Sister / Charge Nurse (Berkshire Cancer Centre OPD) - F/T 12 Months

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro-rata per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Full Time
Band 7 Sister / Charge Nurse - Berkshire Cancer Centre Outpatients

**This is a fixed-term / secondment opportunity for 12 months to cover maternity leave.**

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking, proactive and highly motivated Sister/Charge Nurse to join our team and work with the Lead Nurse in leading our team in the ongoing development of our Outpatient services.

You will be managing our outpatient nursing teams at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, providing care for patients attending outpatient appointments.

Main duties of the job

Manage staff to ensure the effective operation of the team.

Ensure effective skill-mix and appropriate management at all times.

Demonstrate leadership by example.

Demonstrate a positive attitude and high level of motivation by showing a strong commitment to the service.

Be responsible for the standard of nursing care delivered in work area.

Display evidence that staff provide holistic, evidence-based, patient-centred care.

Demonstrate that patients are involved in both decisions affecting their care and well-being and in service development.

Practice in accordance with the professional, ethical and legal codes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Trust's protocols and guidelines.

Be accountable for own practice and for the delegation of care given to more junior colleagues, support workers and students.

Be responsible for the standards of cleanliness in the clinical area and for a well-maintained Ward/Department environment.

Prioritise workload to meet targets.

Ensure that Nursing and Operational Management teams are alerted to quality issues.

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of hospital services for the population of Reading, Newbury, Wokingham and the towns and villages of West Berkshire.

At our heart we are a local hospital that works with NHS and social care partners to provide excellent healthcare services for over 500,000 people who currently live in our catchment area. We also provide specialist hospital services beyond the county's borders.

We employ more than 5,500 staff from 39 different nationalities and deliver care from a network of facilities across sites in Bracknell, Henley-on-Thames, Reading, Thatcham and Windsor.

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder works as an expert practitioner and is responsible for the delivery of patient-focused programmes of care, which address the complex and changing health and well-being needs of the client group in their clinical area.

The post-holder displays excellent communication and leadership skills, and is responsible for the day-to-day line management of the team for which they are responsible.

Responsible for standards of cleanliness in the clinical area and for a well-maintained Ward/Department environment. The Ward Manager is a budget holder and authorised signatory for financial and physical resources.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Pt 1/12) ((RSCN (Pt 8) if appropriate))
  • A qualification that will enable mentorship of students
  • Educated to a minimum of 1st degree level, or able to demonstrate evidence that working towards
  • Evidence of Leadership, Management and Speciality Development


  • Leadership / management qualification



  • 5 years post qualification of which 2 years must be in speciality
  • Recent clinical experience at band 6/7
  • Experience in facilitation, teaching, assessing, coaching
  • Detailed experience of Leadership/Management


  • Experience of successful Change Management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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