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Deputy Sister

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want a career with growth, progression and empowerment? There has never been a more exciting time to join our Reproductive Health team as we expand our Gynaecology service. Exciting estates developments at the City Campus site means Gynaecology has been given the opportunity to have a designated ward. This means
  • A 14 bedded female only ward specifically for surgical elective Gynaecology and Gynaecology patients
  • A good working environment for staff
  • A highly skilled and talented multidisciplinary workforce, which will provide excellent guidance, support and training
  • Part of a service that is striving towards implementing a NUH Women's Health Strategy

We're looking for compassionate, ambitious, and forward thinking people to join our team. With so many opportunities for self-development and progression we need people who want to learn and inspire others. We need people who have a voice and want to use it to drive positive change and people who love a challenge and want to be part of transformation.

Your skills and talents as a nurse will help ensure the women of Nottinghamshire receive the unparalleled quality care they deserve and in return, you'll find a rewarding career full of opportunity and open doors.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse.

Main duties of the job

As Deputy Ward Sister/Charge Nurse you will have responsibility in ensuring that patients and users are involved in their care. Providing visible evidence that their feedback is used to maintain standards or implement improvements that have an effect on their care.

You will be an effective leader and role model, providing regular direct clinical care, in addition to ensuring effective use of non-clinical time to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance, facilitating the modernisation of patient services.

Have responsibility for managing staff, ensuring that standards and the quality of care including the environment in which they are delivered, are maintained and improved.

Ensure high quality, evidence - based care is offered to all patients. In collaboration with the Matron and Ward Manger, identify the common issues which affect the quality of care, developing clear action plans to address any areas for improvement and ensure agreed actions are undertaken.

In collaboration with all members of the multi-professional team, ensure that the patient has a satisfactory experience, ensuring that ongoing evaluation of patient processes are in place and pathways of care are redesigned as appropriate. This role will cover days, weekends and nights.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full detailed description of the role and it's responsibilities, then please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Current Level one NMC registration. Relevant gynaecology / early pregnancy experience. Evidence of continued professional development e.g. pain management, venepuncture & cannulation.


  • Diploma / Degree in health / nursing related studies



  • Supervision / mentoring experience & skills. Experience of gynaecology / oncology / bereavement pathways.


  • Evidence of link nurse / audit / project work

Communication and relationship skills


  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication. Ability to prioritise patients care/needs.


  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills. Evidence of MDT working.

Physical Skills


  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across days/nights, week and weekend shifts. Ability to perform a whole range of nursing duties. IT skills.


  • Evidence of moving and handling training

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital

Hucknall Road



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