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Ward Sister - Band 7

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity for a band 7 ward sister/Charge Nurse to lead a caring and compassionate team specialising in the delivery of Gastroenterology.

We provide the highest quality of nursing care to both male and female patients. Dixon specialises in acute medicine and has a planned intervention unit called Saxon suite for day case patients which is currently part of this exciting ward leader role.

The applicant must be enthusiastic and motivated to lead in a busy acute environment. They should also have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to organise and prioritise workload, be an effective, approachable leader and have a history of managing change and developing a safety culture.

If you believe that you have the skills to lead team Dixon, then this is the job for you!

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality nursing care and continuing responsibility for the management of Dixon ward.

To provide direction and leadership to the nursing team.

To implement and manage effective change management.

Establish and maintain effective professional networking relationships with the multi-professional team across ULHT.

To take operational responsibility for the effective utilisation of all appropriate resources.

To work closely with the MDT and educational teams in the overall delivery of safe patient care. To deputise in the absence of the Matron.

To act as a site nurse for the hospital on a rostered or ad hoc basis

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!!!

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse level 1
  • Teaching & assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Degree
  • ILS

Previous experience


  • Evidence of current experience at Sister Band 6 or above in Acute Medical Services.
  • Experience of gastroenterology medicine
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice
  • Proven leadership and managerial capabilities.


  • Experience of involvement in clinical audit
  • Experience of managing resources effectively.

Evidence of particular skills and knowledge


  • Advanced level of knowledge relating to Gastroenterology
  • Previous experience in setting or developing a role/service.
  • Ability to take a leading role in initiating action
  • Effective leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • The ability to manage change
  • Demonstrate ability to influence and to motivate the clinical practice of others.
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to the provision of holistic, clinically effective care.
  • Flexible - good time management
  • Ability to teach to all bands of staff


  • Evidence of commitment to own professional development
  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Experience with eating disorder/ disordered eating

Specific requirments


  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining safe working practices and team morale
  • Ability to communicate with effective written and verbal skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary team working
  • Committed to own professional development
  • Evidence of good attendance record


  • IT Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate and encourage staff

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust



Greetwell Road



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