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Ward Sister / Charge Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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  • Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key motivations ?
  • Do you love developing others to become excellent at what they do?
  • Is making a difference and going the extra mile for patients fundamental to you?

If your answer to these questions is yes, the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse role within our Women's Health ward may be right for you.

The Women's Health ward cares for patients undergoing elective and non -elective surgical procedures for gynaecology and breast. The opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team for a one year fixed term secondment.

The successful post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.This is a really exciting time to be a Sister/Charge Nurse in this speciality. You will lead and drive forward this nationally renowned service and be pivotal in improving the pathways for our patient group.

Main duties of the job

To be a top Sister or Charge Nurse you will require a strong sense of ownership of your clinical area and demonstrate leadership qualities as a role model to our nursing workforce. You will be honest and approachable, able to work as part of a team, and work in a fast paced environment whilst consistently providing high standards of patient care.

The job isn't for everyone but for those who have the right strengths and motivators it is energizing and rewarding.

This setting offers huge potential to further develop your clinical, leadership and management skills. Applicants will have demonstrable post registration experience in an acute hospital setting and preferably a real passion for Women's Health services.

Successful candidates must be friendly and enthusiastic with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Teaching course
  • Relevant clinical course
  • Bsc degree


  • Recognised Leadership course



  • Significant relevant clinical and managerial experience in a senior position
  • Proven track record of leadership
  • Evidence of clinical competence and regular clinical practice
  • Experience of effective budgetary management
  • Demonstrates awareness of clinical efficiency measures

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of working as preceptor/facilitator/mentor
  • Reflective in Practice
  • Experience in leading others and Responding to learning needs
  • Able to develop and deliver evidence-based care
  • Demonstrates commitment to service improvement in clinical areas
  • Evidence of contributing to practice development and research in clinical area
  • Willing to provide support to other clinical areas within the division
  • Understands importance of and own role in Clinical Governance and risk management
  • Demonstrates understanding of and engagement with quality issues
  • Evidence of involvement with audit and quality in clinical area



  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values of safety, kindness, teamwork and improving



  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Demonstrates understanding of good practice in Customer Care
  • Respects the privacy and dignity of the individual
  • Understands the implications of Equal Opportunities in practice

Personal and People Development


  • Able to manage a team including developing potential and performance management
  • Releasing Talent-develops performance via constructive feedback, development & encouragement.
  • Team Enabling - gets the best out of individuals & teams enabling understanding of what is required & ensuring they work towards a common goal.
  • Understanding the Context - takes account of how the bigger picture relates to the current issue, considers constraints & opportunities presented in a complex environment.
  • Responsiveness & Flexibility - responds flexibly to changing needs & seeks better ways to deliver services. Adopts a mindset that embraces change as an opportunity to progress
  • Achieving delivery - ensures goals are achieved and services delivered through personal commitment to make a tangible contribution to healthcare
  • Influencing Change - communicates clearly & effectively, deploying a range of different techniques to win support from others and bring about change

Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • Demonstrable understanding of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Knowledge of the NHS obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duties

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • Being familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control.
  • Completing all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.
  • Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College Hospital

Euston Road



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