Skip to main content

This job has expired

Sister/ Charge Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated Registered Nurse with good communication and nursing practice to join our team and be part of new developments.

Our 31 bedded mixed Major Trauma and Orthopaedic Trauma Ward has 21 beds for acute admissions running alongside the Major Trauma Rehabilitation Unit which has 10 beds.

This is a professional development opportunity experience in specialty is desirable although not essential. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to further develop nursing practice with a team approach, uphold standards and ensure quality care is delivered.

There will be opportunity to develop managerial skills while retaining clinical expertise with support of Senior Sister.
  • Interview date: 15th May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is able to:
  • Support the Senior Sister with professional accountability and standards, ensuring professional practices in line with the requirements of the NMC and the Trust.
  • Ensure the provision of safe and effective patient care.
  • Support the Senior Sisterto ensure environmental standards and cleanliness are maintained in line with national and Trust Standards in the Ward / Department.
  • Act as a deputy and effectively manage the ward nursing resource when the Senior Sister is absent.
  • Support and contribute to the development of patient care and nursing practice within the ward, contributing to Trust projects where required.
  • Support the development of junior staff or students ensuring appropriate supervision and assessment is available.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP, acting as a deputy when the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse / Senior ODP is absent.
  • In areas within the organisation Nurses / ODPs may be banded at 6 by virtue clinical reasons, for example, critical care.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to staff, patients and carers within the Theatre or Department.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure systems are in place to provide the continuity of safe effective care for patients at all times.
  • Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • May be required to participate in an On-call rota as require

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / Operating Department Practitioner
  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Diploma in a health related subject, prepared to take degree level study
  • Specialist qualification if relevant to role or previous experience
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship)


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Relevant specialist qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Previous post registration experience which must be relevant and recent
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development
  • Understanding of professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context.
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Audit / research experience
  • Relevant clinical skills relating to the specialty e.g. cannulation / IV drug administration / scrub skills relevant to speciality / anaesthetic skills appropriate to speciality.

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert