Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

York Teaching Hospital
Competitive salary
28 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Our Values
  • We are KIND
  • We are OPEN
  • We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

At York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, patient care is at the heart of all that we do.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse to support in the delivery of excellent patient care on Ward 29. Ward 29 is usually an Elective Orthopaedic and Breast ward with 23 beds. The ward promotes Enhanced Recovery with a high patient turnover and also acts as a step down unit for trauma patients.

However, currently Ward 29 has been the designated COVID-19 positive ward, for the duration of the pandemic.

During the summer months ward 29 will be used as a surgical ward while COVID 19 number remain low. If there is a surge in COVID 19 patients ward 29 will turn back in to a positive ward.

The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills under circumstances that change on a daily basis while caring for potentially critically ill patients COVID patients in the winter months and surgical patients in the summer months.

The successful applicant must be dynamic, enthusiastic, forward thinking and ready to broaden their knowledge and leadership skills. You will support the Charge Nurse to lead and to further enhance the team and patient care on ward 29. Focus will be on patient experience, patient safety and providing assurance that standards are met for every patient, every time. We are proud to be a unit with a strong sense of collaboration across all our health professionals, working together to drive our service forward.

The candidates must be ready for a new challenge, have sound clinical knowledge and skills and be ready to take on the leadership role. We are a positive, friendly and supportive team and will welcome you and assist in your development within the role.

If you are enthusiastic about patient centred care, have an interest in pre and post-operative management, possess excellent communication skills and are passionate about motivating and inspiring others you may well be the perfect candidate to assist in leading our team.

We would welcome any interested parties to contact us to discuss this position further.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: James Bennett
Job title: Charge Nurse
Email address:
Telephone number: 01904 726029

It's not just the area that's a great draw. In addition, as a member of our team you'll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

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Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working - We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

We are a carer friendly employer.

DBS Checks - All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently £27.20 for a standard check and £44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for. Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we're proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our 'Our guidance for applicants' before applying. Good luck with your application!

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