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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Full-time permanent position within the Day Surgery Ward at UHCW NHS Trust.

DSU ward is looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated, dedicated applicants to work in a very busy and highly diverse workforce who can lead the night team to deliver world class patient care and experience. Successful applicants will be working in a team of highly efficient and result driven staff.

DSU ward is a multispecialty surgery unit providing pre-operative and post-operative care for Urology, Gynaecology, Breast, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Vascular and Vascular access procedure. The unit also provides services to Paediatric Day Unit, Eye Day Unit and Pain Management patients.

The role involves leading the night team within DSU ward (Ophthalmology Day Unit, DSU Ward (Day and Night Team) and Clinics on rotational basis. Providing an Evidence Based Practice to pre-operative and post-operative as well as overnight stay surgical patients. The post holder is expected to have a minimum 2-year surgical experience. The successful applicant is expected to undertake a rotational shift to work on days.

Must have enrolled, currently undertaking or completed practice assessors course, Band 5 Registered Nurse Development Program or currently undertaking the program or any Registered Nurse Leadership course.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 6th December 2023.

Main duties of the job

o Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times

o Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

o A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development

o Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated/audited.

o Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities including HR, resource, and bleep-holder responsibilities as appropriate.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and frequent administration of invasive tests/procedures.

Develop and educate staff, participating in supervision, mentorship and appraisal as required

Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.

Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need

Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all times.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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