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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Grundisburgh Ward

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? Do you have a passion for Elderly Care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and well-motivated registered nurse with a strong commitment to nursing patients on our Grundisburgh Ward in Care of the Elderly.

You will be a key member of the ward nursing team to ensure high quality care is delivered. You will be part of a multi-professional team.

You will be required to work across the Trust to help facilitate patient flow and achieve the standards set within the National Clinical guidelines.

You will need to have:
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • An ability to make safe and speedy clinical judgments in an emergency situation
  • The desire to develop your clinical skills and knowledge in relation to care of the elderly with complex conditions such asdementia and Parkinson's disease
  • Evidence of teaching, mentoring and supporting other staff
  • Excellent communication and team work skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Proactive attitude in supporting the ward sister in maintaining the highest standard of care .

You must be patient focused, flexible, adaptable and capable of thinking laterally.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure that safe, effective and holistic patient care is delivered.
  • Be responsible for assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care in partnership with patient, carers and consultants.
  • Coordinate the ward and to help facilitate safe discharge .
  • Support the staffing patch bleep out of hours.
  • Supports the ward sister in performing clinical audits and to action any area which require an improvement.
  • Accurately observe patient's condition and initiate appropriate action.
  • Administer medication safely to patients, including IV and cytotoxic drugs using evidence based guidelines.
  • Undertake evidence based care for a variety of indwelling central venous catheters.
  • Maintain accurate, timely patient records and relevant data collection.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, visitors and all members of the multi professional team
  • Participate in patient/carer education e.g. advice about patient's condition/needs, health promotion in particular in relation to endocrine conditions.
  • To safely use clinical equipment relevant to own work area.
  • Order investigations and blood tests within scope of practice.
  • Undertake venepuncture and cannulation plus any specialist clinical skills such as venesection which are required by the area

About us

One of the largest Trusts in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oExperience leading teams
  • oClinical expertise
  • oCoaching/Mentoring
  • oManaging change
  • oEvidence of managing and improving the patient experience


  • oPrevious experience at Band 6
  • oEvidence of involvement in research and audit
  • oEvidence of teaching/assessing
  • oInterviewing recruitment skills



  • oRegistered Nurse First Level
  • oPost registration qualification relevant to area up to post graduate diploma level
  • oILS certificate as relevant to the area
  • oStudent assessor


  • oNursing / Management degree
  • oWillingness to undertake further academic study
  • oNVQ assessors qualification



  • oSound evidence of clinical ability
  • oArticulates understanding role of Band 6
  • oArticulates understanding of prioritising clinical issues
  • oArticulates understanding of managing clinical risk
  • oProvides evidence of ability to make changes in nursing practice
  • oIT skills


  • oSickness absence management
  • oRota management
  • oBed management and patient flow

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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