Sister/Charge Nurse (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated nurse who can work independently?

Do you want to make a difference to patients and their families? Then the Vascular Ward needs you. We are looking for experienced nurse who has an interest in the care of patients with Vascular conditions who require empathetic, knowledgeable and skilled nursing care. You will be joining a team who are dedicated to the high standard of nursing care given to our patients, who have a passion for nursing as well as an enthusiasm for championing the needs of the patient and their families.

Main duties of the job

L15 is a 27 bedded inpatient Vascular Ward. We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse. You will be coordinating the care of our patients from admission to discharge. You will follow their pathway throughout their journey.

We will provide local training for the successful candidate and you must be a highly developed communicator as this is essential to the role.

For any further information please contact Ward Manager Rachel Thompson email:

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The jobholder will play an essential role assisting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse with the continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the department. They will contribute to the provision of professional, clinical, managerial leadership and supervision for the nursing team.

The jobholder is responsible for helping to develop and maintain a ward or departments philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate safe and quality care delivery. By assisting with managing the administrative and financial aspects of the ward, the jobholder will support the cost effective use of resources.

As an experienced nurse the jobholder will assist in co-ordinating activities on the ward or department ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support to qualified and unqualified nurses within the ward/dept. He/she will play a key role in the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The jobholder will act as a role model, promoting quality evidence-based practice, developing the nursing team and ensuring effective management of the ward/department in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.


The team on L15 are committed to keeping patients at the centre of care, creating an environment that encourages new ideas to improve care and their patients experience. There is an established preceptorship system in place to develop you in your role as a leader, along with commitment to professional development with on-going education to facilitate care delivery of the highest standards. You will work in close partnership with the multi-disciplinary team in caring for patients with a range of trauma injuries.



Support Senior Sister / Charge nurse in providing leadership to the clinical team

Support and inspire staff to provide efficient, effective, safe, quality care to patients

Deliver a positive patient experience

Promote the building of effective teams and collaboration between teams

Anticipate problems and take preventative or mitigating actions, or have contingency plans available

Assist in the line management of the nursing team, including individual and team performance, attendance, management and workforce planning

Help to ensure the effective deployment of staff is mapped against the flow of patients to provide safe and effective care

Support and participate in local and trust-wide recruitment events

Help to manage the use of bank and agency

Support the senior sister / charge nurse to Investigate and respond to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events

Support in the delivery of an effective, safe, quality service within budgetary envelope

Raise and respond to concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrongdoing by following the LTHT whistle blowing policy and supporting processes

Deputise for Senior Sister / Charge Nurse in their absence


Act in accordance to the Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code: Professional Standards Practice and Behaviour (March, 2015)

Fulfils the requirements as directed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to maintain and revalidate registration

Supervise ward staff with regards clinical practice and patient experience to promote the delivery of excellent clinical standards

Provide a visible clinical lead and role model to the nursing and wider team by delivering high quality compassionate care as an expert practitioner

Ensure that documentation standards are maintained in accordance with NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive working relationships between all staff, internal and external to the Trust, involved in the care of patients

Help to set, monitor and seek to continuously improve standards and the quality of patient care, including those standards defined in local and national guidance

Maintain a safe working environment

Ensure the safe use and efficient management of equipment and supplies

Promote compassionate evidence based practice, wherever possible

Work with Senior Sister / Charge Nurse to ensure that clinical governance processes at ward/dept level encompass measures to ensure the quality of the fundamental and essential aspects of care

Balance clinical risk and clinical decision making against context

Work with the Infection Prevention and Control Team and Facilities to monitor the environment to maintain and raise standards

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by the service

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to the LTHT safeguarding policies.

Person Specification

Skills and Behaviours


  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload.
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Remain professional at all times
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Able to manage stress in self and others
  • Flexible, Adaptable, Assertive.



  • Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for childrens areas (Level 1 or 2)



  • Significant post registration experience at staff nurse level or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues
  • Audit and standard setting

Other Criteria


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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