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Deputy Sister - Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 358-3195703-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”.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse to develop and broaden their leadership skills in the role of Deputy Sister on Ward 17 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Orthopaedic/Spinal Injury experience is not necessary as full training will be given to the right candidate.

A dedicated, flexible and committed approach is essential, along with a focused and proactive attitude. The successful applicant will become a senior member of the nursing team and will act as a role model to junior staff and be a clinical leader. You will assist in the day to day operational management of the ward, ensuring effective flow of patients. You will also lead a small team of nurses and nursing assistants, co-ordinate education and development of the team, ensuring the highest level of nursing care with the support of the ward manager.

Ward 17 is a dynamic, friendly team and would love to hear from any Band 5 or 6 nurses who would like the opportunity to develop their skills further in areas such as appraisals, audits, benchmarks, staff support, leadership, sickness management and ward coordination.

You should be educated to 1st level RGN and you must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You should also able to priorities and work well as a member of a team. You will be required to take charge of the team whilst providing direct clinical care and support to our patient group as well as support and leadership to our valued staff.

You will also need to be prepared to balance a clinical workload with the extra managerial expectations of this grade.

Ward 17 offers the opportunity to enhance and build on your existing skills developed at band 5/6 and to take the next step in your nursing career.

In return we can provide support, guidance and excellent professional development opportunities for you. Our Ward manager and Practice Development Team will work with you to reach your development goals.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rowena Alonzo email: 0116 258 5323



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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