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Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse - Health care of Older People

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

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated Band 6 Sister/Charge nurse to join our team on Ward East 2B.

Ward East 2B at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a 24 bedded ward, specialising in looking after older acute patients living with frailty and other comorbidities.

As a Sister/ Charge Nurse you will be expected to support the management structure to ensure and deliver a high standard of nursing practice with particular emphasis on quality and clinical standards. We are looking for a nurse with the skills to thrive within a friendly environment with the ability to cope under pressure, who is keen to pursue a leadership role. The role will include days, nights and weekend working where you would deputise for the ward manager and take charge of the ward.

In turn we will offer you opportunities to progress your skills as a leader. We have an excellent clinical education team and brilliant resources available within and outside the trust to offer you a wealth of opportunities to continue your professional and personal development at UHB.

Main duties of the job

To work as the deputy to the Ward/Department Manager in the coordination of all ward activities. In the absence of the Ward/Department Manager ensure the delivery of a quality service through leadership and efficient deployment of available resources

To assist the ward manager in the smooth running of the ward in her absence

To supervise junior staff on duty

To take charge of a shift

To ensure Trust standards of care are maintained

To participate in staff sickness and absence procedures, off duty and HR issues that may arise.

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


  • *Health care management / leadership qualification



  • *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

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • *Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role
  • *Excellent Communication skills /written / verbal / IT
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing demands
  • *Ability to articulate the principles of safeguarding and mental capacity
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • *Well organised
  • *Effective communicator
  • *Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • *Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations
  • *Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • *Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need

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