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Deputy ward sister/Charge nurse

Job Reference: 358-2098397-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£30,401 - £37,267 per ann



Are you looking for a chance to develop yourself whilst playing a key role in the development of others?

Are you ready for a new challenge?

The Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) receives high numbers of emergency surgical patients throughout Leicester and Leicestershire daily specialising in gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. Patients from the Accident & Emergency, from GP services, community hospitals, District nurse services to name a few. It is a busy and exciting environment to work in and will allow a nurse to develop her nurse assessment skills and extending roles at a fast pace

University Hospitals Leicester is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England offering a wide range of general and specialist services, providing an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.

In the next 18 months we will be consolidating our General Surgery emergency take at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site moving from the Leicester General Hospital. We are currently planning the development of a bigger triage area to accommodate our acute surgical patients along with another emergency surgical ward adjacent to the SAU. This is an exciting time for us to redesign the patient pathway along with influencing the refurbishment and development of our existing accommodation and for you to be a part of it.

You will be required to provide support, specialized knowledge and expertise in the day to day care and management of all patients coming through the ward. Working within this busy environment will provide you with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate you’re clinical, managerial and leadership skills

We are seeking an exceptional individual to apply for this exciting opportunity who is enthusiastic, energetic and thrive in this fast paced acute nursing environment. You will regularly take charge of the ward. As an effective leader and role model you will work flexibly as a member of the ward team, and in support of the Ward Sister ensure standards are maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved.

In addition, you will play a key role in ensuring patients, carers and clinical staff have the necessary education and training in order to care for and manage the surgical patient’s effectively.

You will be an effective role model and be involved in helping to develop all aspects of the ward management including influencing and promoting new ways of working within the team. We encourage you to also be involved in acting on patient feedback in order to improve the clinical and patients environment to continuously improve our care delivery.

The successful candidates will be given a specially designed development Programme to support and guide them in their new role and giving the keys skills to allow them to perform their role to a high and efficient standard.



For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like more information or an informal visit please contact Senior Nurse Ellen Slattery 0116 2586975 or Claire Davies - Ward Sister 0116 2584623


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.”

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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 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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