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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - AMU

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
The Acute Medical Unit is a 24 bedded mixed specialty ward which admits patients from the Emergency Department (ED). All medical specialities are admitted through the unit unless speciality bed is required and available from ED on occasion we admit some surgical and orthopaedic patients depending on demand.

As a Band 6 junior sister/ charge nurse you will be responsible for promoting and implementing practice conducive to the development of high quality patient care by providing professional, clinical and managerial leadership. You will be expected to take charge of the Unit on a day to day basis in the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse and provide support and guidance to all staff.

A strong clinical background in acute general medicine is essential to this role to support the nursing team and ensure our patients receive the right standard of care.

Main duties of the job

AMU are looking for an experienced B5 , the successful candidate will be expected to take on the daily oversight and ward management in the absence of the Ward Sister.

You will:
  • have responsibility for assessment, implementation and of monitoring standards of patient care
  • monitor and support staff training and education for the team.
  • carry out risk management, report & share learning with team members.
  • have an understanding of budget control including an awareness of efficient use of both human and consumable resources and equipment.
  • have a good knowledge and the ability to manage patient flow, ensuring that patients are admitted and discharged to and from AMU in a timely manner to maximise emergency flow from ED and prompt specialist care where needed.
  • need to be able to adapt quickly to changing situations in terms of managing acutely unwell patients, encouraging timely escalation and management of the deteriorating patient.
  • ensure that the shift team you are managing are caring for patients to the highest standards and you will have oversight of all patients within the unit to provide assurance to the ward manager.

Applicants must be excellent written and verbal communicators and enthusiastic team players, be resilient, motivated and willing to embrace and able to facilitate change. Your reward for demonstrating these attributes will be a working with a supportive and growing existing team with development opportunities to enhance your career in nursing.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area
  • Proven experience and achievements at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching within clinical areas
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver enhanced clinical skills and practice

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Leadership ability
  • Time management of self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to problem solve complex situations

Education & Qualifications


  • RGN
  • Teaching qualification or courses relevant to specialty or studying towards


  • Relevant Diploma/Degree or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


County Hospital



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