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Band 6 Sister/ Charge Nurse-Emergency Department

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton Coldfield
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Emergency Department at Good Hope Hospital is seeking enthusiastic, proactive and motivated individuals to join our friendly and dynamic team as a Sister/ Charge Nurse.

As a Sister/ Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department you will be required to have well developed triage skills, be competent and confident to work in all areas of the department including Resuscitation and Minor Injuries, and have experience coordinating different areas of the department.

We recognised that training and development opportunities are vital, and our commitment to staff development is reflected in our protected supernumerary period and our dedicated Emergency Department induction programme, which is ran by our in house Clinical Education Team. You will be supported every step of the way by the senior nursing team, clinical education team, and your colleagues.

We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment that is committed to providing high quality care for all our patients. If you are seeking a busy, fast paced work environment, within an excellent team, then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and relevant professional guidelines,

They will regularly take charge of the practice setting or defined area of the practice setting / group of patients and take responsibility for ensuring the coordination and direct provision of high standard of holistic, patient centred care by assessing nursing care and health education needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for each patient.

To be designated to act as a deputy to the person holding continuing responsibility for the organisation and management of the practice setting.

To demonstrate and facilitate others to develop the necessary skills and experience in ward/department management and provide leadership in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

Use a range of techniques to set and monitor standards of clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to continually improve standards of care and patient experience.

To support the development and implementation of audit, quality and risk management initiatives.

To teach and act as a facilitator/ mentor /assessor / preceptor to nursing students, junior registered and unregistered staff, volunteers and work experience candidates, as well as participating in clinical supervision programmes as appropriate.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC register.



  • * Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff.
  • * Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD.
  • * Can demonstrate understanding /experience / willingness to be a practice based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student
  • supervision and assessment.
  • * Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration.
  • * Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff.
  • * Experience of mentoring undergraduate students.
  • * Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department.
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Good Hope Hospital

Rectory Rd

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B75 7RR

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