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Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse Critical Care QEHB

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will have 24-hour responsibility for the effective and efficient operational day to day management of the department / ward, including budget control, clinical governance staff development and training. The post holder is professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards of professional practise and standards of care. They will provide professional clinical leadership within a defined area and provide direction and inspirational leadership to all members within the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will undertake and supervise clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to set, monitor and continuously improve standards of care and patient experience. The post holder is accountable for safe, effective clinical practice managing and developing team performance, managing a devolved budget ensuring efficient and effective use of physical and human resources.

Main duties of the job

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

*The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by the NMC Code of Professional Standards of practice and behaviour and relevant professional guidelines,

*To carry overall responsibility for the organisation and management of the ward/ department, including the supervision of students.

*To provide a clear focus for clinical leadership and to be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high standard of holistic, patient-centred care

*To be accountable for co-ordinating patient care, the management of resources and performance of staff

*Use a range of technique to ensure set and monitor standards of clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to set monitor and continually improve standards of care and patient experience.

*Ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

*Enhance patient experience.

*To lead, manage and develop team performance, promote professionalism and trust.

*Ensure the promotion and implementation of flexible and family friendly working in accordance with trust policies.

*Ensure effective delivery of organisational objectives.

*Ensure efficient and effective use of resources, managing a devolved budget.

*Ensure effective capacity management, including effective discharge planning and the utilisation of the discharge lounge.

*Ensure effective succession planning at all Bands.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on NMC register


  • *Health care management / Leadership Qualification



  • *Professional Portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Substantial relevant and recent clinical experience within a complex health care setting or Acute NHS setting working as a deputy Manager Band 6 position including the supervision and education of junior staff/ students .
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / in practice based supervision / assessment as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Demonstrable current, recent experience of team leadership and management within the healthcare setting.
  • *Demonstrable understanding of the management responsibility for pay and non-pay resources associated with the clinical service.
  • *Evidence of effective multi-professional working.
  • *Experience of being a mentor
  • *Demonstration of a significant contribution to innovative practice or change management
  • *Experience in interviewing and selection of staff
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • *Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following areas. (E )
  • oLeadership
  • oTeam building
  • oManaging Resources
  • oTime management
  • oRole modelling
  • oChange management/ clinical developments
  • oClinical governance
  • oAudit and research
  • oWorkforce planning / management
  • oNHS policy and political awareness
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates the key strengths and motivators for relating to others.
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role.
  • *Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • *I.T skills
  • *Proven ability to analyse data and identify data trends
  • *Able to effectively present information to groups /health care professionals.
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing demands /properties.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • * Well organised
  • *Good communicator
  • *Ability to delegate and supervise
  • TBC at appointment
  • *Willingness to work core shift patterns for the area Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours /weekend working
  • OR
  • *Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period when working as part of a peer group with occasions of out of hours / weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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