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Night Sister/ Charge Nurse - Band 6

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Hospital at Night model proposes safe clinical care at night. The post holder will work as part of a team supported by Patient Flow and the Critical Care Outreach team. The principle role will be to provide professional, advanced clinical support and advice to the junior doctors, nursing staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team working within the Trust.

The post-holder will practice as a Night Sister/ Charge Nurse and will undergo additional training as part of the developmental role to become a Night Nurse Practitioner.

You will be skilled in assessment, examination and treatment of patients within an agreed scope of practice. The post holder will be an effective member of the Hospital @ Night team coordinating activities to ensure appropriate and timely care for acutely ill adults.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will:
  • Hold physical assessment skills in order to assess patients primarily on the inpatient wards
  • Have the ability to determine an appropriate course of action based on their assessment to prevent clinical deterioration of the referred patient
  • Be expected to contribute to the education and development of staff within the team and on the wards
  • Be able to identify a deteriorating patient as a priority in their workload
  • Be aware of the need to escalate and facilitate a patient to the appropriate level of care

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centered care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC or HPC and any other relevant post registration qualifications
  • Demonstrate experience within specialty with evidence of professional development
  • Evidence of team leadership

Skills and Knowledge


  • Clinical Assessment skills
  • Competent in clinical assessment and documentation

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital



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