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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a Band 6 Deputy Sisters/Charge Nurses to join the Ward 32 team .

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic forward thinking individuals who are able to adapt to the changing needs in the Cardiology service on Ward 32 at Glenfield Hospital.

We welcome innovation, development and proactive leadership skills that you would bring as we strive to provide the best environment for our staff and our patients.

Working with a supportive team on Ward 32, this role will give you an opportunity to gain experience and confidence into the management of an elective and short stay Cardiology ward.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a program of evidence-based nursing care to a group of patients.

Leadership and supervision of others carrying out all aspects of the caring process.

Deputise and take charge of the given area regularly in the absence of the Ward/Unit Manager who has 24 hour accountability and responsibility.

Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

Participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the ward team.

Actively contribute to the improvement of services and the quality of care provision to meet the needs of patients, service users and their families.

Act as a role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure that the delivery of care to own patients and for all patients when in charge meet the standards determined by the Ward/Unit Manager and the Standards for Better Health.

Share responsibility with the Ward/Unit Manager to ensure that the highest standards of infection prevention and control are practiced at all times.

Contribute to the development of CMG and Trust policies, procedures and clinical guidelines and ensure compliance of self and others.

Take due regard of the importance of the effect and consequence of the ward/care environment with regard to its physical, psychological and social effects on patients and care delivery.

Promote, develop and implement patient and public involvement activities in the ward area, leading to service improvement.

Ensure that self and team members act at all times to provide a personalised service to patients in accordance with agreed standards and promote quality, diversity and rights.

Contribute to setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care to the optimum level and lead the improvement of care, through benchmarking, audit and research.

(Please refer to the job description/person specification for further details on the role)

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • RGN - first level
  • Evidence of Post registration Educational Continuing development


  • Degree



  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in Clinical Practice


  • Development of multi-disciplinary working practices Demonstrates experience of clinical risk management

Communication and relationship skills


  • Use initiative and has the ability to lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team with minimal supervision
  • Acts as a Clinical Role model and as a Mentor, Assessor and Support for learners within the ward or unit



  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise


  • Experience of Patient and Public Involvement in Service Delivery

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Ward 32 Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road



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