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Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse in Emergency Care, Band 7

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in Emergency Care will be responsible to the Matron and the Trust, jointly contributing and assisting with service delivery for the Emergency Department and the Medical Division. The role incorporates a 24-hour responsibility managing and effectively leading the clinical nursing team alongside other agencies. The post holder will be a role model, providing regular direct clinical care. In addition, they will ensure effective use of non-clinical time to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance and facilitating the modernization of patient services.

The post holder is required to hold a registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and maintain standards in accordance with UK law, the NMC, Trust and EU guidelines. The Senior Sister / Charge Nurse in Emergency Care will report to the Matron, with responsibility to ensure budgets, workforce and staff development are in place to ensure delivery of quality, safety, financial and workforce targets and be professionally accountable to the Divisional Director for Quality and Nursing for Medicine.

Main duties of the job

1. Highly visible, accessible, authoritative and influential figure on whom staff, patients, families and carers can rely, to ensure the fundamentals of care are delivered effectively and efficiently.

2. Provide professional leadership to nurses, midwives and students, acting as a role model within the department, medical division and the Trust ensuring that competence in managerial and clinical practice is both developed and maintained.

3. The post holder will be expected to take a lead on bed management, coordinating admissions and transfers of patients from and to the Unit to maintain good patient flow.

4. Provide assurance to the Chief Nurse and Divisional Director for Quality and Nursing that there is continuous improvement in the delivery of clinical services within the Department and are tailored to the needs of the patients.

5. Provide clear clinical leadership for nursing, working flexibly as a member of the Emergency department team to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated and where necessary improved.

6. The post holder will deputise for the Matron as required

7. Support the development of nursing skills in all aspects of the role providing expert clinical knowledge and specialized advice.

8. Provide nursing leadership, set and maintain professional nursing standards, provide professional nursing advice and direction to the staff.

The post holder will be professionally and managerially responsible for the named staff in the unit at any one time.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the NMC or HCPC United Kingdom
  • Recognised Degree/ Diploma in Nursing
  • Immediate Life Support


  • Advanced Life Support or Advanced Paediatrics Life Support Course (EPLAS/APLS)
  • Minor Injury/ Illness



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
  • Enhanced Knowledge and experience of working as a Junior Sister
  • Experience Managing a Team

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required fulfilling the role
  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment
  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team, senior nurses

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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