Supervisory Sister/Charge Nurse SDEC

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity in our Same Day Emergency Care unit for a band 7 Supervisory role.

Are you an experienced Emergency or Acute admission unit nurse? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop yourself whilst leading a team?

Our SDEC is a 7-day service that looks after acutely unwell patients not requiring admission. The unit is open 7 days a week, has both Emergency and Acute Medicine input, the clinician team consists of nurses, ACPs ENPs and clinicians. The role of the Band 7 is to ensure our patients received safe and high quality care.

We are looking for a kind, compassionate and caring nurse to support our patients, their families and our dedicated team of staff. You will have high standards and be able to demonstrate excellent patient care, clinical and leadership skills.

You will have the opportunity to continue to progress your professional development and will be supported in this role by the Senior Nurse team. Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change our commitment to you is to provide the environment and support for this to happen.

If you are looking for a role which gives you job variety, continuous support, encouragement, and genuine job satisfaction, come and talk to us and find out if this would be the right move for you to become part of our excellent nursing team.

Willing to consider a secondment for 9 months

Main duties of the job

The sister/charge nurse will:
  • Be supervisory to practice
  • Be responsible for professional day to day clinical leadership and operational management of the ward.
  • Ensure delivery of high quality, responsive, safe, efficient and compassionate care.
  • Support the Matron in developing the service.
  • Act as a leader and role model, adopting a flexible approach in a role which encompasses leadership, management and clinical responsibilities
  • Demonstrate pride in their work and enthusiasm for quality of care

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN. 1st Level qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree in nursing or health related topic
  • Evidence of Masters level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring
  • Management qualification
  • Leadership course


  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 3
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Coaching course and audits

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility with and influence colleagues including influencing clinical changes where appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • The Ability to lead and influence change
  • Able to accept responsibility for ward/area working under own initiative within the boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in ward/area.
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Familiar with current local and national nursing issues
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Initiative

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality area
  • Significant relevant clinical and management experience
  • Effective standard setting, monitoring and feedback
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective budgetary management
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective staff and HR management/appraisals
  • Understanding the theory and application of clinical governance
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for practice and behaviour and its application to the management of staff and self
  • 2 or more years of working in an ED or AMU


  • Undertaken nursing research
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols

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 Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St.



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