This job has expired

Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the speciality medicine directorate for a band 6 nurse to become one of Acute Medicine and Endocrine Wards, - Castle Ward as a deputy managers' / ward sister. You would be working alongside other band 6 nurses , supporting the band 7 ward manager within an established nursing team.

Castle ward is a 27 bedded area which cares for both male and female patients. It is an acute Endocrine/Diabetic/acute medical ward within Worthing Hospital.

Main duties of the job

This post would suit a dynamic individual with good leadership skills to co-ordinate the ward's nursing team daily activities. Relevant knowledge and clinical experience in the provision of excellent patient focused, evidence-based care delivery is essential.

The opportunity would suit a mentor with excellent communication skills, who possesses substantial experience at band 5 level, preferably within an acute medical setting.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent professional development and having ideally pursued a leadership course, together with having studied a Diabetic module that would be advantageous. You will be supported within your role by a ward manager, and matron.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the development, planning and co-ordination of specialist treatment within a ward or department.

Assess patients, plan, implement and manage care.

Carry out specialist nursing procedures, and be clinically competent.

Provide specialist advice to patients and carers.

May be required to supervise a team of nursing/therapist and support staff.

Be able to oversea the ward running in the absence of the ward sister / ward manager.

Be a good role model to junior members of the team.

See Job Description & Person Specs for full details

Person Specification

Experience/ Qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse (level 1) Degree level, with significant post-registration experience (specialist or general, depending on requirements of the position)
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and students, and possess or be working towards being a Practice Supervisor or Assessor Supervisor.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team members. Demonstrate advanced communication skills to support patients and their carers and convey sensitive information, overcoming barriers to communication.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills. Manage the conflicting demands of team leader and clinical responsibilities.
  • Substantial experience in an acute medical environment.
  • Involvement in carrying out clinical audit including co-ordination, evaluation and service development.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Able to plan and prioritise a complex and unpredictable caseload efficiently.
  • Leading meetings.
  • Proven understanding of clinical governance with risk management, its importance and its application.


  • Evidence of post-graduate experience and attendance at specialist courses
  • Proven ability to deliver training sessions to patients and staff
  • Qualification in Diabetes
  • Leadership qualification
  • Experience of change management and introducing service improvements.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert