

About the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospitaland St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Careand Surrey Downs Health and Care. St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unitand Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A& E)and Maternity services (Obstetrics). With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.
As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George's Hospital and St George's Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Deputy Sister role at Epsom and St Helier.

Person Specification



  • NMC level One registration


  • Nursing Degree or working towards



  • Relevant post registration clinical experience
  • Shift leading experience


  • Ability to teach, educate and facilitate in informal and formal situations



  • Evidence of on-going professional development


  • Demonstrate an active role in Clinical Governance



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to balance competing demands on time and prioritise workload


  • Well-developed leadership skills
  • Ability to remain calm in a stressful situation and work on own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust



Dorking Road


KT18 7EG

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