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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2019.

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Deputy Sister

Job Reference: 358-1957148-MSK-AK-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Trauma Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 – £37,267

We are looking for an experienced band 5 adult registered nurse, with strong clinical and managerial skills, enthusiasm and motivation, who is dedicated to provide visible clinical leadership to join our team as a Band 6 Deputy Ward/Departmental manager.

The department consists of two different areas. The outpatient’s area is the second busy in the UHL providing service to both children and adults. The area receives patients directly from ED and GP referrals. The work is very varied and includes emergency treatment for patients who present with cauda equina symptoms and sepsis. Wrist manipulations and some small procedures are also carried out within the department. There will also be an opportunity to prepare patients for theatre and undertake pre-assessment. You will be supported by registered nurses, advance nurse practitioners and experienced plaster technicians.

There are regular teaching opportunities for staff to attend in the department and weekly team meetings are held.

Plastering skills and fracture clinic experience is not required for this post. A full training package will be given to the right candidate with the chance to progress to a more formal orthopaedic pathway. What is essential in a candidate is excellent communication and proven organisational skills. This will be someone who enjoys working in a fast paced, ever changing environment. You will be expected to work as part of the clinical team and lead that team to deliver the highest possible standards of care whilst managing staff development and the administration work associated with managing a clinical area.

We strongly recommended you visit Fracture clinic during the application process and you will be made very welcome by the Ward Manager, Matron and the team.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Clarson, Matron 0116 258 5826


Judith Hunter/Dawn Harrison Department Sisters 0116 258 5430

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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