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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse Adult Emergency Department

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Feb 2024
We have a vacancy for a 6 month secondment for Band 7 clinical charge nurse in the Emergency Department

NUH is a Major Trauma Centre covering the East Midlands. It is the home of the new series of 24 hours in A& E. Our busy Emergency Department is one of the largest in Europe. We see and treat approximately 170,000 patients per year and up to 700 patients per day.

Do you enjoy being a leader and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team?

Is a fast paced working environment for you?

Are you looking to demonstrate your management skills?

Can you deliver high standard patient centred care?

We are looking for a 7 clinical Charge Nurse/Sister to work within the Emergency Department . This exciting role requires a highly motivated individual, who has the ability to problem solve complex issues, whilst being a visible and supportive Nurse in Charge, clinical advisor and compassionate leader.

Faculty of Emergency Nursing (FEN) training and development programme is available for all ED nurses.

Guaranteed Continual Professional Development (CPD) from FEN in order to support proficiency and competency in the workplace plus contribute towards revalidation.

Career pathway in emergency nursing through the FEN programmes under pinning opportunities for promotion and progression.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.

Demanding and challenging, this role will engage all of your existing skills, and build on them. Your operational expertise and knowledge will maximise the consistency and effectiveness of the service we provide and the excellent standards we strive to achieve.

Can you spot talent and develop individuals within your teams? Do you seize every opportunity to provide education and coaching in the clinical setting?

You will be a registered nurse with substantial post registration experience in an acute setting at a Band 6 level and significant ED experience. You will be an effective leader and role model and will be expected to manage the department and use your experience to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance, working flexibly as a member of the departmental team.

About us

Medicine division employs 2800 staff across both City and QMC campuses.

We have a wide range of specialties from the emergency department to cardiac surgery. We also have hospital@night and hospital@day services. Within the urgent and emergency care directorate there is DREEAM which is the department of research and education for emergency, acute med and major trauma.

The Medicine Division at NUH compromises of 11 specialties including the emergency department and major trauma centre with over 2,500 staff and a budget of over �180 million. Split across two sites this large Division offers varied opportunities across with both urgent and emergency care priorities and elective care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Formed in 2006, we are now one of the biggest and busiest acute Trusts in England. We provide services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities. We also provide specialist services to a further 3-4 million people from neighbouring counties each year. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) boasts a turnover of over �900 million and 14,000 staff is one of the biggest and busiest acute teaching trusts in Europe. We strive to deliver an exceptional range of patient care, teaching and research, including many regional tertiary services.

If you are interested in this new opportunity and feel you can offer motivational and dynamic leadership to this team please apply.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications


  • Current level one NMC registration
  • Degree in health / nursing related studies
  • Teaching & Assessing Qualification
  • Possession of Mentoring Course
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Formal leadership and management training / course
  • Research training/experience
  • ALS provider



  • Significant post registration experience to include management/leadership experience, including ED experience at Band 6 level.
  • Supervision of non-registered staff, pre-registration and post basic students
  • Evidence of ability to mentor
  • Ability to manage the clinical area efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to lead change and lead new ways of working


  • Audit or research within the clinical area
  • Formal teaching of groups of staff
  • Budget management

Communication and relationship skills


  • Able to present and receive complex information within the multi professional team
  • Demonstrate negotiation and influencing skills
  • Assertiveness skills and the ability to deal with conflict
  • Team player who can initiate, delegate and complete projects
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and understanding of personal accountability
  • Ability to support colleagues, patients and relatives/carers in distressing circumstances


  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team
  • Demonstrate leadership for the management of change

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to respond to, prioritise and analyse complex problems/situations and ensure effective interventions are put in place.
  • Ability to generate and present reports and documents
  • Deal effectively with clinical issues within defined procedures/guidelines
  • Demonstrate insight in the use of data to influence patient care and services


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current issues related to NHS strategy and policy
  • Use of clinical benchmarking to influence patient care (Essence of Nursing
  • Ability in the use of appraisal, personal development review and training needs analysis
  • Use of the knowledge and skills framework

Planning and organisation skills


  • Co ordinate the activities of the dept as a whole, redeploying staff effectively to ensure excellent, timely and safe patient care
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills demonstrating an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  • Clinical expert, to have completed all scopes of professional practice.
  • Teaching & coaching skills
  • Demonstrate the personal development of members within a team.
  • Ability to guide staff during complex situations
  • Assertiveness


  • Demonstrate ability to effectively lead a team
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management
  • Experience in strategic planning for a service

Physical skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties, including manoeuvring patients
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres


  • Evidence of moving and handling training
  • Keyboard skills

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Confidence


  • Successful implementation and management of a nursing change process
  • Evidence of formal teaching experience
  • Attendance at conferences / study days

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


QMC campus

Derby Road



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