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Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have exciting opportunities available to join our Emergency Department team at Russells Hall Hospital as senior sister/charge nurse.

If you enjoy a challenge and are highly motivated, organised and have excellent communication skills this is the job for you.

We offer flexible working and have excellent staff engagement to encourage innovation.

The post holder will have24-hourresponsibility for delivering high quality patient care within their designated area ofthe Emergency Department, and will provide effective clinical and managerial leadership including the organization of the department and prioritization of activities within agreed establishments and budgetary controls. He/she will be expected to embrace new operational challenges and proactively encourage the workforce to respond positively.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Matron, Lead Nurse and Clinical Director to embrace changes and new ways of working, to develop and monitor services and performance to enhance and improve the quality and standard of care delivered to patients within the Emergency Department.

Main duties of the job

To be an expert clinical practitioner providing effective leadership within the designated area ofthe Emergency Department.

To manage and monitor daily staffing levels and skill mix to comply with agreed staffing levels and resources to ensure that appropriate 24hr nursing care is provided.

To participate in theoff dutyrota, ensuring a Senior Clinical Nurse manages the shift at all times.

To be responsible for patient's progress along the agreed care pathways within specified timeframes, which are supported by the implementation ofevidence basedpractice.

To act as a clinical expert to others providing clinical information and advice to junior staff, multidisciplinary team members, patients and relatives.

To assist the Matron, Lead Nurse and Clinical Director in the continuous improvement of the quality of patient care through the implementation of clinical governance activities.

To manage a defined team of staff effectively to include individual staff performance, appraisal, personal development plans, sickness and absence and disciplinary processes, keeping Matron and Lead Nurse up-to-date with identified staff management issues.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of professional development and regular study
  • Education to or study at degree level


  • Evidence of undertaking recognised teaching course
  • ALS



  • Substantial experience since qualification in an acute medical setting
  • Substantial experience since qualification in an acute medical setting at band 6 level
  • Effective leadership skills and understanding leadership theory


  • Experience of service planning and managing change

Communication and relationship skills


  • Skilled practitioner who can act as a role model
  • Able to work in a team and develop others
  • Flexible and responsive to change

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road



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