Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum. Pro rata if part time.
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new ward in Spring 2024!

Specialising in patients with dementia, this state-of-the-art ward incorporates modern design and new technology, and we are looking for a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to join us on this ground-breaking journey as we shape the future of elderly healthcare, support early effective discharge, where appropriate, and contribute to our elective recovery programme.

By joining us now, you will have the unique opportunity to be part of this new venture right from the start. This means you can contribute your ideas, expertise, and skills to help shape the new ward's culture, policies and procedures whilst experiencing new, and innovative ways of working.

Please note this opportunity is for an experienced Registered Junior Sister/Charge Nurse with current NMC registration.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to take a key role in the management and leadership of the ward/unit deputising for the Ward Leader in their absence.To be responsible for patient assessment, planning of care, giving and supervising safe and compassionate care, and evaluating the effectiveness of care.

See attached job description for main duties and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting www.experiencesalisbury.co.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification which is attached.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and training


  • The post holder will be a first level registered nurse with a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in Nursing or equivalent level of knowledge
  • NMC approved Assessor or Supervisor qualification.
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development



  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Band 5


  • Evidence of interest of working in Elderly Care

Knowledge & skills


  • Evidence of being caring and compassionate with a good understanding of managing patients with complex needs.


  • Experience of managing/supervising a team

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury Foundation Trust



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