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1967 - Lead Nurse

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a 12-month secondment as Lead nurse for an orthopaedic elective unit. This unit as 12 protected beds for elective Orthopaedic procedures only. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to expand their skills further and work closely with the Arthroplasty nurse driving the team forward with the Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Total Hip and Knee arthroplasty surgery.

You will provide effective leadership, expertise, advice and support to a ward team and ensure the provision of the highest quality care to patients and their families. To ensure the safe, effective and efficient overall management of the ward within allocated resources and in accordance with Trust wide Policies and Procedures consistently to maintain and improve patient care and experience. You will have 24 hour continuing responsibility for maintaining a safe environment and as Lead Nurse you will be responsible for determining how objectives are set for the service delivery of the ward will best be achieved.

The interview date for this role will be 21/05/2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in close laison with the Matron and the Patient Services Manager as triumvirate working is paramount to drive this service forward

You will be responsibile for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of clinical, professional and managerial standards.

If successful you will need to be able to support good clinical practice, be responsible for the leadership and operational management of the ward in allocating resources ensuring appropriate management of anything that threatens to affect the safety of the environment or to compromise the care of patients.

You will be expected to take a lead in ensuring the quality of service delivered within the sphere of responsibility by managing standard setting, monitoring performance against local and national standards working along side the arthroplasty nurse by promoting Patient related out comes and how we compare with other trusts. Interaction with patients and relatives to obtain feedback is a vital part of this role to help you participate with the Matron to handle, investigate and respond to complaints as appropriate, in a timely manner

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • 1st level registered nurse (equivalent to 1st degree) plus two years experience at either Nurse Grade F or Band 6 plus additional qualifications including Assessing and Mentoring qualification and additional relevant degree (or evidence of working towards a degree)
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality linked to demonstrable clinical competencies.
  • Basic life support training


  • NVQ D32/33 Assessor Course



  • Demonstrable experience of taking charge of a ward environment.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of nurses.
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving.
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints.

Knowledge and awareness


  • Thorough speciality knowledge relevant to the department.
  • Understanding of audit and research methodologies.
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues.
  • Handling clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Awareness of equality and diversity.


  • Knowledge of web site access.

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Relevant specialist skills and abilities for the ward/ department.
  • Excellent managerial, leadership and organisational skills (compatible with organisationally defined leadership values and attributes.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent teaching and training and preceptorship skills.
  • Able to motivate and develop a team of staff.
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change.
  • Able to work across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise.
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Administering medication under patient group directives.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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