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Senior Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa or pa pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse to come and join our team! We have a mixture of secondments and permanent positions available within the Medicine care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). The wards within Medicine cover a wide variety of specialities, these positions however are for one of our Gastroenterology and Hepatology wards and one of our General Medicine wards.

Our teams are enthusiastic, innovative, well-motivated and dedicated to high standards of care. We are keen to support, invest and challenge you within our supportive environment to develop you both clinically and professionally. We are very proud of our developments and our service has expanded enabling us to actively recruit.

If you are a confident, well-organised, strong and visible leader who thrives in a busy and diverse clinical environment then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do

You will be an acting role model for nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive nursing team. You will be responsible got assisting the Senior Sister in the management of the ward for a 24-hour period ensuring high standards of care are maintained.
What were looking for
We are looking for individuals, who are strong leaders that are highly motivated and have excellent communication skills. The Sister / Charge Nurse role requires a close working relationship with the multi-professional team to ensure that evidenced based quality care is delivered with compassion to every patient. If you are looking for a great opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills within an acute environment, we would love to hear from you.
Additional information
Interviews will be held on Friday, 16 June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification



  • 1 st Level Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC Register
  • Recognised mentorship qualification and experience as a Sign Off mentor
  • Degree
  • Relevant clinical courses


  • Management Course



  • Extensive experience to include considerable experience at Band 6 / equivalent in a relevant area
  • Evidence of clinical leadership ability
  • Proven management experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of utilising evidence in practice


  • Broad range of post registration experience
  • Evidence of staff development and succession planning



  • Expert clinical skills relevant to specialty
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Ability to manage change
  • IT skills and ability to develop these skills further
  • Presentation skills


  • Experience of budgetary control
  • Experience of report writing

Special requirements


  • Ability to work flexible hours and fulfil service requirements



  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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