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Sister/Charge Nurse

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly formed Medical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Unit within the Calderdale Royal Hospital in the role of Sister/Charge Nurse.

As a Sister/Charge Nurse working within the Medical SDEC Unit, you will play a pivotal role the day to day management of the SDEC Unit and the team whilst also in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care to individuals requiring medical attention for acute conditions.

The Medical SDEC is a fast-paced working environment, where you will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage patients. The successful candidates should be able to demonstrate, critical thinking, and effective communication whilst also adhering to established protocols and standards of care.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist the unit manager in the day to day running of the Medical SDEC Unit.
  • To assist the unit manager in the management/leading of the Medical SDEC nursing workforce.
  • Assisting the Medical SDEC unit manager with probationary management, incident investigations, roster management, assessing students and supporting new starters, appraisals, audits, service improvements and initiatives.
  • To participate in the assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care for medical patients.
  • To assist the MDT with providing clear and concise instructions to patients regarding treatment plans, medications, follow-up care, and self-management strategies, promoting patient empowerment and adherence to healthcare recommendations.
  • To work collaboratively with all members of the MDT to develop and implement comprehensive care plans tailored to individual patient needs, ensuring continuity of care and effective communication across interdisciplinary teams.
  • To recognise changes in patients conditions which require the intervention of others and refer on / escalate as appropriate.
  • To clearly present the patients point of view to others, including promoting and protecting the interest and dignity of patients.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough electronic patient records of patient assessments, interventions, responses to treatment, and discharge instructions.
  • Ensure own practice is evidenced based and contribute to the development of nursing practice in own area.

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work within the NMC code of professional practice, and within policies, procedures and guidelines of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust. To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained. To provide mentorship and preceptorship as required To support the Sisters in providing a suitable & effective learning and development environment for students and other staff members. To take responsibility for own continuing professional development and performance, including identifying own development needs and maintain own portfolio in accordance with reregistration requirements .
  • Coordinating the patient journey through Medical SDEC Unit.
  • Assist in the management of the Medical SDEC Nursing team.
  • Roster Management
  • Sickness Management
  • Audits
  • Leading ward meetings
  • Link nurse role and training the team
  • Incident Investigations
  • Answering patient Concerns / Complaints
  • Supporting staff in their probationary and training periods
  • Completing Appraisals with your allocated team
  • Assessing and Managing students and apprentices

Person Specification



  • First level Registration Diploma/Degree.
  • Teaching/Mentoring Certificate / skills.
  • Post registration education in relevant speciality



  • Experience as a band 5 within acute medicine



  • Responsible for own post basic education. To meet the requirements of the service E
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Knowledge of future provision of services.

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to foster multi-disciplinary working.
  • Works within budgetary parameters

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Calderdale royal

Salterhebble hill



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