Junior Sister/Charge Nurse Needham

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Musculoskeletal and Specialist Surgery (MSKSS) to recruitment highly motivated and dynamic Junior sisters/Charge nurses part time contract 30 hours per week..

Needham Ward is a busy 28 bedded Fragility Fracture Unit. The unit provides excellent nursing care primarily to patients following fractured neck of femur in a recently refurbished dementia friendly environment. You will be working alongside our dedicated orthogeriatrician and fragility nurses specialist.

We are looking for compassionate, caring and friendly individuals to work as part of our multidisciplinary team, providing safe and effective care for our orthopaedic patients.

You must be committed to providing the highest quality nursing care, alongside provide strong leadership and mentorship to junior staff. You will be a highly visible leader and be experienced as a professional role model.

As a junior sister/charge nurse you will need excellent communication skills and the ability to lead, support and motivate others.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our vision and believe in developing our staff to their full potential.

If you are a passionate trauma and orthopaedic nurse with proven post registration experience and want to further develop you leadership skills we would love to hear from you.

Please note the advert might close earlier.

Main duties of the job

To work within the framework for Clinical Governance to provide effective, high quality individualised nursing care to patients and relatives/carers and to contribute to the continuing development of nursing practice.

To be responsible for providing leadership and teaching within the ward environment, enabling unit staff to deliver high quality, individualised care.

To provide support and supervision of nursing staff, effectively co-ordinating and deploying resources within the unit.

To work within the Trust's Competency Framework for Registered Nurses, the Ward/ Department Philosophy and the NMC Code of Conduct/ Professional Standards for the Protection of Patients.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse First Level
  • Post registration qualification relevant to area up to post graduate diploma level
  • ILS certificate as relevant to the area
  • Student assessor


  • Nursing / Management degree
  • NVQ assessors qualification



  • Experience leading teams
  • Clinical expertise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Evidence of managing and improving the patient experience


  • Previous experience at Band 6
  • Previous experience in MSK
  • Evidence of teaching/assessing
  • Evidence of involvement in research and audit



  • Sound evidence of clinical ability
  • Articulates understanding role of Band 6
  • Articulates understanding of prioritising clinical issues
  • Articulates understanding of managing clinical risk
  • Provides evidence of ability to make changes in nursing practice


  • Rota management

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