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Sister/Charge Nurse C8 Stroke

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking highly a motivated, enthusiastic Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join our award winning stroke unit.

We are amongst the best performing stroke units in the Midlands, boasting a nurse led service at the cutting edge of nursing developments. Our stroke service has been given the top classification 'A' status for performance from SSNAP data collection.

Our 44 bedded unit comprises of hyper acute (HASU), acute (ASU) and stroke rehabilitation. We offer a 24/7 service working closely with the emergency department and ambulance service to provide thrombolysis treatment, get patients on the stroke pathway and also commence appropriate patients onto the thrombectomy pathway through close liaison with our tertiary centres.

The stroke unit actively participates in research and we welcome new initiatives to improve the service we deliver. We also conduct high risk TIA appointments on the unit to ensure patients at greater risk are seen as a priority.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the management of the Nursing Unit/Department during the shift, including the organisation of the Nursing Unit/Department activities and the management of staff and resources. The post holder will support the Lead Nurse and Matron in developing and monitoring services and the quality of care experienced by patients

About us

At Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • First Level Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Educated to degree level or demonstrate experience of operating at this level

Knowledge and Training


  • Evidence of undertaking a recognised course of study in teaching and assessing
  • Evidence of professional development


  • Evidence of undertaking Band 6 development course or working towards



  • Extensive experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Experience of close liaison with members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of regularly managing a team of staff and other resources

Communication & Relationship Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate negotiating and influencing skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Able to provide safe, caring and effective services
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued

Planning and Organisation Skills


  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russells Hall Hospital




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