Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to further develop their leadership skills, and provide management support as required.

Ward 31a is a infectious disease Ward with 24 acute beds. The ward cares for patient with conditions such as , HIV, Tuberculosis, Bacterial and Viral illness which need specialist intervention from our infectious disease Multidisciplinary team. You will have full support from our clinical education team with your training and development requirements.

We pride ourselves on our team work. The successful candidate will be a positive role model, who will support the team in service progression, whilst continuing to provide high quality care to all our patients.

A shift/team leader, providing clinical leadership and management support, developing and evaluating best practice within the department. The post-holder will deputise for the department manager as required.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 19th of June 2023

Main duties of the job

As part of our commitment to patients and delivery of a world class service for all we have created the UHCW Improvement (UHCWi) System in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle; this involves a structured approach to removing waste and putting the patient first using a lean management system and methodologies.

Our culture and ways of working reflect and embed the practices and methodologies of UHCWi. You are expected, where identified, to attend and complete relevant training and development opportunities to support this. This may include Lean for Leaders, Advanced Lean Training, and the Human Factors Programme, amongst others. Full attendance and completion of identified courses is considered essential and a pre requisite for this post.

Main duties:

1. Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

2. Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

3. A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development.

4. Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated/audited.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including; complex patient monitoring; equipment management and frequent administration of invasive tests/procedures.

2. Develop and educate staff, participating in supervision, mentorship and appraisal as required.

3. Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.

4. Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.

5. Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

6. Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

7. Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all times.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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