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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse Midford Ward - Band 6 *INTERNAL ONLY*

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Midford Ward OPUSS Unit is looking for a Band 6 to join the team and help us deliver high quality care to the Older Person.The posts will be a permanent full time/part time negotiable WTE , and will provide the successful candidate with new skills, competence and development opportunities as well as the security of being part of a knowledgeable team.

This is a diverse and interesting role and will include supporting the band 7 on the day to day running of the ward.

Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years' experience at band 5 level with experience of working on a clinical area with fast patient flow. Due to Midford being older person short stay it is essential that you are experienced of working in an Acute Older Person's setting and show a passion for improving elderly care. Ideally you should be motivated, enthusiastic, and keen to develop new leadership skills.

We have a culture of providing opportunities for personal development, from our Senior nursing team through courses and mentorship.

For further information please contact Senior Sister Tammy Zalek01225 825816

Main duties of the job

To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional

guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:
  • The assessment of care and health education need
  • The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.
  • To be designated to manage the ward/department and/or act as a deputy to the person holding continuing responsibility. To develop leadership skills and experience in the management of the ward /department.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered Nurse Part 1,2,12
  • State Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous professional development


  • Training in management / HR Diploma / Degree in relevant area

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice
  • Understanding of equality & diversity and how to apply it to self and managed staff
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for the practice & behaviour of managed staff and self
  • Understanding of the basic principles of effective budgetary management
  • Understanding of the basic principles of effective staff management
  • Minimum 3 years relevant clinical experience at Band 5
  • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge & practice during working as a Band 5 registered nurse
  • Regular experience of taking charge and delegating duties and problem solving throughout shifts

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