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Sister / Charge Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Great Sisters and Charge Nurses have a strong sense of ownership of their wards and love to be in charge. They're honest and straightforward and they have high standards. They thrive on the busy nature of the role, they love being on top of things, they have a lot of drive and they keep going when things are tough. The job is not right for everyone but for those who have the right strengths and motivators its energizing, rewarding and they love it. Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key drivers? Do you love developing others to become excellent at what they do? Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you? If your answer to these questions is yes, the Junior Sister / Charge Nurse role in Newcastle Hospitals might be right for you. Newcastle Hospitals is a leading healthcare provider both locally and nationally, providing 'healthcare at its best, with a personal touch'. A key part of our Nursing and Midwifery strategy is to have an empowered and skilled, workforce, who are responsive to the needs of patients. We achieve this by ensuring staff feel supported, clinically, academically and emotionally through Continued Professional Development, Clinical Supervision and the Trust Professional and Leadership behaviours.

Main duties of the job

  • Interview date: 4th June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy.Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties:
  • Maintaining high standards of nursing care.
  • Leading the team to ensure quality service delivery.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to staff, patients and carers within the ward or department
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff, students and associated roles
  • Supporting the Senior Sister acting as a deputy in her absence providing effective support and leadership to staff, patients and carers within the ward/department, focusing on providing high standards of care, patient safety, infection control, a clean safe environment and effectively manage nursing resources.
  • Working as part of multidisciplinary team supporting collaborative working between associated departments.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse, acting as a deputy when the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse is absent.
  • In areas within the organisation nurses may be banded at 6 by virtue clinical reasons, for example, critical care.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to both staff, patients and carers within the ward or department.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure systems are in place to provide the continuity of safe effective care for patients at all times.
  • Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development
  • Understanding of professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding



  • Good IT skills
  • Intravenous drug administration
  • Venepuncture and Intravenous Cannulation


  • Relevant clinical skills relating to the specialty e.g. cannulation, IV drug administration



  • Previous post registration experience
  • Relevant specialist qualification / experience
  • Relevant and recent clinical experience


  • Audit / research experience



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Diploma in a health related subject, prepared to take degree level study
  • Teaching qualification / mentor preparation qualification


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Relevant specialist qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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