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Sister Critical Care

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic career opportunity in forward thinking critical care environment.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Sister/Charge nurse position within the Critical Care department at The QEQM Hospital Margate.

We pride ourselves on delivering consistently high standards of holistic care. This is reflected in our CQC reports, ICNARC data, performance metrics and feedback from patients, relatives and visitors to our unit.

We have a busy, mixed level unit admitting emergency and elective patients from a variety of specialities.

We are afriendly, supportive and dynamic team with a strong commitment to professional development. Critical Care is fully committed to audit, research and forward thinking this provides a dynamic environment conducive to gaining additional knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and innovative and self- motivated sister/charge nurse to join our well established and diverse team. You will be expected to act and support our large workforce, to set and maintain the high clinical standards we all aspire to. The ideal candidate will have had minimum 3 years as a Band 5 within critical care and have the critical care course. You will need to demonstrate a pro-active and adaptive approach to support the ward managers and staff. You will need a positive mind-set and hold an interest in working within a fast-moving unit. The candidate must be a effective communicator, who can demonstrate problem solving skills with the ability to work under pressure, managing staff and delivering patient focused care. They will be able to demonstrate flexibility to meet the varied demands of the role as required.

There are excellent development and educational opportunities. This will help develop the right skills, the right set of behaviours and culture in order for us to motivate and engage our colleagues.

At EKHUFT the learning and development team for the trust, support through each step of their journey, from the first management role and beyond.

We will offer both classrooms based learning and bespoke advice.

Applicants must have:
  • Critical care course
  • Extensive clinical leadership/team management experience
  • Expert skills in caring for both Level 2 and Level 3 patients
  • A Degree or equivalent level of education and experience

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse Degree in Nursing or working towards degree or equivalent


  • Minimum 2 years experience working as a Band 5



  • Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG, Verification of Death, IV Drugs and ILS


  • Respiratory Experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


QEQM Hospital

St Peters Road



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