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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2727817-MSK-AK

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

1 Permenent & 1 Fixed-Term (12 Months) 23 hours per week.

We are looking for an experienced Band 5/6 Adult Registered Nurse with strong clinical & managerial skills, enthusiasm and motivation who is dedicated to provide visible clinical leadership to join our team as a band 6 deputy ward manager.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership ability and management skills and will lead by example to deliver excellence in patient care.

Ward 18 is a shining example of the “tomorrows ward” and is developing the workforce with trainee associate practitioners and trainee nursing associates. Ward 18 also has a dedicated discharge sister attached to the ward for discharge support.

We are looking for a Level 1 Adult Registered Nurse with excellent communication and organisational skills who enjoys working in a fast paced ever-changing environment. You will be expected to be able to work as part of the clinical team and lead that team to deliver the highest possible standards of care whilst managing staff care, development and the administration work associated with a ward area.

Ward 18 cares predominantly for acute orthopaedic injuries requiring surgical intervention but experience of frail older patients would be also desirable. Ward 18 takes admissions directly from the emergency department. A flexible approach to the patient caseload is essential and would suit a candidate who has a surgical and medical background

A desire to improve the patient experience and work towards assessment and accreditation will be an essential attribute required in the successful candidate

Knowledge of bed and staffing co-ordination would be a desirable skill but not essential.

Supported by the ward sister and team you will be responsible for ensuring the continuous management of the ward and contributing to high standards of care delivery through your professional accountability innovative thinking and clear vision for ward 18 and patient care.

We strongly recommend that you visit ward 18 during the application process and you will be made very welcome by both the ward manger and the matron.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Blessy John 0116 258 5246

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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 current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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, 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.

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