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Sister/Charge Nurse SDEC NPH

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum Inclusive HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join the team in the role of Band 6 sister/charge nurse within the Ambulatory emergency care/ Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) based at Northwick park Hospital.

The ambulatory Emergency Care Unit or Medical SDEC has been open since 2012 and currently sees 50-60 patients per day. Our service aims to provide same day emergency care for those patients attending with undifferentiated medical conditions thereby reducing hospital admissions and reducing the pressure on the Emergency Department.

We are looking to recruit a nurse who is keen to develop their skills , knowledge and experience in acute medical nursing. You will need to work well within the team and display good communication and interpersonal skills. The post will give you the opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills which are essential for this role.

In return we can offer access to training and educational opportunities that are supported within our division and Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a team member assuming responsibility for the assessment of nursing needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of effective programmes of care, maintaining and promoting standards. They will provide supervision to new and junior colleagues, and it will support the multidisciplinary teams and management teams. The post will involve coordinating the unit, in the absence of the person with continuing responsibility, directly assisting on the provision of a high quality clinical and organisational service. This role will also involve planning the admission, discharge, and appropriate referral of patients to the unit. Be familiar and comply with Policies and Procedures. Support the senior team in improving services and be a positive champion for any change proposed. Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care. To participate in audits to check and counter check the effectiveness of existing pathways policies and procedures being enforced or done in the department to ensure patient safety. Participate in the Clinical Governance of the department and Trust. Contribute to the Trust-wide nursing agenda and ensure all accidents, incidents and complains are reported and assist in the investigation of the same. Post holder is expected to contribute to department meetings. Act as a positive role model to support recruitment and retention of staff and participate in the recruitment of staff. Work within local protocols and national guidelines

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

o Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK

o St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease

o Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice

o Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Skills, abilities and attributes


  • oExcellent communication and interpersonal skills..
  • oAdvanced patient assessment skills.


  • oAble to work effectively within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Additional relevant qualifications such as advanced medical assessment /History taking
  • oBasic leadership and management course.

Skills, abilities and attributes


  • oExcellent communication and interpersonal skills..
  • oAdvanced patient assessment skills.


  • Ambulatory care experience/Emergency/Acute Medical experience
  • oManagement skills.

Skills, abilities and attributes


  • oExcellent communication and interpersonal skills..
  • oAdvanced patient assessment skills.
  • Good IT skills,CERNER experience


  • oManagement skills.
  • oKnowledge of latest developments in AECU/SDEC

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road



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