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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 470-21-265-CJF

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight
Band 6

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The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

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Acute Assessment Unit (AAU), Short Stay Unit (SSU)

Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

Role: Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Agenda for Change: Band 6

Total Hrs Available: 37.5 hours/week


There has arisen an exciting opportunity for a permanent contract for Band 6 Deputy Sister to join in the ongoing challenge and excitement of the dedicated AAU, SSU with newly developing SDEC. It’s modern and sleek design helps create a sophisticated yet welcoming environment to both staff and patients.

We are looking for a nurse who is a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal skills and has an enthusiasm for caring for medical patients to join us in our purpose-built unit. As a fast-paced, high patient flow unit, we are looking for a highly motivated flexible staff member who wishes to experience emergency care.

We are passionate about constantly improving our service and delivering high quality care to our patients and strive to build upon our already excellent services. At the forefront of innovative design and patient services, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to bring new ideas to the unit, as well as strengthen links within the wider Trust setting.

Strong leadership skills with the ability to safely and efficiently manage both patient flow, as well as the wider AAU and SSU, is essential. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to show confidence and tact when dealing with people from all areas – both within the Trust as well as with members of the public. This role sometimes requires the ability to handle difficult and stressful situations so a sense of professionalism and empathy is a must.

As a team leader you will also be required to assist with managerial aspects of the unit as outlined by the Sister and Deputy Sisters which will include the completion of paperwork and use of electronic systems as required. Consequently, we are looking for a candidate who is able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of their work – both practically and administratively.

Our Expectations:

As an employee at St Mary’s you will be expected to help the Trust achieve its vision of providing quality care for everyone, every time. You will:

• Be committed to providing excellent patient care to our service users.

• Work with others to keep improving our service

• Treat others with dignity, respect, honesty, integrity and fairness.

• Adopt a ‘can do, can help’ attitude and make an effective contribution to your team.

• Communicate effectively both in spoken and written English.

• Be responsible for ensuring a safe working environment.

• Understand that patient satisfaction and continuous improvement are fundamental to all job roles within the Trust.

• Use regular opportunities to share your ideas, thoughts and feedback to make St Mary’s a great place to work.

Due to staff progression, we are looking for a committed individual with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, who has a genuine interest in working within the AAU, SSU and SDEC. We are dedicated to training and developing our staff in their chosen field and seek ways to diversify pre-existing skills by closely working with other departments. Our unique multi-disciplinary approach to holistic patient care presents the perfect learning base for all of your career needs.

This Band 6 role provides a real opportunity to develop clinical and leadership skills in all specialties whilst being supported by a senior and experienced team. A truly integrated unit; our various staff members embrace a positive team dynamic with strong communication and exchange of ideas. If you are interested in innovation and new ideas this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Informal visits are recommended to meet the team and to experience the nature of the unit which is located on Level A of the main St. Mary’s Hospital site. In order to arrange such a visit, or to find out more about the role, please contact Charge Nurse Kris Warner on (01983) 822099 ext. 2249

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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