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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inc
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Bracken ward is a Gastroenterology and Acute Medical ward at Whipps Cross University Hospital. The ward has 17 beds 11 of which are dedicated to Gastro patients.

The ward is now in the position to offer the right candidate the chance to join the team as a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse. The ward has a strong dynamic team that provide the highest standard of care to a group of patients with a wide range of Gastro issues and conditions.

We are looking for the right person to come and join the team. The right candidate will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to work within the team whilst also supporting colleagues. The post-holder will be required to be a team leader for a group of staff on a daily basis. The ward can be challenging due to the acuity and complexity of our patients but also very rewarding. There is a lot of opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills.

There will be the opportunity for further training and development for the successful candidate.

If you feel you are ready for the challenge of becoming a Band 6 on this busy and rewarding unit then please apply.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be part of the Ward team and contribute to the delivery of high standards of nursing care. The post-holder will be required to take charge of specific areas of the Departments and assist in the smooth running and organization of the shift team.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse



  • Acute medical experience


  • Experience in gastroenterology nursing



  • Intravenous accreditation
  • Prep for Mentorship course or equivalent
  • Fulfils KSF outline for Staff Nurse (Band 5)



  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptability to changing workload
  • Clear verbal communication between members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Communication with patients, NOK, carers regarding care plans and decision making
  • Clear and concise written documentation using and A-G clinical assessment format.
  • High level communication skills Role model for junior colleagues


  • Breaking bad news
  • Participation in quality improvement



  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Road


E11 1NR

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