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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Endoscopy

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced Registered Nurses committed to providing quality patient care interested in an opportunity to join our existing team of deputy sisters.

As deputy sister/charge nurse you will work collaboratively within our large multidisciplinary team to ensure delivery of the endoscopy services. You will actively engage and train other members of the department and you will support senior management in the effective running of the clinical area. You will also be responsible for many aspects of staff management to include staff development, assessment of competence and compliance with all HR policies and guidelines. Senior support will be provided at all times.

The post holder is required to support, supervise and co-ordinate a busy endoscopy unit whilst supporting staff to provide effective, safe, high-quality care. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced work environment.

We are a National Bowel Cancer Screening Centre and a centre of excellence for endoscopy training providing approved training courses for both doctors and nurses.

We are fully JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited and at our last assessment the endoscopy team was congratulated for facilitating high quality patient care across all disciplines.

Main duties of the job

Benefits of joining our expanding Unit include:
  • Great opportunities for training and progression, you will be supported by 3 dedicated clinical educators and our large multi-disciplinary team
  • strong links with clinical research and studies to advance treatment techniques
  • working closely with the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
  • delivering a seamless service to patients and undertaking a range of delegated tasks under supervision of a registered practitioner
  • delivering a high standard of general/specific care

You will need to have the underpinning knowledge and assessed level of competence to undertake this role. The post holder must have a foundation degree in health studies or equivalent, for example a diploma in higher education or a higher national diploma (level 5). If you are passionate about patient care and want to join a dynamic, specialist department - we want to hear from you!

Our shift patterns are between 08.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday but some on call commitments are required on evenings, weekends and bank holidays however this will be agreed in advance

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, and provide help with the patients personal care.
  • To take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the Ward/Department Sister/ Charge Nurse.
  • 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.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, carers, significant others, the multi-disciplinary team and support services.
  • Communicate with patients, clients and relatives on emotional and sensitive issues and support other members of the ward/department in this.

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
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and maintenance of a personal professional file
  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area



  • Significant experience at Band 5 level, of which some is to be in a position relevant to the specialty
  • Experience of managing and leading a clinical area



  • Competency in advanced clinical skills including enhanced practice Organisational and time management skills

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

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Quadram Institute

Research Park, Rosalind Franklin Rd



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