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Deputy ward sister

Job Reference: 358-1728386-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Surgery
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 to £37,267

Cancer, Haematology, Urology, Gastroenterology, GI Surgery
Clinical Management Group









(PART TIME HOURS may be considered)


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 creating 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, specialised 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:

Clair Gibson on 07950891213

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.”

Important Information

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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