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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 358-1954853-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children's Hospital (Ward 12)
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 - £37,267

An exciting Band 6 opportunity has arisen on Ward 12 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. We are currently looking for a full time registered nurse with a specific interest in Paediatrics, Respiratory and High dependency care to join our Deputy Sister team.

Ward 12 is a 12 bedded high dependency unit. We are a dynamic department with a friendly, hard-working and supportive approach. We provide level 2 high dependency care to a wide variety of children with specialist and complex care needs. Ward 12 specialises in respiratory conditions ranging from acute Asthma to patients requiring a Tracheostomy and Long-term Ventilation care. We also care for patients following elective ENT surgery and a variety of complex medical conditions.

We are looking to offer a permanent position within the team. As part of your role you will share in the responsibility for training, education and development of our nursing team whilst gaining skills in sickness and absence management, risk assessment and problem solving. You will be encouraged to participate in nurse led initiatives alongside ensuring a high standard of safe and effective care is delivered to our patients/families/carers. You will need to be passionate, have good communication and be able to work well within a challenging environment and within the multidisciplinary team, in-keeping with the Leicester Royal Infirmary trust values. You must have experience in paediatrics and be flexible to commit to shift working covering day, night and weekend working.

We will offer you an personalized orientation package and on-going professional development opportunities.



For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are looking to further develop your career within this challenging yet rewarding specialty through joining our friendly committed team and would like further information, please contact:

Sammy Moran, Ward Sister on 0116 258 5329.


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.”

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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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