Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse - Trauma

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
*** Permanent and Fixed Term Positions Available ***

The trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth hospital is one of the largest Major Trauma Centres in the UK. Our Trauma unit consists of 2 wards at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site, wards 410 and 412.

410 is a 36 bedded mixed sex trauma ward, with direct admissions from A& E. The ward provides care for a variety of patients with Traumatic injuries, while also working closely with a wide variety of teams and specialities which include Major Trauma Team, Hands and Plastics, Neurosurgery and Cardio Thoracic.

412 is a 32 bedded designated Major Trauma ward, providing care to the most severely injured patients from across the region. The team on 412 is supported by members of the Royal College of Defence Medicine working collaboratively to provide the highest standard of evidence based care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the 410 and 412 team, to expand the leadership on the wards, having day to day responsibility for its smooth running.

Are you a motivated, experienced and enthusiastic registered nurse, looking for the perfect opportunity to lead, develop and support our acute trauma nursing teams?

Main duties of the job

You will be assisting the Senior Sister in leading an experienced nursing team, providing clinical support to junior staff, assisting with patient flow co-ordinating the management of the ward, optimising operational resources such as staff off duty, annual leave and sickness while acting as a role model to ensure that high quality care is delivered.

Our Nursing Team is Friendly, Approachable, Supportive, and Dynamic and is a Vital part of the MDT.

This role is ideal for those who have the right strengths and motivators, it's energizing and rewarding. We can offer guidance, support, training and development in consultation with our dedicated trauma clinical educator.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC register



  • *Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff
  • *Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff
  • *Experience of mentoring undergraduate students
  • *Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.
  • *Demonstrable ability, experience, passion in the following:
  • oLeadership
  • oTeam Building
  • oManaging resources
  • oTime management
  • oRole modelling
  • oChange management / clinical developments
  • oClinical governance
  • oAudit and research
  • oWorkforce planning / management
  • oNHS policy and political awareness

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 Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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