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Ward Sister / Charge Nurse - MEOC

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6, ward sisters committed to delivering high quality care to join our elective orthopaedic service at Mexborough Elective Orthopaedic Centre for a 9 month secondment.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) working in partnership with Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BH) and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) are opening a dedicated orthopaedic hub for the people of South Yorkshire, with health professionals undertaking hip and knee replacement inpatient procedures alongside foot and ankle, hand and wrist, and shoulder day case surgery.

The Montagu Elective Orthopaedic Centre (MEOC) facility will feature two state-of-the-art theatre units, two anaesthetic rooms and a recovery suite, in addition to 12 inpatient beds.

As the ward sister you will work with the ward manager to provide high quality clinical care for patients presenting with a variety of orthopaedic elective surgeries, you will create an environment where the patient is central to all decision making and the delivery of high quality compassionate care is every body's prime objective.

For further information about MEOC please visit

Main duties of the job

You will support the ward manager to lead and co-ordinate the clinical, managerial and educational requirements of the MEOC ward. This includes acting as an expert resource to the ward team and the wider multi-disciplinary team to support them in the delivery of high quality patient focused care, and ensuring all staff are work in a professional manner and all registered staff are working as accountable practitioners. The post holder will be a mentor to the student nurses allocated to the ward and ensure an excellent learning environment for the ward team.

We expect that you will be fully dedicated to person-centred care and that you will work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that patients receive a tailored management plan which ensures the elective orthopaedic patient follow the planned surgical pathway reviewing both current issues and proactively looking to prevent potential issues which may arise.

To be part of our team the successful candidate have recent experience of caring for patients in a ward setting, have excellent leadership and clinical skills, as well as evidence of continuing professional development, have drive, ambition, passion, a flexible approach and dedicated to working in this modern, high quality environment supporting best practice for orthopaedic patients following GIRFT recommendations.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belong and Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience at Band 5
  • Scope roles relevant to speciality
  • Evidence of ward/dept management under supervision
  • Development of knowledge and skills in speciality


  • Evidence of management responsibilities already undertaken



  • RN with current registration
  • Up-to-date knowledge of professional issues.
  • Teaching certificate (or evidence of working towards)
  • Demonstrate professional post-registration development


  • Participation in management development courses.

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Montagu Hospital

Adwick Rd


S64 0AZ

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