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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse Critical Care

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title - Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse Critical Care

Hours per week - 37.5 Hours Per Week - Part Time Hours would be considered

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary - (�35,392 - �42,618) per annum

Closing Date- 01/05/2024

Interview Date- 07/05/2024

We are looking to employ Band 6 Critical Care Nurses to assist in the leadership of our critical care unit.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards and evidence-based practice.
  • Provide clinical leadership and direction to nursing team
  • Act as a role model for all nursing staff within the unit promoting professional practice at all times.
  • To take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the clinical area.
  • To deputise for the Senior Sister in their absence

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Co-ordination of the rostered shift allocation, referring to senior sister if appropriateor available.
  • Maintain clinical competence of self and others as determined by service need and job description. Tasks to include male catheterisation, ECG, Venepuncture, IV administration, Cannulation and X-ray requesting under group protocols.
  • To frequently manage patients of all age groups with challenging behaviour such as violent and aggressive, under the influence of alcohol, mental health problems, sudden death, adult bereavement and patients who are a threat to themselves and others.
  • To facilitate and build team working between nurses and the multi-disciplinary team to effect high standards of care.
  • Ensure that risk assessments are complete as per Trust policy for manual Handling, Health & Safety and other relevant areas of concern.
  • Ensure that equipment and the environment support the delivery of high standards of care at all times.
  • Maintain a good standard of communication with the multidisciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives and colleagues.
  • Provide specialized information and advice to patients, relatives and carers and other professionals in the provision of acute medical care.Managerial
  • To support the Senior Sister to review staffing requirements using a proactive approach to retention and recruitment of staff

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Level of experience in Critical Care
  • Post basic qualification relevant to post
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of ongoing development


  • Leadership course or mentoring course

Experience and Knowledge


  • oRelevant clinical experience
  • oDemonstrate commitment and ability to support staff teaching, research & education
  • oProven leadership skills, including team building, change management


  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage resources

Skills and Abilities


  • oProven clinical skills
  • oGood communication and interpersonal skills duties, including moving and handling of patients
  • oPhysical capability to perform nursing duties, including moving and handling of patients.
  • oTo demonstrate the ability to work under pressure
  • oAbility to lead and motivate staff


  • Evidence of innovation within current areas of practice.
  • Evidence of the ability to facilitate changes in practice

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work flexible rostering with appropriate notice to meet operational needs of the organization.
  • Honest
  • Responsible
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to form positive working relationships



  • Able to maintain professional appearance

Trust Values


  • Effective open communication
  • Excellence and safety in all that we do
  • Challenge but support
  • Expect respect and dignity
  • Local healthcare that inspires confidence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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