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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Burton on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Acute Medical Unit receives patients from the Emergency Department, GP surgeries and specialist clinics. Working on the Acute Medical Unit you will see patients with a wide variety of conditions and will gain experience from many specialities.

Applicants will need to be compassionate, dynamic, reliable and flexible with an ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills and demonstrable post registration experience in an acute hospital setting.

Applicants will need to be able to adjust, readily to different situations and be able to work the full range of shifts including long days and nights.

We pride ourselves on developing our staff and you will be supported by our Lead Education Senior Sister. This dedicated training support enables us to provide you with an excellent induction, support with re-validation and an ongoing training package. We have development pathways for all different interests and a support network to help you achieve.

We would recommend that you attend for an informal visit to the unit and to meet some of the team.

Main duties of the job

The Acute Medical Unit is a 26 bedded unit which includes 8 cardiac monitored spaces and works closely within the emergency pathway.

We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, reliable and flexible nurse with an ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills and demonstrable post registration experience in an acute hospital setting.

Applicants will need to have excellent clinical skills, knowledge and communication skills with exemplary standards of care. Along with this being innovative, creating change and a passion for acute medicine is a must.

It will be expected that you are a role model for the team and will motivate and inspire others to be the very best they can be.

We require a strong and visible leader to support the well established band 6 team and Senior Sister, striving towards continued excellence of care for our acutely unwell, vulnerable patients, whilst ensuring flow into and out of the department.

Experience within leadership is essential.

Closing date of applications: 21 May 2024

Interview date: 4 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Registered NMC
  • Demonstrable Experience


  • Current NMC Registration
  • Demonstrable Post Registration Experience



  • Experience working within Acute Medicine


  • Evidence of Leadership Skills
  • Leadership Experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road

Burton on Trent

DE13 0RB

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