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Ward Sister

Job Reference: 358-2182209-WOM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Gynaecology Services (Ward 11)
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

Women & Children's CMG

Gynaecology Services

Band 7 Sister

Due to the retirement of the current post holder an opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Sister within Gynaecology Services based at Leicester General Hospital. This role involves management of Ward 11 (Gynaecology Day Case & Ambulatory Services) and the nurse-led pre-assessment service.

We are looking for a forward thinking individual who is willing to lead and develop patient care within this speciality. You should have a proven track record of leadership and management (minimum of 2 years) and possess excellent communication skills. You need to be flexible, fair and adaptable to the changing needs of the service.

Ward 11 is a dedicated 14 bedded 5-day gynaecology unit providing a day-case and theatre arrivals service for women having elective gynaecological surgery. The ward also has an adjoining ambulatory suite providing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for a variety of gynaecological conditions such as Myosure, Novasure, cystoscopy and hysteroscopy which are performed under local anaesthetic within the suite. The role also incorporates management and service development of the gynaecology nurse led pre-assessment service.

We offer opportunities to undertake training to deliver both nurse-led services and to support medical colleagues to perform procedures and assessments. Training is provided alongside the experienced staff within the service to develop your clinical skills.

Gynaecology is an evolving service; you should be dedicated to the development needs of the nursing staff and take an active role in service development. You must be able to work on your own initiative, be forward thinking with good prioritisation and organisational skills. Excellent communication skills are key to improving patient experience; ward 11 has an excellent track record of maintaining high scores within the National Friends & Family Test.

You will have responsibility for the leadership and management of this area, utilising your skills with appraisals, sickness and absence and staff wellbeing to ensure that safe patient care is delivered and the nursing team are supported and developed. We are dedicated in developing you professionally as an individual including Trust wide leadership and management courses and personal support through the Matron and Head of Nursing & Midwifery to meet your own development needs.

Do you have a minimum 2 years working as a Deputy Sister and looking for your next challenge? If you think you have the personality and motivation to join our team, this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and/or an informal visit please contact Rachelle Bowden, Gynaecology Matron on 0116 2585663

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of 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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be 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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