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Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward 28

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse within the Trauma & Orthopaedic Ward at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

We are a busy ward, offering care to patients undergoing trauma, orthopaedics & plastics care. This requires our staff to have excellent assessment skills, with ability to prioritise a busy workload alongside our multi-disciplinary teams.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive, motivated and experienced Nurse to work as part of the Trauma/Orthopaedic Unit. The post will support the Senior Sister of Ward 28 in providing management and leadership to the team.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and skilled individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide an effective, high quality patient focused service, with a clear understanding of the issues in relation to the management of orthopaedic / acute trauma & plastic surgery patients.

You will be expected to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and work within national policy frameworks and guidelines relevant to the patient group and specialty area.

It is essential that you have a good understanding of the challenges in relation to Trauma & Orthopaedic and the skills required to support patients, families and carers following an emergency or elective procedure. You must demonstrate excellent clinical skills, a strong team management approach and be open to new ideas and innovative ways of working.

Main duties of the job


To support and assist the departments senior sister based on Ward 28 in the management of the Trauma and Orthopaedic unit and nursing staff.

To provide leadership to teams of nurses in the delivery of multidisciplinary, high quality patient centered care.

Ensures, along with the departmental senior sister, the implementation and adherence of Trust, National and professional policies, whilst ensuring all team members develop both professionally and practically.


The job holder is expected to work with the minimum of supervision.

The job holder is expected to ensure the effective, efficient and economic use of the unit's clinical resources

The job holder will assist in maintaining a safe environment in the unit for patient's staff and visitors.

The job holder will identify areas of practice development and lead development in defined areas.

The job holder will assist as part of the clinical governance agenda in the development and implementation of audit systems to improve quality and standards of patient care/satisfaction

The job holder will comply with the Trusts Information Governance Policy and Code of Practice

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Minimum 2 years Band 5 experience
  • Change management skills and experience. Experience of staff management.


  • Management of clinical risk experience
  • Varied Clinical Background
  • Practice Development knowledge/experience



  • IV Skills
  • Good verbal and written command of English
  • Computer literacy including email, data entry, PowerPoint
  • Leadership & communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Effective listening and interpersonal skills


  • Leadership course/qualification
  • Presentation skills
  • Appraisal Skills



  • RGN
  • Teaching & Assessing in practice qualification SLIP/ENB6590/998 or will work towards this qualification


  • Diploma/Degree in Adult nursing



  • Infection Prevention & Control


  • Ability to discuss the political nursing agenda and current national agendas and themes
  • Ability to discuss evidence based practice
  • Awareness of the current Trust initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane



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