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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - Frailty SDEC Boston - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Elderly care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Successful candidates will play a crucial role in our Frailty Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit.

We are looking for a dedicated individual who can demonstrate that they are committed to improving the care we give to frail older adults. Can provide leadership and guidance within the specialty of Frailty.

We are a small but busy unit. As a team we support each other and always put the needs of patients central to all we do.

Main duties of the job

  • To co-ordinate and manage the daily running of the Frailty SDEC unit.
  • To facilitate prompt patient reviews.
  • To expedite patient discharges in line with the principles of Same Day Emergency Care.
  • To provide professional leadership and effect management of staff and resources ensuring high standards of care.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver, appropriate teaching and education to all staff.

This will be a 7 day a week service with planned opening between 08:00 - 20:00
  • To establish and maintain effective communication with patients and families along with individuals and groups at all levels of the organisation.
  • Develop skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others.
  • Monitor health, safety and security of self and others within the unit.
  • Day to day management of a team of staff
  • Ensure effective systems are in place for the collating and communication of data collected. Ensure confidentiality at all times.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • Teaching certificate - ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Demonstration of commitment to ongoing personal development


  • Degree / diploma or an equivalent level of knowledge in wider health care
  • Management type certificates / study
  • ALS
  • Evidence of former professional development.

Previous Experience


  • Experience at a band 5 or 6 or equivalent in frailty or an acute setting with at least 3 years post qualification experience.
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice
  • Team leader or people management experience.


  • Experience of implementing change
  • Experience within the field of Same Day Emergency Care
  • Experience within the field of Frailty

Evidence of knowledge /skills/ aptitudes


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to the provision of holistic, clinically effective care
  • Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda.
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: oPatient Centred oSafety oCompassion oRespect and oExcellence


  • IT skills
  • Extended roles Venepuncture, Cannulation and ECG recording
  • Undertaken the four HR training courses, recruitment and selection etc.

Specific requirements


  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to MDT working
  • Flexible and proactive in approach

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road


PE21 9QS

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