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Junior Ward Sister/Charge Nurse - Monkswell Ward

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 5/6 who has proven demonstrable experience to join our team as a permanent Junior Sister/Charge Nurse on Monkswell Ward. This post would be an ideal opportunity for a band 5 looking for a more senior role or an existing band 6 who would relish a change in environment and a new challenge. An enthusiasm for the speciality of acute care of the elderly is essential, and a teaching/assessing qualification and evidence of post basic study are desirable.

Monkswell Ward is a recognised Dementia friendly ward and we pride ourselves on the End of Life care we give. If you are interested in supporting us to deliver great care and develop your skills further in a senior role in our area we would like to hear from you.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for organising and leading teams of nursing staff within a clinical setting.

To be recognised as a clinical expert within the post holder's particular care environment, and providing clinical advice.

To be responsible for meeting the NMC requirements in line with the Code of Professional Conduct for their scope of responsibility.

To lead by example, demonstrating effective role modelling to all members of the nursing team.

To act as deputy to the nominated ward manager on all aspects of management and governance.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY.If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100.We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams.It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform comprehensive assessment of patients nursing needs. Plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to patients health care needs. To demonstrate high standards of clinical practice over and above that required of a band 5.

To act as the clinical expert for patients within the ward area in particular using specialist knowledge and expertise to manage patients with complex medical and social needs.

To assist in managing patient flow, working with patients, relatives and the multi-disciplinary team to pro-actively manage the admission and discharge process.

Maintain a safe working environment, ensuring high standards and safe practice are maintained by:

Teaching staff to understand and accept their responsibilities e.g. environmental cleanliness, maintenance and use of all equipment within clinical setting. Assist ward manager in the monitoring of incidents, accidents and complaints and participating in corrective action and the monitoring of outcomes. Adhering to the guidelines of the Health & Safety at Work Act. Utilisation of Trust Risk Assessment documentation, to ensure that Health & Safety and Clinical risk are reduced in the ward area.

Please see the attached JD for further details.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive demonstrable experience within a similar role.


  • Previous demonstrable experience at the same level



  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Assessor Course or willingness to attend


  • Degree in Health related subject

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road



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