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Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Harvest A

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) at Queens Hospital BHRUT requires an enthusiastic, dynamic, and highly motivated Junior Sister/Charge Nurse with an interest in Acute Stroke care with patients having Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy. You would need to have excellent clinical and leadership skills. Expectation would be to support the Ward manager with managerial duties and acting as the shift leader and to ensure that patients receive the best care possible. If this is you, we want to hear from you. This is a full-time position within the Specialist Medicine Division, covering HASU.

You would be required to work shift pattern consisting of a Long Day and Night, including bank holiday and in and out of normal working hours. We will provide support with all governance aspects in the role, and you will be supported in your personal developmental goals. BHRUT is a large cross-site organisation encompassing both Queens Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Ilford. HASU is a 24/7 inpatient area consisting of stroke patients with some protected beds for specialist medicine patients, which supports the healthcare workers skillset and experience. You will require Adult NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) registration and proven experience at Band 5 level encompassing ward/acute nursing experience. You would be expected to have a considerable experience in Stroke and/or Neurosciences with shift management capabilities and supervision experience.

Main duties of the job

To provide support to the Senior Sister in effectively leading and managing the ward, participating in all ward activities as an effective team member, supporting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse taking the responsibility for the leadership of a team of staff.

To assess care needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. To teach and supervise qualified and unqualified staff, and act as a role model to junior staff, undertaking performance management is required.

To take responsibility and accountability for a group of patients and the whole ward for the duration of the shift, and to provide clinical care to patients with high quality care, and the patient experience, as focus.

To provide holistic nursing care to patients within the unit, utilising all resources to provide excellence in practice.

To develop personally & professionally as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team and undertake appraisal annually.

To provide teaching and mentorship to junior colleagues.

To contribute to the maintenance of a safe environment.

Reports any potential / actual problems to line manager and/or Matron when appropriate.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Sarah Wood, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4188. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details below.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RGN
  • Relevant Degree/post registration experience in relevant area or working towards degree pathway

Skills / Abilities


  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge / Experience


  • Previous experience of leading a team


  • Experience within Acute Medicine

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital

Rom Valley Way



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