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Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse - Paediatric Emergency Department

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
13 Mar 2024
Are you a motivated individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment, who aspires to deliver high quality, patient-centred care within a team of innovative professionals? If so, we would value you in our team!

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, you will contribute to the development of the Emergency Department team and support the Band 7 Ward Manager in the delivery of a consistently high quality and cost-effective service and will be expected to deputise for the Ward Manager as required. You will have excellent communication skills and high clinical standards with a passion to make a difference for patients and staff alike. We have in house training courses, taught by our senior nurses/ACPs and practice development team. Further to this, you will have access to trust led training modules.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities: Promote and set high standards of professional nursing care and maintain the delivery of quality care within the trust values, policies, protocols and guidelines. Provide professional nursing leadership to staff within sphere of clinical responsibility. Lead and motivate staff by giving clear direction and setting achievable objectives. Responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. Maintain a high visible presence within the clinical area ensuring that patients, visitors, healthcare staff and the multidisciplinary team, have access to senior staff at all times. Act as an effective professional role model and expert clinician. With the Senior Sister or Charge Nurse contribute to the ward or department philosophy and models of care to ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented. Ensure that all staff understand the significance of this philosophy to practice, monitoring its impact on the patient experience.

Person Specification



  • Current RN +/- RN, registration with NMC and any other relevant post registration qualifications
  • BSc Degree in relevant field (Desirable - Masters degree and evidence of working towards)
  • Post Reg. qualifications for specialty area
  • Leadership development programme.
  • Teaching qualification /experience and accredited NMC before mentorship course
  • Evidence of team leadership and change management with relevant management/leadership course.



  • Significant demonstrable experience within specialty with evidence of professional development.
  • Managing recourses and contributing to departmental budget.
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines and managing resources.

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road



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