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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - Chartridge Ward

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Amersham Hospital is one of several Community Hospitals within the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. We have three inpatient areas: Chartridge Ward, Waterside Unit, and Buckinghamshire Neuro Rehabilitation Unit.

Chartridge Ward is a 22 bedded ward within the Community & Rehab Care Group. We care for individuals who are medically optimised for discharge, but need further support put in place before they can leave hospital.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered nurse to join the Chartridge Team as a Band 6 Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse on a part-time basis. The successful applicant will be expected to work a flexible shift pattern, including Long Days, Nights, Weekends & Bank Holidays.

As a Deputy Sister / Charge nurse you will be expected to ensure safe and effective care for patients, while promoting our 'Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving' ethos. You will be responsible for maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and other staff within the clinical environment , working in conjunction with the wider multidisciplinary team to successfully discharge our patients into the community.

We also expect you to have knowledge and basic competence in the following areas:

- Patient assessment

- Care Planning

- Tissue Viability & Wound Management

- Discharge Planning & Co-ordination

- Medicines Management

- Palliative Care & Symptom Management

- Diabetes Management

- Continence management

Main duties of the job

  • Act as a credible visible role model for all junior nursing and allied healthcare professional staff.
  • To actively participate with MDT meetings, raising and discussing concerns and actively seeking acceptable and best outcomes solutions for the patients. Ensuring that patients and relatives views are heard and taken into account.
  • To support the department team in resolving clinical and operational issues on a shift by shift basis, whilst ensuring that best practise nursing care is delivered.
  • To work in collaboration with the manager to establish a cleanliness culture across the department ensuring that patient environment is well maintained, clean and safe.
  • The post holder will need to maintain and supervise junior members of staff in ensuring that nursing care delivered to all patients is established on an individual assessment, it is with planned evidence based care, it is documented that it is implemented and it is evaluated as to its effectiveness.
  • The post holder will be expected to work closely with the ward manager to ensure that quality driven indicators are monitored through audit.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Registered Nurse (Adult) with NMC Registration
  • Degree in relevant field OR Relevant experience
  • Relevant Post-Registration experience


  • Completion of appropriate leadership / management programme
  • PASS Course / Mentorship Qualification / Teaching Qualification



  • Previous Experience Working with Elderly Patients Providing Personal Care
  • Experience of Working at Band 5 Level Within a Related Field
  • Previous Experience in Teaching / Coaching / Mentoring


  • Evidence of Working in an NHS environment

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Ability to Communicate Clearly & Effectively, both on the Telephone & Face-to-Face - Able to Respond to Those Who May Have Communication Difficulties Through Language or Understanding
  • Have knowledge & insight into the importance of maintaining a safe working environment
  • Excellent organisational skills & ability to assess and prioritise workload
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel to produce basic documents as required for day to day tasks
  • Awareness of Health & Safety issues and policies
  • Awareness of own limitations and when to escalate concerns / seek advice
  • Able to delegate tasks to others, as well as complete tasks set, follow & deliver instructions
  • Physical ability and endurance to work in the clinical area as required by this post
  • Dexterity & accuracy required for medicine administration & clinical practice
  • Awareness of mental health, and the impact of prolonged hospital stays on those over the age of 65


  • Ability to initiate self-learning and take responsibility for own development
  • Able to work within a large multidisciplinary team
  • Awareness of Health & Safety issues and policies
  • Insight into the needs of those patients who are approaching the end of their life, and their friends / relatives / carers



  • Ability to work a rotational shift pattern


  • Ability to travel between sites if required

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Amersham Hospital

Whielden Street



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