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Junior Sister/ Junior Charge Nurse

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum / pro rota
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We would welcome an enthusiastic, highly motivated nurse to join our busy team on Talbot Butler Ward working within the Oncology and Haematology directorate.

The successful candidate will work as part of the multidisciplinary team providing high quality clinical care to cancer patients as well as supporting junior colleagues to learn and develop their skills .The post holder will collaborate with the Ward Sister by maintaining smooth daily operations and workflow on Talbot Butler Ward and in EAB.

Talbot Butler ward is a 24 bedded ward, treating Oncology and Haematology patients. The ward contains two, four bedded bays (1 male and 1 female), as well as 16 side rooms.

If the post holder does not hold the relevant training or competencies in administration of SACT, training will be provided by our Practice Educator/ Lead SACT nurse via a 6 week, in house module.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver high standards of care to patients and their families, ensuring excellent patient experience. In particular, take responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based nursing care to a group of patients. The post holder will participate in the daily running of the department when required, ensuring smooth and efficient running and in the absence of the Sister/ Charge Nurse take charge on shift. They will take responsibility for their own self-development helping to provide a suitable learning environment and high standards of clinical practice. They will also be required to recognise their own limitations and seek advice and support from senior staff when required.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the management and organisation of the clinical area when on duty.
  • To have undertaken or have a willingness to undertake the SACT (systemic anti-cancer therapy) course to facilitate administration of SACT within the department.
  • To have undertaken or have a willingness to undertake further training such as triage and pre-chemotherapy assessment training.
  • Participates as an active member of the nursing team, accountable for your practice and role modelling the highest standards of care to all members of the team.
  • Lead by example with drive and enthusiasm, responding appropriately to the needs of patients, families and carers.
  • Responsible for assisting with the management and leadership of the department, maintaining an appropriate management style that maintains good morale, a team approach to work and a culture which fosters innovation and change.
  • Assist the Sister/ Charge nurse in the monitoring of workload and skill mix, planning off duty and ensuring the ward operates effectively and safely.
  • Assist the Sister/ Charge nurse in the completion of a training needs analysis and ensure compliance of the team with Trust expectations in relation to mandatory training and appraisals.
  • Assist the Sister/ Charge nurse in managing the team in accordance with Trust policies and procedure

Person Specification

Training/ Qualifications


  • Hold NMC registration
  • Mentorship


  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy qualification.

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Demonstrates successful support of a ward/department manager.
  • Experience of mentoring others.


  • Oncology experience.
  • Experience of managing a team and staff performance.

Skills/ Abilities


  • Venepuncture and cannulation.

Personal qualities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, Integrity and Courageous

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