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Sister/Charge Nurse

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • We are seeking an experienced nurse who is committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated to join our existing professional team of nurses. A service which is focused on ensuring patients receive an optimal level of care tailored to their individual needs.
  • This entails managing both the Emergency Management Unit and Short Stay Unit, taking charge and supporting the nursing team. The role will also involve liaison with the Emergency Department and Patient Flow too, along with many other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Faster specialised same day treatment and safe discharge home with links to community services, enhances recovery and associated care planning are all benefits.
  • The role will involve working across the 24/7 working week and will include night shifts.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Emergency Management Unit team to provide the highest standard of care to acutely ill patients

Main duties of the job

Key Result Areas
  • To act as a role model, mentoring, coaching and supporting all staff
  • To promote the role of elderly care to stakeholders
  • To foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent approach to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor and improve quality care indicators relevant to the ward environment
  • To help promote and recruit into nursing vacancies

  • Practice
  • Act as clinical expert in topics relating to the ward specialty
  • Prioritise, facilitate and monitor the delivery of care to patients, ensuring continuity of care
  • Participate in clinical supervision
  • Be aware of and participate in the complaints/RCA procedure
  • Be aware of and participate in the Trusts strategy for managing clinical risks and clinical governance
  • Act as a professional and clinical role model to all staff, patients and the public at all times
  • Promote the development of new services within the ward area and assist the matron to implement change
  • Maintain efficient and effective communication with the multidisciplinary team on issues relating to patient care

  • About us

    Supporting our vision and values

    Our vision: Exceptional patient care provided by exceptional people.

    Our mission: To bring our people communities and partners together - providing patient care we can all be proud of., We all play a part in achieving this, by living up to the values we promise to our patients and each other. As members of staff we will always be guided by our Proud to CARE values:

    COMPASSION - treating everyone with kindness - welcoming diversity and inclusion, considering individual needs and challenging inappropriate behaviours outside of our values

    AMBITION - Aspiring to be the best - reaching high standards, providing exceptional care and services and achieving measurable improvements in people's health and wellbeing

    RESPECT - Valuing and appreciating everyone - listening, learning and acting on their experiences, being open and honest and recognising that working with others brings benefits

    ENCOURAGEMENT- Opportunities for all - supporting education and development, helping people to bring their improvement ideas to life and speak-up and getting everyone involved in our future

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the Job Description document for further information about the role and job requirements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.

    We are committed to providing you with on-going training and development to ensure you thrive in your role here at the Trust, which will be individualised and supported by your Matron and in-house educators.

    The key to our success is simple: our people. Their experience, knowledge, passion and ideas are our greatest resource. With your experience, energy and commitment to our public service, youll be able to make a huge difference.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • 1st level RGN
    • Demonstrable post registration professional development in general medicine 998 or other recognised teaching course
    • Minor Illness qualification or willing to work towards
    • Minor injuries course (ENP) or willing to work towards
    • Non medical prescriber qualification or willing to work towards


    • Diploma
    • Degree
    • ALS course
    • Recognised leadership development programme attendance



    • Significant experience at band 5 in specialty or relevant experience


    • Experience in similar role Contribution to change

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Risk management awareness
    • Time management skills
    • Excellent leadership qualities
    • Mentoring / Teaching skills


    • Evidence of development of clinical skills
    • Corporate awareness
    • Negotiation skills
    • Awareness of service improvement
    • Audit skills

    Personal Attributes


    • Able to manage personal emotions and stress
    • Well motivated and able to motivate others
    • Articulate / confident
    • Team player
    • Initiative
    • Motivated
    • Flexible
    • Sensitive
    • Energetic
    • Enthusiastic
    • Decisive

    Demonstrates our Proud to CARE Values


    • Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Chesterfield Royal Hospital

    Chesterfield Road


    S44 5BL

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