Band 6 Deputy Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Why join us?
  • You will be part of a supportive, innovative management and leadership team, helping us to transform our mental health services to deliver the best care
  • You will have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help support your work-life balance
  • We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore we offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff
  • You will receive support – both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development to grow with us and enhance your skills
  • You will also receive free on site parking

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will demonstrate they possess the same core values as our organisation, Compassion, Respect, Trust and Integrity in all aspects of their work.

You will be expected to provide clinical, managerial and educational leadership to a team of registered and unregistered nursing staff and take an active lead in, or facilitate, the development of ward initiatives to improve the provision of care.

The post holder will be expected to cover and support the co-ordination of the unit in the absence of a clinical duty manager, throughout a 24 hour rotation, where they will cover the whole unit, dealing with both psychiatric and medical emergencies, staffing issues, bed management, patients in the place of safety and any other issues that are raised out of hours.

The post holder, in the absence of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, will take responsibility for the management of the ward; ensuring the smooth day to day running of the ward and ensuring the wards systems and standards are maintained.

We provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are looking for flexible people who are able to work rotational shifts.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Level. Degree or Equivalent. Evidence of continuing professional development within the last 12 months. Hold an NMC approved mentoring qualification.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead team and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work
  • Post Registration Qualification. Leadership or Management Qualification or willingness to work towards.
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience as a nurse in relevant area of practice.
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centre nursing care and patient education.
  • Demonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of resources. Experience in teaching and supervision.
  • Act as a clinical role model, mentor assessor and support for learners.
  • Audit experience/ research skills. Experience of Patient and Public Involvement in Service Delivery. Knowledge of budget management.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Groby Road



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