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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a seconded full time Senior Sister/ Senior Charge Nurse position, on Robert Hadfield 4 at the Northern General Hospital.

We are looking for highly motivated, experienced Sister/Charge Nurse to assist the Matron to manage both these acute Gastroenterology and Hepatology wards. The successful candidates will be required to work to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals PROUD standards and behaviours.

You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills.

You will be committed to providing high standards of safe, effective and compassionate care to this patient group in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about Gastroenterology and Hepatology and committed to improving the service.

If this sounds like you, we are very eager to meet you.

Main duties of the job

Postholder will provide leadership and management for Gastroenterology/Hepatology in patient provision.

Provide 24 hours continuing responsibility on the ward.

Ensure that the highest possible quality care is delivered within Gastroenterology and Hepatology and that it meets the expectations of individual patients.

Provide high quality services to patients on the ward and to patients in the wider speciality.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

GRaDE Care Group is comprised of 3 clinical directorates:
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Respiratory Medicine

All three directorates operate on the Northern and Central campus' although the acute admitting base for all of the specialties is at the Northern General Hospital. The Care Group has 11 acute base wards at the Northern General Hospital and one acute and one elective base ward at the Central Campus. Outpatient services operate on both campus' and are supported by the Patient Booking Hub at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of a maximum of twelve months due to maternity leave of the substantive post holder. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts and statutory maternity provisions.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • RGN Level one
  • NMC registered
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Continuous professional development
  • First degree or evidence of working towards one (demonstrating graduate attributes)



  • Extensive post registration experience In an acute NHS setting.
  • Relevant experience at junior sister/ charge nurse level.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a professional team
  • Specialist training relevant to working in an acute surgical setting.


  • Previous experience deputising for Senior Sister / Charge Nurse



  • Evidence of relevant post basic training and continuous professional development
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing, and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis, with groups, and the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Excellent performance management skills.
  • Highly developed leadership skills with excellent interpersonal skills - ability to form positive relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to manage own and others complex workloads under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work flexibly to cover the needs of the service Inc. bleep cover evenings and weekends.
  • Persuasion and influencing skills - ability to present ideas and proposals effectively.

Personal Qualities


  • Integrity - Cares about and knows the importance of doing the right thing and making a difference.
  • Integrity - Possesses a straight talking and honest, whilst being diplomatic, communication style.
  • Ownership - Loves being accountable and taking full responsibility for the running of their area.
  • Ownership - Driven to get things done to ensure that both they and their team achieve.
  • Ownership - Sets very high standards for themselves, their team and ward.
  • Delivery - Love to be in control and on top of everything that is going on in their area.
  • Delivery - Likes to be 'hands on' in the delivery of patient care within their department.
  • Delivery - Thrives on having lots going on and rise to the challenge of constantly switching between different activities and issues.
  • Delivery - Possesses a 'can do' approach to problems and will keep going when things are tough.
  • Relating - Gets a buzz out of developing others and takes great satisfaction from seeing their staff achieve and progress.
  • Relating - Pick up on other people's needs sensing when something is wrong.
  • Relating - Good at explaining things in simple and straightforward ways that others find easy to understand.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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