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Junior Sister

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are specialised in providing care and treatment of patients with the aim of a prompt safe discharge.

We strive to ensure that patients' safety at all times, using enhanced observations and risk assessments to identify patients' individual needs and therefore the best possible care.

We will be looking for good knowledge base, Great communication skills, the ability to manage and delegate as well as step up to any challenges or needs that arise.

We are a team with diverse backgrounds who support each other. We believe in equality, promoting equal opportunities for the members of team to enhance their knowledge and skills that aids in delivery of highest standard of care to our patients.

Our aims is to ensure that staff receive the training they need - this guarantees that we have a selection of different skills ready for sharing and implementation.

Main duties of the job

Managerial Leadership
  • To support and assist the ward manager to provide continuing responsibility for the ward.
  • Ensure staff competence for clinical practice procedures, using trust competency framework, including appropriate underpinning knowledge and practical skill.
  • To support and assist the Ward Manager to monitor performance and manage the nursing staff in areas of responsibility, ensuring all employment records are locally maintained and current in the absence of the ward manager.
  • To support and assist the Ward Manager to ensure that all staff update mandatory training in line with Trust guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate staff records regarding Annual leave, sickness and absence.
  • Represent the ward at Trust wide forums and inter agency meetings deputising for the Ward Manger when required.
  • Ensure the safe and effective use of all medical devices within the Intensive care Unit.
  • Actively take part in and support Directorate initiatives and issues.
  • Use clinical skills and knowledge to provide specialist advice and support to peer group staff, patients and relatives.
  • Act as a clinical expert and positive role model for all staff.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 700,000.We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike. With our emphasis on staff training and development, a staff support scheme that's second to none, and a healthy package of benefits, it's easy to put down roots in East Kent Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • Clinical credibility Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG ,IV Drugs and ILS Communication skills Facilitating Staff development and empowerment. Negotiation


  • Health and safety Requires Information technology skills



  • Registered General Nurse Degree in Nursing or working towards degree or equivalent. Preparation of mentors or equivalent 2 years' experience at Band 5 in an acute care setting. Resolving user concerns effectively. Continuous quality improvement. Practice assessor


  • Degree in Nursing Evidence of a career in acute care nursing which demonstrates a wide knowledge within the field



  • Clinical Governance Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct Knowledge of Risk Management


  • Knowledge of DATIX Knowledge of HealthRoster

Discharge efficency


  • Has good Knowlage of Discharge pathways and the teams involved


  • Has worked closely with the teams involved and has insight into there role

Leadership and management


  • Is willing to undertake further training in Leadership and management


  • Has further training in Leadership and management

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


QEQM - Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Ramsgate Rd



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