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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - HDU

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - HDU

Division: Planned Care

Care Group: Peri-operative & Critical Care

Band: 6

Salary: �33,706 - �40,588 per annum/pro rata

Interview Date: Thursday 6th June 2024

We are recruiting for a Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Must have critical care experience for at least two years.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will be expected to deputise the Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse and act as a role model for junior team members in the delivery of high standard and nursing care.

As a Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse you will provide strong clinical leadership skills by supporting, energising and be able to empower others in the pursuit of a shared vision to ensure the effective management of the ward.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

The NHS are striving towards we work flexibly as a workforce, we want to ensure that you can work in a way that is best for us, our patients, and importantly for you. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide strong clinical leadership skills, supporting, energising, inspiring and empowering others in pursuit of a shared vision to ensure the effective management of the Intensive Care Unit.

To be responsible for the teaching , supervision, assessment of students and junior staff.

To attend and participate in team and unit meetings, to exercise leadership, coordinate and manage the nursing team.

To demonstrate effective management of staffing levels in accordance with the needs of the service.

To provide an effective specialised resource (practical and theoretical) within the High Dependency Unit.

To be responsible for developing clinical skills and knowledge through on going education and life-long learning, ensuring that nursing practice is up-to-date and evidence based with the scope of practice.

Person Specification



  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register.
  • BSc / 1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification / training / experience
  • Mentorship / teaching qualification
  • Critical care experience of at least two years



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Awareness of clinical governance and risk management issues
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice



  • Proven experience of effectively leading the care and management of critically ill patients
  • Experience of teaching / assessing / supervising others in a clinical setting

Values Based Question


  • How do you demonstrate respect and dignity?

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway NHS Foundation Trust




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