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Deputy Ward Sister / Charge Nurse - Nayland Ward

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Nayland ward for a Band 6 to join our dynamic friendly team as a Deputy Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse.

Nayland ward is a short stay Acute medical ward with 29 beds. Patients are admitted and discharged within 3-5 days.Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you apassionate, quick thinking individual who enjoysworking at a fast pacewithin a team? Do you have the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to help us deliver a high quality service to our patients with acute medical conditions?

Main duties of the job

You will need to be a highly motivated individual, who is keen to further develop and lead. Possessing excellent communication skills. You must be dynamic and enthusiastic to lead the clinical team and ensure best practice and high standards of care are maintained at all times. In turn we are keen to give you the opportunity to further develop your skills and practice, supporting you in your career development.We are looking for forward thinking, experienced individuals who are enthusiastic and keen to develop their leadership and management skills. The post will include internal rotation to nights, weekends and bank holidays.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of theresponsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse First Level
  • Post registration qualification relevant to area up to post graduate diploma level
  • ILS certificate as relevant to the area
  • Student assessor


  • Nursing / Management degree
  • Willingness to undertake further academic study



  • Experience leading teams
  • Clinical expertise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Evidence of managing and improving the patient experience


  • Previous experience at Band 6
  • Evidence of teaching/assessing

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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