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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse (Endoscopy)

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to join Endoscopy at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust. You will be required to work Trust-wide, working flexibly over weekends and on-call as required. Reporting to the Endoscopy Unit Manager, you will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of the Endoscopy Unit support to the Unit Manager support training for the Endoscopy team and provide effective communication across the multi-disciplinary team. In addition, a contribution to the attainment of JAG Accreditation and operational delivery of key performance indicators within the Endoscopy Unit will be expected. You will be expected to undertake, in the absence of the Unit Manager, key operational management duties such as HR and day-to-day Unit supervision.

Main duties of the job

You will have a strong engagement approach and be able to demonstrate:
  • The ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The experience and knowledge of supervision.
  • The ability to develop advanced knowledge of standards of decontamination within Endoscopy Departments.
  • An understanding of JAG standards.
  • Skills required to supervise Endoscopy Services on a specific site, but may be required to cover other areas.
  • An understanding of Trust quality standards, ensuring the Endoscopy Unit is compliant across the organisation.

Ability to take part in the on-call requirement.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible and accountable for the safe, effective and compassionate nursing care for all patients in ward/department area.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code.

To supervise, support and educate junior members of the Team, acting as a role model.

Support ward/department manager to ensure organisational goals/objectives are met within ward/department.

When taking charge of the ward/department, or in the absence of the ward/department manager, is directly responsible for ensuring that clinical, professional and cleanliness standards are maintained in the entire ward/department.

To ensure effective communication internally and externally regarding patient care and resources.

To comply with the Trust's vision, values and behavioural compact.


Person Specification

Skills and knowledge


  • Awareness of national Health and Social Care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Mentorship skills.
  • Appraisal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to nursing practices appropriate to the Post.


  • Understanding of budget and financial control systems.

Physical skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.



  • Experience as a Band 5.
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing issues.
  • Evidence of leading change management in ward/dept area.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a team in caring for patients from admission to discharge.


  • Expertise within the Speciality.
  • Experience of line-management of staff.



  • Please provide a contact telephone number (in case we need to contact you about your Application), or write 'no Number' if you do not have one.



  • Current Part 1 NMC registration.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Degree in Nursing studies or evidence that currently working towards.


  • Management and leadership qualification, or course attendance or working towards.
  • Mentorship or Teaching qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters

Sunderland Royal Hospital



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