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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Acute Medicine
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£25,050-£36,644 per annum
22/10/2018 23:59

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

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.


We are looking for a Registered Nurse who is looking to develop their leadership skills as a Band 6 on the Acute Assessment Unit.

The Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) is an 18 trolley assessment unit working alongside a successful Ambulatory Care Unit (AMC) based at York Hospital. We are looking for candidates with experience in an acute medical setting who are caring, dedicated, energetic and dynamic. Applicants must be able to demonstrate initiative and be able to motivate the team. The Acute Assessment Unit assesses patients who are transferred directly from the emergency department, GP or other clinical area. Our dedicated nursing team provide high quality, rapid assessment of the patients within our care and either discharge, refer to ambulatory care if appropriate or admit to a downstream ward.

In our Ambulatory Care Unit we see and assess patients who follow pathways such as chest pain, pulmonary embolism, cellulitis and a nurse led DVT service. AMC is operated with a Consultant, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Registered Nurse and Senior Health Care Assistant.

Our opening hours on AAU are 08.00-21.00 7 days a week and AMC is open 09.00-21.00 Monday – Friday and 09.00-15.00 Saturday and Sunday.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual who has a genuine passion for nursing who understands the importance of putting patients first. You will be joining an evolving service working with a variety of disciplines including doctors, consultants, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and more in order to provide the best care possible. We are looking for staff who share the same values as we do:

- Listening in order to improve

- Always doing what we can to be helpful

- Respecting and valuing each other

- Caring about what we do

As part of our Trust, we can offer you the development you need to achieve your goals within a medical environment an excellent opportunity to improve your overall knowledge and gain insight in to various medical specialities, giving you a great start on your chosen career path.

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised.  If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Sister Jo Welch

Ward 24

01904 726024






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