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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will beprofessionally accountable for the maintenance of standards of professional practise and standards of care. Providing clinical leadership to the ward nursing team and providing direction and inspirational leadership to all members within the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be an identifiable senior clinical staff member, and team leader. They will have significant clinical experience, provide sound clinical expertise to their team, and coordinate and deliver high quality care.

They will be a professional role model for expert clinical care, and lead on specific projects / management functions as delegated by the Lead Nurse. They will role model the identified Trust values at all times. They will lead a team of staff, providing support and leadership to junior sisters/charge nurses, junior registered nurses including students, HCAs and colleagues from other disciplines

They will be activity involved in Unit and Trust activities and be aware of significant changes and developments in general surgery. The post holder will be accountable for the operational management of the ward on a day by day basis ensuring a safe, effective quality service is delivered to patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

The role requires you to lead and manage a team of nurses with varied skills and experience. You must have energy and enthusiasm to oversee the delivery of safe and effective care, explore new and innovative ways of working to drive forward the Trusts` Strategic Priorities and Annual Objectives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high standards of patient care, providing supervision and leadership to a team with a diverse range of experience and skills. You will be expected to be a role model for the team and committed to improving patient outcomes. You will be a strong and effective leader, be able to ensure a smooth patient journey planning and delivering appropriate care for admissions and discharges, quickly identifying clinical problems and taking appropriate actions as well as deputising for the Matron in their absence.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN Level one
  • NMC registered
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Continuous professional development
  • First degree or evidence of working towards one (demonstrating graduate attributes)



  • Extensive post registration experience
  • Relevant experience at junior sister/ charge nurse role
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a professional team


  • Specialist training relevant to Surgical Services / colorectal surgery
  • Academic courses relevant to role -Leadership and management course

Skills and Knowledge


  • Speciality clinical skills - care of patients with complex needs
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing, and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
  • Ability to manage organisational change
  • Excellent performance management skills.
  • Highly developed leadership skills with excellent interpersonal skills - ability to form positive relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to manage complex workload under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Persuasion and influencing skills - ability to present ideas and proposals effectively.


  • IT literate with a working knowledge of Lorenzo and EDMS

Personal Qualities


  • Cares about and knows the importance of doing the right thing and making a difference.
  • Possesses a straight talking and honest, whilst being diplomatic, communication style.
  • Loves being in charge/control and takes full responsibility for the running of their ward.
  • Driven to get things done to ensure that both they and their team achieve.
  • Sets very high standards for themselves, their team and ward.
  • Loves to be in control and on top of everything that is going on in their ward.
  • Likes to be 'hands on' in the delivery of patient care on their ward.
  • Thrives on having lots going on and rises to the challenge of constantly switching between different activities and issues.
  • Possesses a 'can do' approach to problems and will keep going when things are tough.
  • Gets a buzz out of developing others and takes great satisfaction from seeing their staff achieve and progress.
  • Pick up on other people's needs sensing when something is wrong.
  • Good at explaining things in simple and straightforward ways that others find easy to understand.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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