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Sister/ Charge Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Great Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses have a strong sense of ownership of their wards and love to be in charge. They're honest and straightforward and they have high standards. They thrive on the busy nature of the role, they love being on top of things, they have a lot of drive and they keep going when things are tough.

The job is not right for everyone but for those who have the right strengths and motivators its energising, rewarding and they love it.Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key drivers? Do you love developing others to become excellent at what they do? Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you? If your answer to these questions is yes, the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse role in Newcastle Hospitals might be right for you.Newcastle Hospitals is a leading healthcare provider both locally and nationally, providing 'healthcare at its best, with a personal touch
  • Interview Date: 12 December 2023
  • 37 hours 30 minutes per week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

A key part of our Nursing and Midwifery strategy is to have an empowered and skilled, workforce, who are responsive to the needs of patients. We achieve this by ensuring staff feel supported, clinically, academically and emotionally through Continued Professional Development, Clinical Supervision and the Trust Professional and Leadership behaviours.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse in Critical Care Ward 18 ITU/HDU RVI

Ward 18 ITU/HDU has 10 Intensive Care Beds & 12 High Dependency Beds. All of which are used flexibly to the service and patient needs.

We can offer skills and experience in:
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Trauma & orthopaedics
  • Medicine
  • Surgery

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose
  • To support the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP, acting as a deputy when the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP is absent.
  • In areas within the organisation Nurses / ODPs may be banded at 6 by virtue clinical reasons, for example, critical care.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to staff, patients and carers within the Theatre or Department.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure systems are in place to provide the continuity of safe effective care for patients at all times. Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • May be required to participate in an On-call rota as required.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development
  • Understanding of professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding



  • Previous post registration experience
  • Specialist qualification if relevant to role or previous experience
  • Relevant and recent clinical experience


  • Audit / research experience



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma in a health related subject, prepared to take degree level study


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Relevant specialist qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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