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Sister/Charge Nurse (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join the Centre for Neuroscience as a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse.

Ward L17 is a 22 bedded Neurological ward caring for wide range of Neurological conditions. The ward sits in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts Centre for Neurosciences Clinical Services Unit (CSU) treating patients from across the Yorkshire region and complex conditions for patients from a wider area.

We are looking for a knowledgeable, committed, and resilient nurse to help lead and maintain our high standards, embed routine and manage the day-to-day care of our patients within the unit.

The Leeds Centre for Neurosciences has an established programme for continual learning, training, and development opportunities to enhance and develop your skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will act as a role model, promoting quality evidence-based practice, developing the nursing team and ensuring effective management of the ward in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work autonomously and have excellent communication and organisational skills. They must work with The Leeds Way and Trust values at the centre of their care, for both patients and colleagues. They must be able to demonstrate current and on-going personal development and evidence of their contribution to change management/service development within their current post.

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

About us

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 continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the 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)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification



  • Significant post registration experience at staff nurse level or equivalent
  • Audit and standard setting
  • Standards of professional practice


  • Clinical Experience within the specialty.

Skills & Behaviours


  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Compassionate and caring


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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