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Job summary

Main area
Acute renal medicine
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Peterborough City Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Salary period
09/06/2023 23:59

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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust logo

Interim Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse - Peterborough

Band 6

We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Job overview

 ***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

Ward A8 are looking for a Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse to cover a fixed term secondment until December 2023

They specialise in acute renal medicine providing haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services to North West Anglia Foundation Trust, to support patients with a range of general medical conditions as well as complex renal needs. They complete ward based interventional procedures and currently undertaking service expansion work.

It is a fast paced, dynamic environment seeking to recruit an individual who has the ability to remain calm under pressure and has excellent time management skills.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:

  • taking the nurse in charge role whilst on duty, line management duties for a small team with the support of the ward manager.
  • formal sickness management processes, supporting staff development, completing appraisals, managing mandatory training compliance and pastoral support.
  • a high level of role modelling, adhering to trust policies and guidelines as well as our personal behavioural responsibility framework.

Full duties can be seen in the job description. The successful applicant must prioritise patient safety and care quality to support  trust processes.

Working for our organisation

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.
Benefits to you
•    27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff);
•    NHS Pension Scheme:
•    Flexible working opportunities;
•    Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays;
•    Career development and training;
•    Wellbeing support and activities;
•    In-house physiotherapy Service;
•    On-site canteens with subsidised meals;
•    Subsidised staff parking (currently free). 
•    Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information pertaining to this post

Person specification

Education/ Qualifications/ Skills

Essential criteria
  • 1ST Level Registration
  • 3 Years experience within speciality / acute care area
  • Teaching qualification- ENB 998 or equivalent, City and guilds 730 or mentorship module
  • Completed or undertaking a first level degree in Nursing/ Health Studies.
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership Course.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • ILS / ALS trained
  • Post registration qualification relevant to renal medicine


Essential criteria
  • Experience of managing teams
Desirable criteria
  • Previous management experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hannah Bay
Job title
Interim Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01733 678798

If you have problems applying, contact

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Resourcing Department
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Hinchingbrooke Park
PE29 6NT
01480 416741
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