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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - Critical Care

Band 6

Main area
Critical Care
Band 6
Up to 37.50 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pro rata
25/02/2019 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.


Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit a highly experienced and motivated critical care practitioner, who as a shift leader can ensure the safe and effective management of the Critical Care area.

As an independent practitioner, you must be capable of providing highly skilled nursing care to a wide range of critically ill patients, as well as providing support, guidance, and clinical support to junior staff on duty. As a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse, in conjunction with the band 7 Sister, you will be required to participate in the management of a team of nursing staff, identifying education and professional development requirements, and managing performance and sickness within defined parameters.

You will also participate as a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse in the overall mangement of the department, by taking responsibility for specific projects within defined boundaries. We expect staff to assist in promoting a positive working and learning environment, to aid the personal, and professional development of self and other staff. You will be joining an established and dynamic multi-disciplinary team where clinical and nursing teams work well together.

You must have 1st level registration, along with a Degree in a Health related topic, or studying towards. You will have a teaching certificate or studying towards. You should also have a Critical Care qualification or equivalent experience. You must be able to demonstrate evidence of continual professional development.

In addition you should have a minimum of 3 years Critical Care nursing, along with experience of contributing to change in nursing practice. You should be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, effective team working, and evidence of clinical and managerial leadership skills. We would urge candidates to seek further guidance on their eligibility to apply, from the criteria contained in the person specification.

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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

Lead Sister - Elaine Hunter
01904 721350






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