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Sister / Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Surgery & Cancer in the recruitment of a highly motivated and dynamic band 6 nurse for Cedar Ward. The successful candidate must be an innovative, hardworking and enthusiastic adult nurse with a broad range of skills and experiences. You must possess and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills. We are seeking to appoint a compassionate and caring nurse who will be able to work closely with the ward manager to deliver outstanding care for the patients in East London & beyond.

For more information or to discuss in more detail please contact

Tahmina Sayani (Matron- Surgery)- or Zurka Iqbal (Senior Nurse-Surgery)-

Main duties of the job

Responsible for supporting the ward manager in the delivery of consistently high standards of care to meet the service of the patients and the trust objectives.The post holder will be a role model of the Barts Health values and key behaviours to all members oof the team and the wider MDT.As a senior member of the ward team, the band 6 will be a competent, confident practitioner who can care for and manage the deteriorating and acutely ill patient, escalating concerns to the appropriate medical and outreach teams.The post holder must have competent management and facilitation skills to co-ordinate and supervise the activity of ward staff, promote multi-disciplinary working and foster a supportive, learning environment.In absence of the ward manager, the post holder will assume responsibility for the effective operation of the ward, including audit and budgetary roles, that the ward environment is maintained in a clean safe way, and all staff follow the Trust infection control policy, dress code and all the other Trust policies and protocols.As a Registered nurse and the post holder is expected is expected to consistently act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

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


  • BSc or working towards



  • Minimum 1 years' experience within a surgical setting at a Band 5
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Experience at leading shifts
  • ?Mentorship, staff development, teaching and staff support


  • Previous experience at band 6 level



  • mentorship course or equivalent
  • Expanded clinical skills - IV drug administration, cannulation, phlebotomy etc
  • Standard setting and quality assurance
  • Intermediate Life Support provider or equivalent
  • Current nursing practice developments and NHS developments
  • BSc or working towards care of the acutely ill adult or equivalent


  • Specialist course or equivalent level of skill
  • Educated at degree level or equivalent
  • Importance of cost containment and budgetary management Advanced Life Support provider



  • Effective communication skills and courteous attitude with patients, relatives and MDT, promoting team, building and good working relations
  • Able to demonstrate management, leadership and organisational skills
  • Delegation skills, resource management
  • Clinical expertise, ability to work autonomously and as a team member.
  • Able to demonstrate computer literacy
  • Neat and coherent written skills with attention to detail
  • Role model for junior Colleagues


  • Knowledge of using CRS system
  • Experience in Patient Controlled Analgaesia & Epidural infusions
  • Experience to artificial feeding TPN & PEG feeding
  • Experience in Negative Pressure wound dressings & complex wound healing.



  • Polite, professional, caring manner & assertive when necessary
  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Enthusiasm & motivation
  • Innovative and creative
  • Maturity/ self-awareness
  • Evidence based practice in acute ward area.
  • Clinical supervision
  • Competency based assessment
  • Clinical audit and quality issues
  • Child Protection Legislation
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Health & Safety Data Protection Customer Care


  • Experience of clinical supervision
  • Budget experience
  • Healthroster experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Road


E11 1NR

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