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Sister/Charge Nurse - Harvey Ward

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum inclusive of high cost area supplement
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Are you a dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic nurse looking for the next step as a band 6, charge nurse in a specialist gastroenterology ward?

Then Harvey Ward could be for you, we are looking for an gastroenterology experienced nurse to join our team to support our drive for excellence.

Harvey ward is a 20 bedded gastroenterology ward specialising in the care of patients with conditions such as acute gastric bleed, eating disorders, acute alcohol detoxification and Crohns disease along with treating patients with haematology and oncology conditions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual seeking to advance in their career and their first charge nurse role..

We are a diverse team who strive for further improvement and will we will be able to support you to develop and enhance your knowledge in both gastroenterology, leadership and management skills.

You will be providing patient centred care, putting the patient at the heart of what you do, you will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, striving for excellence.

Main duties of the job

The band 6 sister / charge nurse is an experienced nurse who must be able to interact at all levels of the nursing and midwifery profession. The individual is expected to represent the department they work supporting the clinical leadership team as well as the clinical team to support in the delivery of high quality, standardised evidenced based care.

You will work with a variety of different clinical specialists including. Key working relationships will include:
  • Associate Director of Nursing
  • Head of Nursing
  • Matrons
  • Department / Ward manager
  • Clinical site management team
  • Ward / department team
  • Wider MDT
  • Specialist discharge team

About us

This is an exciting time for PAHT. Over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey, leading us to ourbrand new hospital. You'll be supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, staff and the future direction of our services.

Our people demonstrate energy and commitment towards improving the care and experiences provided to our patients and the drive to be an 'outstanding' organisation.

It's never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide effective clinical and holistic individualised family centred care to the patients and families, ensuring delivery is to the highest standard.Maintaining evidenced based practice is performed at all times, being responsible for updating own knowledge and skills in line with the Trust polices, multidisciplinary team and the NMC Code. Developing leadership skills, actively participating in service development. To take charge and run the ward on a shift by shift basis, supporting the ward manager to deliver a well lead unit, act as an advocate for both staff and patients to ensure safe care to our patients.

For a full Job and Person Specification please see attached documents

Person Specification

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised and flexible to work under pressure
  • Enthusiastic with a passion for nursing and team work


  • Demonstrate ability to lead a team using the Trusts values
  • Demonstrate ability to work with the multi disciplinary team

Knowledge & Skills


  • Experience of safeguarding (3) o
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and concentrate on tasks in a busy environment (3) o
  • Evidence of ability to set own priorities in relation to patient care and work independently Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and concentrate on tasks in a busy environment (3)


  • Previous experience working in relevant acute ward setting (3)
  • o Evidence of presentation/teaching skills (3
  • Management skills related to leading a ward team



  • Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship

gastro and haematolgy experienced nurses


  • 2

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Hamstel Rd


CM20 1QX

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