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Sister/Charge Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting employment opportunity to join Ward 3 has arisen as part of a strategic transformation in Cancer Services. The post holder will join the Senior Nursing Team providing leadership and expertise within the Inpatient Department to all patients under the care of Consultants at Weston Park Hospital and within the Cancer Network. This will include delivering a range of anti-cancer therapies and supportive care to patients.
  • To support this development an exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated, experienced, creative and forward thinking individuals to join the team.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to support the Matron in taking forward Ward 3 through management, leadership and development of the unit and ensuring patients receive the highest standards of care.
  • The post holder must possess excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills alongside a vision for service development.
  • The post holder will work in close liaison with the Matron and senior sisters ensuring the provision of high quality care within the resources available.

An informal visit is recommended.

Main duties of the job

  • Support Senior Sister / Charge Nurse in ensuring the highest standard and quality of nursing care is delivered.
  • Undertake and support in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for symptom support or end of life care.
  • Exercise judgement in assessing wide ranging patient problems and promote options for optimum patient care.
  • Maintain effective communication with all patients, carers and members of the Healthcare team.
  • Act sensitively, confidentially and with empathy in demonstrating understanding of wide ranging physical and emotional needs.
  • Work unsupervised, in the community setting within Trust Guidelines, Policies and Procedures and the NMC codes of conduct, seeking advice on non-routine matters from line managers or Duty Matron.
  • Ensure accurate, contemporaneous and timely care records, both written and electronic.
  • Adhere to infection control policies and practice.
  • Exercise professional judgement by applying skills and knowledge to the safe ordering, custody and administration of drugs.
  • Provide specialist advice to patients, carers, healthcare assistants and students
  • Develop and provide specialised nursing care to a diverse range of patients and support to carers on the ward.
  • Care for acutely unwell patients.
  • Support patients and families in preparation for discharge or around the end of life and bereavement.
  • Lead a team of qualified, support and student team members.

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 a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Weston Park Cancer Centre is the specialised cancer services directorate within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust providing oncology services across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. It is a centre for outpatient and inpatient non-surgical cancer care, including chemotherapy, and is one of the leading Radiotherapy Centres in the country.

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



  • Registered nurse (valid with NMC)
  • Competent in chemotherapy administration
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.


  • Post registration study and qualification, e.g. leadership, end of life care, oncology
  • Completion of short courses in HR functions, e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal.
  • Degree level qualification (or working towards)
  • PgCert should only be desirable

Further Training


  • Experience of managing change in a large organisation


  • Management qualification



  • Evidence of management and leadership qualities
  • Significant post registered experience


  • Core systemic anti-cancer therapies competency
  • Management experience

Other Factors


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet needs of the service

Special skills/Aptitudes


  • Effective communicator, leadership skills, ability to participate in education of others
  • Assertiveness

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Weston Park Hospital


S10 2SJ

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