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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurse to enhance our forward-thinking teams on Level C, Alverstone and Luccombe as the Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse.

We are looking for someone who is well organised with a professional and approachable manner and that has excellent communication skills. You should be able to use your own judgement to resolve issues, have a tactful, sensitive approach to people and have excellent team working skills.

You need to be able to perform well under pressure with a flexible approach to your shift pattern as it will include a mixture of days and nights alongside the other deputy sisters/charge nurses.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant must have an interest in orthopaedics, trauma and general surgery, must be hard working, motivated, enthusiastic, and reliable.

The post involves working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and you will need to be organised, dynamic and able to prioritise your workload and lead junior members of the team. You will also be required to deputise for the ward sister in her absence.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

For further details or an informal visit please contact Sister Heidi Meekins or Sister Becky Holland on 01983 534716 or Sister Nicola Hobbs 01983 534711.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Training and Experience


  • Registered Nurse with live NMC Pin 1st Degree or willingness to complete within 3 years of appointment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Teaching qualification (e.g ENB 998 or mentorship qualification
  • To be able to provide evidence of knowledge and skills to post grad level in the following areas:
  • Able to make judgements based on evidence based practice and translate this for use in the ward environment
  • To be able to demonstrate strong leadership/managerial knowledge and skills including: oability to organise the workload of others and delegation. oSound knowledge of current nursing issues oPeople management policies and their practical application in managing performance, managing attendance and dealing with an aggrieved employee. oManagement Occupational Standards Unit E1 and E8
  • Able to communicate sensitive information to patients and break difficult news
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for nursing and quality care for patients

Physical Skills


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder e.g. manual handling of patients


  • Attend annual update and complete e-learning modules, as required in relation to manual handling



  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff
  • Ability to effectively organise workload
  • Ability to practice independently ability to take responsibility and show evidence of leadership skills
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Able to work autonomously and lead others, demonstrating awareness of own limitations and seeks out appropriate advice and support.



  • Professional/role model
  • Flexible
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate others and maintain own motivation
  • Can demonstrate the key competencies of the employee
  • Qualities Framework, Lets show we care

Communication Skills


  • Able to deliver complex, sensitive information effectively
  • Effective communicator with patients, carers, and members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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