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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Are you interested in working in a busy and challenging environment?

Do you have excellent leadership and communication skills?

Do you have a strong desire to develop your clinical skills further? We are currently looking to recruit a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse to our Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit.We are looking for nurses with a proven ability to work in this demanding environment. You will need to be currently working in a critical care unit as either a Band 5 or Band 6. You need to be a dynamic and assertive Critical Care nurse capable of making decisions in relation to both Level 2 and Level 3 patients. You need to possess a relevant post registration course in either Critical Care or Neurosciences nursing. Ideally, you will have a degree, or be committed to obtaining one. You will need to be highly motivated, have good communication skills, posses evidence of teaching and mentoring of staff and experience of leadership within the clinical workplace is essential.The successful candidate will work closely with their Band 7 team leader to further develop their managerial and leadership skills. In return you can look forward to working in a professional environment with teams that are passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

  • Act as a senior member of the nursing team
  • Demonstrate exemplary clinical skills and capabilities
  • Deliver a high standard of care, always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation
  • Articulate and knowledgeable to deliver a high standard of care
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is 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. Find out more here

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

  • To demonstrate and promote patient centred care
  • Be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of patient care
  • Safe administration of medication according to Trust policy
  • Be responsive to emergency scenarios and situations
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach to meet the needs of the patient
  • Ensure all practice is evidence based and peer reviewed
  • Maintain clinical skills through continued personal professional development and education
  • To supervise and support nursing and non-nursing staff involved in direct patient care, ensuring they have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake the planned care
  • Promote effective interpersonal relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Act as a role model for the nursing team promoting consistent professional and clinical excellence
  • Deputise for Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of colleagues

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


Neuro ICU, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital



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