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Care for Older People
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Include night shifts and weekends)
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Anne Ward, 9th Floor Nirth Wing
£37,638 - £44,780 p.a inc HCA
Salary period
23/05/2021 23:59
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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse- Anne Ward

Band 6

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King’s College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of ‘good’. Our adult community services achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’.

The commitment of our 22,000 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

 Deputy Sister /Charge Nurse - Band 6 Anne Ward, Older Person’s Unit, Acute and General Medicine Directorate.

We are looking for highly motivated and passionate experienced nurse interested in an opportunity to further develop their clinical and leadership skills in Older Persons Unit!

Anne Ward in Older Person’s Unit (OPU) has an exciting opportunity to recruit a Deputy Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse to join their dynamic team. The ward is a 28-bedded ward providing care to acute frail older people from admission to discharge.

Anne ward are the proud winners of ‘Best team’ from the chief executives safe care awards in 2020. The team has recently successfully managed covid-19 patients during the pandemic and managed the care of intensive care step downs requiring rehabilitation-and envision to continue to build on the nursing team acutely unwell and advanced assessment skills.

Successful candidate will work alongside Ward Sister to deliver ward's vision, embed caring and compassionate care to patients, drive the OPU standard and improve overall patients and family experience. You will be a visible team leader working alongside the management team to provide staff development to ensure excellence is achieved through good communication & multidisciplinary team working. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to confidently manage and provide strong leadership, operationally managing the nursing team and deputizing for the ward manager. This could be the post that could really shape your nursing career this year

If you are looking to embark on or continue to build on a career in this growing and evolving specialty then please apply now. You will receive full support from the ward sister to continue with your professional development.  

For enquiries/informal visits please contact Jenica McCrossan (Ward Sister, Anne Ward) on 020 7188 80663 or Darlene Romero (Matron) on bleep 0374 or via email to or

Closing Date: 23rd May 2021

Interview Date: 2nd June 2021



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Jenica McCrossan
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For inquiries/informal visits please contact Jenica McCrossan, ward sister on 02071880664 or Darlene Romero (Matron) on bleep 0374 or via email to or