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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Critical Care Complex at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are recruiting for challenging, yet highly rewarding positions as Deputy Sisters/Charge Nurses.

As a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse and a part of the Critical Care team you will be providing care to the most vulnerable patients in the hospital at the most critical and life altering times. You should therefore be able to demonstrate a calm, composed and caring approach whilst working under pressure.

We are looking to recruit motivated and dynamic leaders who can bring enthusiasm and extensive Critical Care knowledge to our busy Critical Care.

Interview Date: 12th June 2024

Main duties of the job

The Critical Care Complex is a 28 bedded unit that provides care to patients requiring level 2 and 3 support from a variety of specialties post-operative care for major surgeries, organ support for both Medical and Surgical patients and emergencies from the Emergency Department.

Our team of over 170 Nurses and 14 Critical Care Consultants are supported by a range of other healthcare professionals to deliver care to our patients. We all work as a highly skilled, supportive, multi-disciplinary team.

The post holders will be responsible for promoting and implementing practice conducive to the development of high-quality patient care by providing professional, clinical, and managerial leadership. Successful candidates will be required to take charge of areas and provide support and guidance to all staff working closely with the Band 7 team and Matron.

The successful candidates should have extensive recent experience within a comparable Critical Care setting and should have a post registration qualification in the specialty.

Due to the 24 hour service provided by the department, you will be required to work fully flexible shifts including nights, weekends and bank holidays.

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

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Have a post registration qualification relevant to Critical Care the Critical Care Course



  • 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



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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