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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Endoscopy

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Endoscopy

Division: Medicine & Emergency Care

Care Group: Endoscopy

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Interview Date: 7th May 2024

We are recruiting for a Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Endoscopy who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

Provide strong clinical leadership skills, supporting, energising, inspiring and empowering others in pursuit of a shared vision to ensure the effective management of the department.

In co-ordinating the day-to-day management of the clinical area, delegates duties and careappropriately, whilst maintaining overall responsibility.

Ensures that staffing and skill mix is maintained, at all times, to a level that does not compromise patient safety, including appropriate request, deployment and supervision of temporary staff

To be involved in the development, assessment and implementation of guidelines, protocols and pathways

To provide leadership, support and guidance to staff in monitoring the planned delivery and evaluation of individualised care

Ensure safe and effective care for complex patients requiring advanced clinical skills

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is for a Band 6 Clinical sister/charge nurse to work in a 2 roomed Endoscopy Unit. This post will include leading the unit on a daily basis and taking a lead on patient satisfaction surveys, audits, staff development and appraisals, managing sickness and absence and supporting the unit leads.

The role will encompass specific responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care and expertise within the clinical area.To help lead and coordinate the clinical, managerial and educational requirements of the of the clinical area ensuring the highest standards of nursing practice and care are delivered as reflected by the unit philosophy.Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of services users and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centred care principles

A knowledge of Endoscopy is essential and exposure to leading a team of staff would be beneficial. A minimum of 2 years as a band 5 is required.

The unit has JAG accreditation and this in turn offers some great learning specific to the role with the ability to progress in your career should you wish.

Person Specification



  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • BSc / 1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification / training / experience
  • Mentorship / teaching qualification



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice
  • Awareness of clinical governance and risk management issues



  • To include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill and other challenging situations
  • Experience of teaching / assessing / supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Proven experience on managing a ward including management of rotas, managing competencies, resources and staff



  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate with others
  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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