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Sister/Charge Nurse Intensive Care Unit

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:
  • The assessment of care and health education needs
  • The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.

To be designated to manage the ward/department and/or act as a deputy to the person holding continuing responsibility.

Develop leadership skills and experience in the management of the ward/department.

To promote and participate in the implementation of the RUH Nursing strategy:

Reviewing nursing practice and implementing appropriate changes based on research/best practice.

Developing and implementing Audit, Quality and Risk Management initiatives.

Participate in clinical supervision programmes as appropriate, and to teach and act as a facilitator/mentor/preceptor to nursing or non-nursing staff.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to work clinically within the multidisciplinary team, maintain high standards of practice while supporting staff on a shift by shift basic and provide clinical leadership and decision making.

The post holder will be required to be an enthusiastic and integral member of our established and committed team, and provide and supervise the delivery of excellent patient care. The candidate will provide effective clinical leadership and management of the team in the Intensive Care Unit and demonstrate the ability to manage their time by prioritising and organising their working. They must demonstrate current personal development have a good understanding and involvement in improving patient safety, risk reduction and development of others and general support for peers, junior and senior colleagues.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centered care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Due to the nature of this role, we require candidates who apply to have current right to work in the UK. We value and encourage all international applications to please apply to work with our trust to do so via our international nursing campaign. Please follow the link below.You can get in touch at

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC as a registered nurse with extensive critical care nursing experience
  • Adult critical care course certificate


  • Management and leadership training



  • Significant experience within critical care setting.


  • Demonstrates an insight into management issues

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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