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Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
27 May 2024

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for your next challenge in a rewarding, exciting and forward thinking environment? Ward F5 within University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a Charge Nurse/ Sister to join our established senior leadership team

We are aa 28 bedded unit which specialises in Head and Neck. The team work together to deliver high standard of care for patients that have undergone pioneering and routine surgery, and thrives on the challenge to constantly improve the patient experience from admission to a successful discharge. We continue to develop enhanced recovery programmes to reduce patient length of stay and improve patient outcomes. We are a proud spirited team who always put the patient first whilst building trusting relationships with our patient and their families. As a team, our aim is to empower patients to become partners in their care by giving them the information and support they require throughout their surgical journey.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for assisting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the management of the ward over a 24-hour period, ensuring high standards of care are maintained and available resources are utilised effectively.You will be assisting in the day-to-day management and organisation of the ward as required, demonstrating clinical expertise, and acting as a role model.

We are looking for an individual, who is a strong leader and is highly motivated with excellent communication skills. The Sister/Charge Nurse role requires a close working relationship with the multi-professional team to ensure that evidenced based quality care is delivered with compassion to every patient.You will be required to have high clinical standards with a passion to make a difference for patients and staff alike. It is essential that you are good at promoting co-operation, building teams, and developing people for the future, as well as focusing on your own professional growth.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the registerAppraisal skills
  • Significant post registration experience / qualification / training, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Provide evidence of supporting / managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to the post and Care Group responsibilities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Appraisal skills
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Some insight into budget management

Skills and competencies


  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Communication
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Teamwork
  • General IT skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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