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Sister/Charge Nurse (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of dynamic and motivated nurses to join our existing band 6 team on J81 Surgical - Oncology ICU at St James's Hospital. If you are enthusiastic to ensure high quality patient centred care is delivered, and are passionate about staff engagement, wellbeing and education then this could be the job for you.

They should have a current NMC registration, educated to degree level or demonstrate equivalent professional experience in particular caring for and managing the critically unwell patients. A recognised teaching qualification is essential.

Main duties of the job

The Jobholder will carry 24 hour continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the ward/department. Providing professional, clinical and managerial leadership, and supervision for the nursing team. The jobholder is responsible for developing and maintaining the unit philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate safe and quality care delivery, and having a focussed approach to care for those who care for our patients.

About us

Surgical-Oncology ICU is a 16 bed unit where you will have the opportunity to develop level 2& 3 critical care skills. We care for multi-specialty surgical patients, including Upper GI, Colo-rectal, gynaecology, HPB, urology, pancreatic and thoracic surgery. We also care for patients who have undergone renal transplant. Oncology patients requiring Level 2& 3 care will also be cared for on our unit. We also admit acute patients from ED or from the wards. We are an enthusiastic, multicultural team, passionate about delivering high quality patient centred care. Opportunities and support regarding education and integration into the team will be provided. We work within the Leeds Way values, ensuring we are the best place to work. Adult Critical Care is committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice so that our organisation is an inclusive,welcoming,and inspiring place to work,regardless of age,disability,trans identity,or history

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The jobholder will play an essential role assisting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse with the 24 hour continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the ward / department. They will contribute to the provision of professional, clinical, managerial leadership and supervision for the nursing team. The jobholder is responsible for helping to develop and maintain a ward or departments philosophy that has the patient at the centre of compassionate safe and quality care delivery. By assisting with managing the administrative and financial aspects of the ward, the jobholder will support the cost effective use of resources.

As an experienced nurse the jobholder will assist in co-ordinating activities on the ward or department ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support to qualified and unqualified nurses within the ward/dept. He/she will play a key role in the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The jobholder will act as a role model, promoting quality evidence-based practice, developing the nursing team and ensuring effective management of the ward/department in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

The job holder will hold the bed bleep out of hours ensuring safe staffing and patient placement at St Jamess.

Person Specification

Skills & behaviours


  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess qualified and unqualified staff
  • Demonstrates problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and met deadlines whilst paying attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Time management skills


  • Clinical leadership
  • Appraisal skills



  • Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for childrens areas (Level 1 or 2)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification


  • Critical Care course



  • Significant post registration experience at staff nurse level or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues
  • Clinical experience within the speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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