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Deputy Sister

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is for a Band 6 Deputy Sister

The role will involve supporting the Departmental Sister in the running of both the Gynaecology Outpatients and the Gynaecology Diagnostic Suite. You will be involved in managing a samll team of your own, carrying out their yearly appraisals, ther well being and their sickness absence management interviews.

Clinically you will be involved in supporting all the services the unit offers such as hysteroscopy for routine and two week wait patients, colposcopy treatments for both two week wait and urgnet referrals. The fertility team carry out tubal patency checks on this unit and so do the urogynaecology team. The role will involve supporting staff in both areas and facilitiating the clinics we run across them.

Managing the staff and services in the absence of the unit Sister during periods of annual leave and days off.

Main duties of the job

The job will involve:

supporting the unit Sister to run efficiant and effective services, staff leave and safe staffing issues.

managing your own small team with appraisals, sickness absence management discussions and well being needs etc

facilitating the services we provide in both the diagnostic suite and the gynaecology out patients.

working with service managers to ensure we have the right staff for the clinics we are being asked to facilitate in order to keep staff and patients safe.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities


BAND 6 Deputy Sister

30 Hours per week

If you have an interest in Womens Health, are flexible and self motivated, then we would like to hear from you. A Band 6 Deputy Sisters post has become available in our busy diagnostic suite and out patient departments. If you want to work within a supportive and challenging environment assisting the doctors to provide care for women with a wide range of gynaecological conditions then this could be the position for you.

You will be expected to work as part of a team in order to assist the doctors with diagnostic procedures and facilitate the efficient running of clinics. You will required to assist in the running of specialised clinics such a our 2 week wait hysteroscopy, vulval and pelvic mass clinics, our colposcopy clinics supporting clinicians carry out treatments following abnormal smears and our general gynaecology clinics that include urogynaecology and endometriosis clinics. This role covers a wide variety of services within womens health. You will be part of the nursing team to support the department sister in the running of the unit. You will assist in the maintenance of the patient environment in terms of cleanliness, tidiness, auditing, and the restocking and ordering of supplies. You will be part of the team also supporting our Pre op assessment nurses to carry out assessments on our patients that fit certain criteria following out patient hysteroscopy being booked for general anaesthetic.

This post is for 30 hours per week generally Monday Friday working hours but there will be an expectation to work occasional weekend and evening clinics. The post holder will need to be flexible as days of work will be arranged depending on the needs of the service. Previous gynaecological experience would be an advantage however training will be given to the successful candidate.

Please give a detailed paragraph in the supporting information detailing why you are interested in this position.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Marie, Sam, Erine or Rejani on 01865740492 or Valentina on 01865220559

Person Specification



  • previous experience in gynaecology


  • previous experience withing an out patient setting

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


gynaecology diagnostic suite, level 1, womens centre

headley way



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