Junior Sister

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit into a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse.

Millbridge ward is a fast paced Medical ward within the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a specific interest in gastroenterology. We are a 30 bedded unit with a very varied age range of patients admitted with a vast range of medical conditions. There are 6 monitored beds which allow us to provide a high quality of patient care to those with deteriorating and acute conditions, including bleeding oesophageal varices and other complications arising from liver and inflammatory bowel disease.

We work closely with the alcohol liaison team to provide safe and effective support to patients experiencing adverse effects from alcohol withdrawal and long term related conditions.

Having close links with the University of Surrey facilitates very good opportunities for Nurses to support their clinical development and experience in mentoring student nurses.

Ideally the applicant will have excellent communication skills, good clinical knowledge and be keen to develop their skills in the field of acute medicine. We are looking for motivated and confident staff, committed to delivering a high standard of nursing care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver patient care on a daily basis. They should be expert in all areas of nursing care from patient's admission to discharge, which facilitates clinical practice development. As nurse in charge they have overall responsibility for day-to-day management of their clinical area and for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining associated records. They will manage, support and lead a team of nurses in the delivery of evidence based patient-centred care, which is of a high standard. They will assist the senior sister in the management of staff including appraisal, rota's, recruitment and selection and the supervision of learners. They will provide advice and support to patients, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team. Utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching, they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources and liaise with the senior sister at all times. The will provide leadership on the Trusts values and behaviours.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

A video about the Royal Surrey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HsiGn9joTQ

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist in the management of the unit on a day to day basis by appropriate deployment, delegation and supervision of all grades of staff. To act as a team leader on shift. To facilitate an improvement in the quality of healthcare for patients. To help provide a conducive working and learning environment. To support the senior sister to promote evidence based nursing practice within the department.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Part 1 or 12
  • Recent post qualification or equivalent experience in acute setting
  • Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge


  • Teaching qualification ENB 998 or City & Guilds 730 or equivalent
  • First degree
  • D32/33 [A1]NVQ Assessors Award

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable experience within acute hospital setting
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility / competence
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, cannulation and venepuncture
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in acute NHS setting
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management.
  • Evidence of research based practice


  • Clinical audit
  • Evidence in changing practice and project management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital



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