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Junior Sister

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will deliver patient care on a daily basis. They should be expert in all areas of nursing care from patient's admission to discharge, which facilitates clinical practice development. As nurse in charge they have overall responsibility for day-to-day management of their clinical area and for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining associated records. They will manage, support and lead a team of nurses in the delivery of evidence based patient-centred care, which is of a high standard. They will assist the senior sister in the management of staff including appraisal, rota's, recruitment and selection and the supervision of learners. They will provide advice and support to patients, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team. Utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching, they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources and liaise with the senior sister at all times. The will provide leadership on the Trusts values and behaviours.

Main duties of the job

To assist in the management of the unit on a day to day basis by appropriate deployment, delegation and supervision of all grades of staff. To act as a team leader on shift. To facilitate an improvement in the quality of healthcare for patients. To help provide a conducive working and learning environment. To support the senior sister to promote evidence based nursing practice within the department.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you passionate about older peoples nursing, and the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate care?

Do you possess strong clinical leadership skills and love developing and supporting a team?

Is making a difference to your patients and being an inspirational to your team fundamental to you?

If your answer to these questions is yes, the Ward Sisters role may be right for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit the Ward Sisters post in Hindhead Ward at the RSCH. Hindhead ward is a 30 bedded ward that specializes in the acute care of older people and sits within the portfolio of Acute Medicine, Access and Support. Supported by the matron, you will be responsible for the delivery of care working closely with the Consultant and the multi-disciplinary team. The ward has already achieved the Quality mark for older peoples care.

This post offers a tremendous opportunity for service development, and for the post holder to be in a position make a real difference to the older persons pathway, and experience within the hospital environment

There are opportunities to develop your confidence and your clinical skills in a supportive environment, to building and extend your existing managerial and clinical knowledge.

This is a full time position.

If you have experience as a senior staff nurse and a recognized teaching qualification, we would love to hear from you. For information, please contact Doreen Ting , Senior Sister on Hindhead ward 01483 571122 ext 4692 or Laura Treacy, Matron on 01483 571122 ext 6306.

For more information, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Part 1 or 12
  • Recent post qualification or equivalent experience in acute setting
  • Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge


  • Teaching qualification ENB 998 or City & Guilds 730 or equivalent
  • First degree
  • D32/33 [A1]NVQ Assessors Award



  • Demonstrable experience within acute hospital setting
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility / competence
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, cannulation and venepuncture
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in acute NHS setting
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management.
  • Evidence of research based practice


  • Clinical audit
  • Evidence in changing practice and project management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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