0248 - Sister/Charge Nurse

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work as part of & lead our team as a band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse on General Surgery B (Ward 36).

We are looking for a Band 6 who is a highly motivated, experienced individual with leadership skills, who is committed to working as part of our team.

We are dedicated to delivering a high standard of evidence-based care, ensuring a supportive, friendly and safe environment for both patients and staff.

You will be expected to take a lead role in improving patient care and providing support and guidance to junior staff. In addition, you will be required to undertake all aspects of ward management including staff off duty. You will take responsibility for ensuring safe, effective & quality patient care is being delivered. Previous experience in an acute ward setting is essential and a minimum of one year at Band 5 level.

You will also be required to have effective interpersonal/communication, decision-making and team working skills. It is essential that you have in-depth knowledge of current healthcare issues, risk management and clinical governance as well as quality, audit and its application.

Main duties of the job

Maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures.

Responsible for the safe custody of medication, including checking and administration.

Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement.

Manage the ward in the absence of the lead nurse

Complete the e-roster for the ward staff and authorise NHSP shifts

Ensure safe skill mix on the ward

Complete return to work interviews

Complete Route Cause Analysis

Deal with concerns and complaints at a ward level

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route.

**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Please see further details below.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.



  • 1st level registered
  • Evidence of post registration education and development
  • 998 or equivalent

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Current healthcare issues
  • Quality, audit and its application
  • Clinical Governance
  • Risk management
  • Health and Safety
  • Confidentiality
  • Statutory and professional requirements



  • Experience at E grade in general surgery

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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