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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Up to 37.50 hours per week
Job ref
£28,050-£36,644 pro rata
24/02/2019 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Here at Scarborough, we are passionate about maintaining our high quality of nursing care on SCBU and are seeking to recruit several Deputy Sisters / neonatal nurse who can offer compassion, motivation and excellent skills to help lead our team as shift leader/Deputy Sister.

You would be part of a small team who would assist the Senior Sister in maintaining our high standards.

We are an 8 cot unit who provides 'family centred care' to preterm babies of over 32 weeks gestation. We have the facility to stabilise up to 2 high dependency/intensive care babies and have recently introduced CPAP.

We can provide you with individualised professional development and being part of our team, you would assist the Senior Sister with appraisals and development of junior staff. Regular opportunities exist to attend high risk deliveries, co-ordinate emergency admissions/transfers and be involving audits and guideline development.

There will be opportunity for cross site working at our sister unit in York, where you can keep updated with intensive care skills at a level 2 NICU.

Requirements are: Qualified nurse with a current registration. Experience of working on a Neonatal unit for at least 2 years and hold the Neonatal qualification (ENB 405 or equivalent). You would ideally have a mentorship qualification or be willing to work towards this whilst employed within SCBU, Scarborough.

We would expect you to have good leadership skills, problem solving abilities, good team worker, and good time management skills.

We would also expect you to be skilled and enthusiastic in supervising and teaching junior staff, and be committed to self-development and service improvements.





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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

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

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Nicola Lockwood


Tel 01904 726117







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