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sister ward 2 (26)

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an aspiring senior staff nurse looking to develop their management skills and undertake a Band 6 role within the Short Stay Surgical Unit.

This is a fixed term post for ten months.

Ward 2 comprises of 25 beds, 6 of which are monitored for higher acuity patients and acute post- operative patients. Ward 2 cares for patients with general surgical, urological, gastro and vascular problems. It is a fast paced, busy and an exciting ward to work on.

We work closely with SAU and general surgical downstream wards and utilise the surgical discharge lounge to enhance patient flow. We also work closely with a wide variety of the MDT to enhance patient care. We accept patients from SAU, AED and ICU

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have line management responsibility and would be expected to manage people alongside training and clinical supervisory responsibilities.

The development sister/charge nurse role will contribute to the operational management of a safe and quality service delivery on Ward 2, management of the workforce, budgetary oversight, patient experience, recruitment and retention of staff and effective patient management and flow.

An important aspect of the role will be promoting a positive, supportive working environment which values and supports staff. Good leadership and communication skills are essential, and this will need to be demonstrated at interview. Individuals should be flexible and be able to demonstrate they are an excellent role model with the ability to develop positive and professional interpersonal relationships.

The applicant should be dynamic and forward thinking, with the ability to influence, drive and sustain change and improvements in patient care. They must have a sound knowledge and a keen interest in General Surgery, Urology and Vascular surgery.

The role will include shift patterns to cover the 24 hour period.

Informal discussions can be made to Emma Watson on 10274 383202.

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, final salary pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.

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 see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Minimum 2 years Band 5 experience
  • Change management skills and experience. Experience of staff management.


  • Management of clinical risk experience
  • Varied clinical background
  • Practice Development knowledge/experience



  • IV Skills
  • Good verbal and written command of English
  • Computer literacy including email, data entry, PowerPoint
  • Leadership & communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Effective listening and interpersonal skills


  • Leadership course/qualification
  • Presentation skills
  • Appraisal Skills



  • RGN


  • Diploma/Degree in Adult nursing
  • Teaching & Assessing in practice qualification SLIP/ENB6590/998 or will work towards this qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Ln



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