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Clinical Sister/ Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work as a member of the Surgical Short Stay team based on ward 12. Providing clinical leadership and management support. Developing and evaluating best practice within the department. The post holder will deputise for the department manager as required.

Surgical Short Stay is a general surgical ward providing flow for the surgical assessment unit for emergency patients.

Main duties of the job

  • Act in accordance with NMC Code and be accountable for own practice and professional actions at al
  • Contribute to the development of the roles of nurses, midwives, nursing associates in the best interests of patients and these professions in accordance with the NM
  • Maintain an identifiable clinical presence, and when occasion requires, work in practice undertaking relevant clinical activities to support teams, maintain own clinical competency and to support staff in developing clinica
  • Demonstrate clinical practice expertise through personal practice and by leading by example
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model for effective clinical leadership enabling and facilitating others to take forwar
  • Acquaint the Associate Directors of Nursing, Group Directors of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Practice Facilitators, Modern Matrons and Ward/Department Managers with professional, operational, or clinical concerns and promote professional practice at all times.

  • About us

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

    We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

    Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

    We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

    By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

    The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Development of Positive Practice Environments
  • Support continuous improvements to service provision by maintaining current and up to date knowledge of best practice and by creating an environment of trust and respect, enabling staff at all levels to contribute to decision
  • Contribute to the creation of positive teams and working environments, to support the implementation of Shared Decision Making and encouraging individuals and teams to demonstrate initiative in developing quality improvements which are evidence based and patient focused
  • To support clinical areas to achieve Gold in their Ward Accreditation
  • Maximise opportunities to share good practices and innovations with colleagues locally and nationally
  • Support ways to promote and celebrate excellence in practice e.g. staff recognition awards or promoting and sharing successes in clinical
  • Support and direct elements of specific corporate nursing, midwifery and nursing associate projects originating nationally, regionally and locally e.g. CNO Shared Governance: Collective Leadership
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection and retention o
  • Represent the Trust on external professional groups and network with colleagues from other organisations as

  • Quality Management
  • Assist the Clinical Education Lead and other stakeholders in the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and audit of nursing, midwifery and nursing associate policies, protocols, guidelines and standards ensuring that they meet current practice and professional
  • sure that quality standards are set and monitored against internal and external benchmarking processes and that clinical risk management and clinical audit are an integral part of practic
  • Act as resource for staff to access and raise awareness of national and local policies that will impact upon clinical practice and influence the delivery of patien
  • Understand key governance requirements relating to nurses, midwives and nursing associates and support practice staff in ensuring these are maintained, escalating any concerns as necessary.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    UHCW NHS Trust


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