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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward 26 - January 2024 - October 2024

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
This is an ideal secondment opportunity, however you must seek approval from your current manager that they can release you from your current position

The opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 7 Senior Sister to join the vascular l team to cover maternity leave.

We believe this is an extraordinarily exciting time to join a team embarking on an innovative transformation and implementation of a shared single vascular service across West Yorkshire. This should give opportunities to contribute to pathways of care, and introduce new ways of working and technologies, with the ultimate aim of delivering outstanding care to our population.

We believe this change will allow for future research, education, rotation, and working differently experiencing a wider range of Nursing opportunities.

Ward 26 is currently a busy 28 bedded mixed sex vascular surgical unit, supporting patients with complex vascular conditions. It has a multidisciplinary focus and works alongside the teams in Leg Ulcer Clinic and outpatients.

Through the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) the below five Trusts have agreed an ambitious programme to create a shared single vascular service to provide safe, effective, patient focused, outstanding care across West Yorkshire in the form of the West Yorkshire Vascular Service (WYVaS). This dynamic and ambitious move will make us one of the largest vascular services in the country covering 2.4m people.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will work alongside a strong, cohesive, and well established team. Our work to develop a true single service is testament to our commitment to this innovative change, development of new ways of working, and the strength of relationships.

The applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide an effective and high quality patient focused service, with a clear understanding of the issues in relation to the management of vascular patients.

You must be enthusiastic and passionate about delivering high standards of patient centred care ensuring patients receive seamless care in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team both across organisational and professional boundaries.

It is essential that you have a good understanding of the challenges in relation to vascular services and the skills required to support patients, families and carers following an emergency or elective procedure. You must also demonstrate excellent clinical leadership skills, a strong team management approach and be open to developing and progressing new ideas and innovative ways of working.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit Matron Joanne Taylor, on 07773357080 or Deputy Matron Shauna Flanagan on 07979387525 or

Closing Date: 29.09.23 (This date may change dependent on the response)

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 12 months working at band 6 level
  • Experience of participating in clinical audit
  • Experience in policy development
  • Budget and financial management experience
  • Experience of leading/managing a team of staff
  • Change management experience


  • Experience in Vascular Surgery



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills using a systematic, thorough and logical approach
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Mentoring and counselling skills
  • Change management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Computer literate
  • Analytical approach to problem solving


  • Presentation skills



  • Knowledge of change management processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national and Trust's targets and priorities
  • Evidence of current CPD
  • Recruitment and Selection, Appraisal and other relevant HR/People management training


  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of patients attending an outpatient setting
  • Management Development Training



  • RGN
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g. ENB 6590 (998) or equivalent
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience


  • Post registration qualification / training in area of clinical specialty and/or an Outpatient setting
  • ENB courses applicable to specialism

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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