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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Cardiology

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experience registered nurse looking to progress into a managerial role? Team NNUH's Cardiology department have an exciting opportunity to work within the Cardiology specialty as a Sister / Charge Nurse.

Overall our department encompasses an 8 bedded Coronary Care Unit which is the PPCI Centre for Norfolk, 37 bedded acute Cardiology Ward, Cardiac Elective Area and Angiography suite. Our center provides some of the latest Cardiology interventions in our 5 Cath Labs and is involved in National and International Research projects.

Cardiology prides itself on being a friendly and supportive team with high standards of care, so if you think you can complement this then we would encourage you to apply.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, enthusiastic nurse with a keen interest in Cardiology. You will be an organized nurse who is a role model and leads by example, whilst helping to provide the gold standard of care, our patients come to expect from us.

If you're looking for a new challenge or to progress in your nursing career, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Your duties will include:
  • Prioritise a rapidly changing workload and have the flexibility to work within a team
  • Taking charge of the clinical area in the absence of the Ward/Department Sister/ Charge Nurse
  • Coordinating and monitoring the progress of patients within their plan of care and to promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team
  • Being competent in taking the lead role during emergency situations and providing support to other members of the team
  • Minimizing hazards in the working area and report any identifiable hazards to the line manager
  • The Sister / Charge Nurse role is an essential part of a team, helping to streamline the work of the ward, support and help all members of the ward team to provide a quality service.
  • To use leadership to support and develop the skills of nursing staff within the department.
  • To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

If you would like more information about the role and / or department, please do not hesitate to call or email on the below contact details. We would also be more than happy to showcase the department to you or arrange a shadow shift which will enable you to obtain a full experience of the department.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • Assist the Ward/Department manager in maintaining standards of nursing practice.
  • Carry out and advise/supervise junior staff in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluating of nursing care.
  • Carry out the daily personal care of patients.
  • To take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the Ward/Department Sister/ Charge Nurse.
  • To ensure the patient administration systems e.g. PAS are up-dated to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.
  • To ensure the effective use of information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trusts Cyber Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic) is maintained, whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.
  • To co-ordinate and monitor the progress of patients within their plan of care and to promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Effectively communicate complex, sensitive or contentious information to the multi-disciplinary team gaining their co-operation.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register



  • Significant experience at Band 5 level, of which some is to be in a position relevant to the specialty



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competency in advanced clinical skills including enhanced practice

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership qualities
  • Highly motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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