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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse Ward 2, Alex

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Are you enthusiastic about developing your nursing career? Are you looking to establish yourself in a role providing leadership and management to junior team members? If so, we may have the job for you. We are currently recruiting for a Band 6 Junior Sister / Charge Nurse on Ward 2 at the Alexandra Hospital.

Ward 2 is a busy 22 bed acute medical ward specialising in diabetic and endocrine medicine. Patients on our ward have complex needs and you will be liaising with the wider MDT to meet the needs of our patients. As a Sister/ Charge Nurse you will be expected to support the management structure to provide a consistent high standard of nursing practice with particular emphasis on quality and clinical standards.

We are looking for a dedicated nurse with the skills to thrive within a fast paced environment with the ability to cope under pressure who is keen to pursue a leadership role.

The ideal candidate will have excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills, with a willingness to develop managerial skills in order to be both a role model and mentor, supporting the wider nursing team.

In turn we will offer you opportunities to develop your skills as a leader. We have an excellent clinical education team and fantastic resources available within and outside the trust to offer you a wealth of opportunities to continue your professional and personal development.

Main duties of the job

To lead the nursing team in the provision of high quality, research based, nursing care that is patient focussed.

Provide support to the Ward Manager in the general management of staff including delivering appraisal reviews, managing the off duty, recruitment selection, and the supervision of junior members of staff.

Utilise clinical audit systems to help monitor and improve standards of care throughout the division and to highlight areas of concern.

To assist with the management of the ward effectively and efficiently within allocated resources.

To foster a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in line with Clinical Governance and provide leadership on the Trusts values and behaviours.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose:

To act as team leader for clinical staff.

To be responsible for clinical and non-clinical management of a ward area in the absence of the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse.

Key Duties:

Operational Responsibilities
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining communication and relationship both internally and externally.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and foster good working relationships with all multidisciplinary teams, both internal and external.
  • Provide and receive complex and / or sensitive information from patients and staff. For example, breaking bad news to patients, giving complex information about procedures and their outcomes, dealing with performance issues, holding staff meetings. Able to support and talk to distressed patients, visitors, and staff members.
  • Responsible for cascading information to ward staff and chairing staff meetings from which minutes are provided.
  • Make use of electronic internal / external mail and Internet systems as appropriate and necessary.
  • Deal effectively with comments, complaints, or incidents that affect staff and users of the ward in accordance with complaints, risk management, or human resources procedures.
  • Bring to the attention of the Senior Sister/Charge any factors which may adversely affect patient care or service provision.
  • Report all serious incidents to the appropriate Manager / Director within 24 hours these include Never Events, serious falls, and grade 3 or 4 pressure ulcers.

Please refer to supporting document for full Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register
  • First degree or willingness to undertake
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification
  • Specific speciality related qualification / equivalent experience


  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • Higher Degree



  • Can demonstrate a specific interest in area of work
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Student Mentoring
  • Recent qualification or extensive experience of working in an acute setting


  • Proven knowledge base / experience in speciality
  • Experience of appraising staff

Knowledge & Skills


  • Good organisational / time management skills
  • Ability to record and deal with accurate facts, figures and information
  • Able to interpret and adhere to Trust and departmental policies protocols, procedures and guidelines
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Flexible to change in demands of service
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to identify personal development needs.
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to support unregistered staff / students
  • Ability to identify and manage risk


  • Competent to undertake venepuncture / cannulation

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure
  • Ability to provide leadership and support to junior members of the team
  • Able to deal with the emotional aspects of the post e.g. terminal illness, trauma, chronic / critical illness
  • Able to deal with exposure to bereavement and challenging behaviour
  • Enthusiastic & assertive
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Motivated
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive



B98 7UB

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