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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 compassionate and experienced registered adult nurse looking for a new and rewarding challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team on J98 Gynaecology Oncology Surgery. We are looking for an established band 6 Sister or Surgical/Oncology band 5 with extensive post-registration experience ready to take the next step into a leadership role. Full induction and support to learn the Speciality will be provided alongside extensive leadership training and development.

J98 is a fast-paced surgical ward caring for patients undergoing surgery for Gynae-Oncology conditions who require compassionate and expert care. The ward also cares for Breast Surgery, non-surgical Oncology and Medicine patients therefore experience in any of these areas would be an advantage. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and well-developed clinical skills are essential.

We are looking for a motivated and passionate nurse who values high standards, team-working and best practice to support the Senior Sister in supporting, coaching and leading the team to provide exceptional patient care within a welcoming and caring environment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play an important role in assisting the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse with the responsibility of managing the ward efficiently.

You will contribute to the provision of clinical, managerial leadership and supervision of the Nursing team.

Responsible in developing and maintaining ward culture that puts patients at the centre of quality, compassionate care.

Assisting with managing administrative and financial aspects of the ward using cost effective measures.

Roster management and completion of annual appraisals

About us

LTHT is a progressive environment fostering close working relationships and collaboration, both within our Trust and with our external partners, in order to provide high standards of leadership, guidance and support to its staff and thus provide a high standard of care and support to our patients. Our aim is to be the best place to work and, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics.

The Leeds Way Values: Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as strength, as well as a responsibility.

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 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in teaching the nursing teams throughout the 24 hour period.

As an experienced nurse the jobholder will co-ordinate activities on the ward/dept 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 jobholder will work within an environment caring for 24 patients.

The jobholder will support the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the day to day management of approximately 35 whole time equivalent nurses and support staff.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice within the last 12 months


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post



  • Significant experience at staff nurse level or equivalent
  • Insight into clinical speciality
  • Insight into current issues in nursing/ professional issues
  • Standards of professional practice
  • An understanding of the organisational structure and working practices of the organisation
  • Understanding of the local and national nursing agenda
  • Awareness of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust guidelines and policies
  • Clinical audit and standard setting
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues

Skills & Behaviours


  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Preceptorship skills
  • Understanding of research-based practice research conscious
  • Team player
  • Ability to act professionally at all times
  • Understanding of the process of change
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess qualified and unqualified staff
  • Time management skills
  • Clinical leadership
  • Professional and patient focused
  • Flexible, adaptable, capable of lateral thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

practical skills or Additional Requirements


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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