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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 on Ward C03 Elective Orthopaedic Unit at Chapel Allerton Hospital. We are looking for a forward thinking, motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 to join our team.

Are you looking to develop your leadership and management skills? The successful candidate will work closely with the senior sister and nursing team alongside an experienced medical and multidisciplinary team, providing specialist care within the pre-admissions, post-operative area and the rehabilitation ward and the enhanced care unit. We are looking for a forward thinking experienced nurse who can provide clinical leadership in the development of the department to deliver high quality safe care. We are a caring and friendly team working collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

The unit provides planned orthopaedic surgery for patients requiring hip replacement, knee replacement, soft tissue knee reconstruction, shoulder and foot surgery.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work alongside the band 7s to lead and manage a team of approximately 55 staff to ensure the smooth and proficient delivery of the service provided to our patients. This is also an opportunity to work alongside a highly specialist multi-disciplinary team, and to gain experience in Elective Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery, as well as delivering high quality, patients centred care.

You should be flexible, well organised, resilient and able to meet the challenges and demands of a busy and diverse clinical speciality

About us

We have a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. We treat patients from across the Yorkshire region and complex conditions for patients from a wider area.

We are leading the way in innovative procedures including same day discharge for joint replacement and enhanced recovery. Our role as a teaching hospital and work in research and development help to keep us at the forefront of new developments and treatments.

You will need to be flexible and committed to making a positive difference to assist in leading our team to provide the best patient experience in all aspects of patient care delivery, working in accordance with The Leeds Way Values.

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.

Person Specification



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


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post



  • Significant post registration experience at staff nurse level or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues
  • Audit and standard setting
  • Local and national nursing agenda


  • Chemotherapy competencies.
  • Change management/improvement projects.
  • Clinical Experience within the specialty.

Skills & behaviours


  • Compassionate and caring, Capable of lateral thinking
  • Motivator of self and others
  • Positive approach to change
  • Assertive courageous

Additional Requirements


  • Able to manage and identify stress in self and others
  • Team player
  • Learns from incidents and complaints
  • Uses initiative to resolve issues within their own control

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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