Junior Sister

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa pro rata incl outer london HCAS
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will provide high quality nursing care working within a cohesive multidisciplinary team.

The expectations within this job description will be met through leadership, hands on clinical practice, education and training, and research.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical Practice
  • Professional leadership and management
  • Education training and development
  • Evaluation of care and research
  • Human Resources

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver and maintain agreed standards of nursing care with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure that nursing care is patient focused and that patient dignity and privacy are maintained at all
  • Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients and colleagues and that equal opportunities are
  • Take an active role in maintaining effective communication with all disciplines, patients and
  • Takes responsibility for a group of patients as the named nurse
  • Able to assess the short term needs of the area and ensure they are met. Understands how to seek advice and support from outside the clinical area
  • Maintain up-to-date accurate nursing records, ensuring that confidentiality is respected at all times
  • Work with nursing and other healthcare professions, patients and their relatives/carers to assist in the timely discharge from the Centre through appropriate discharge planning in conjunction with the Discharge Co-
  • Able to use reflective practice as a method of ensuring that appropriate effective nursing care is delivered to each
  • Safely administer prescribed medications and to monitor their
  • Ensure competency and safe maintenance of all medical devices within the sphere of responsibility.
Professional Leadership and Management
  • Supervise and support all junior and unqualified members of staff and all new members of the team.
  • Report all serious untoward clinical incidents in the appropriate manner to the Ward Manager
  • Attend and participate in ward/departmental meetings as
  • Assist the ward manager in managing the resources required in the provision of care, with an awareness of the financial implications of all
  • Take responsibility for the ward/department for rostered shifts including the deployment of staff when ward manager not available.To develop an understanding of Clinical Governance/Risk
  • Ensure confidentiality of all patient and staff information at all times.
Education, Training and Development
  • Maintain own mandatory training
  • Assist in creation of a learning environment for all staff that is conducive for
  • Maintain own professional and personal development as agreed in
  • Be aware of own limitations and the need for continuing education and personal
  • Participate in Student Nurse Education and assessment in accordance with the university
  • Use all opportunities to advocate Health
  • Participate in Clinical
  • To maintain personal records of continuing professional development in order to meet PREP
  • To promote a professional image at all times, and be accountable for own clinical
Evaluation of Care and Research
  • Promote evidence-based
  • Participate in the Clinical Governance
  • Participate in any Clinical Audit programmes within the Centre and the evaluation of own practice.
  • Utilise research to enhance nursing
Human Resources
  • Be aware of and adhere to all of the relevant Trust Policies and Guidelines eg sickness reporting, absence management and the uniform
  • Information relating to patients, employees and business of the Trust must be treated in the strictest confidence.
Health and Safety
  • To be responsible for Health and Safety requirements in own area of work and to promote the safety and well being of other staff and patients. It is the responsibility of every employee to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and for the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by what they

Person Specification

Education and qualification


  • Registered Nurse with NMC Registration Post-registration education Evidence of other courses and training appropriate to specialty


  • Mentorship Course



  • Recent clinical nursing experience Negotiating and liaising within a multi- disciplinary team Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care. Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping


  • Experience of training students Participation in audit research projects service development

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues Time management skills Able to demonstrate reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency. Knowledge of evidence based practice


  • Knowledge of infection control Knowledge of current clinical and professional issues Understanding of Clinical Audit & Clinical Governance

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital



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