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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated leader who wants to develop in their career. You will work alongside the existing team ensuring high standards of care are maintained.

The successful individual will provide effective and visible leadership on our 23 bed complex discharge Ward . Ward 5 provides additional care to those who are awaiting a more complex discharge plan but no longer are in need of an acute ward. The team accept patients to the ward which is based on the community site of Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

Do you have leadership experience to lead this award winning Team? Do you have the passion and drive to support the team and wider team to deliver the best possible level of care to our patients? If you feel you do then why don't you come and see what we do?Applicants must hold a current NMC registration, and have demonstrable post registration experience with Band 6 experience in a leadership role and acute nursing. The applicant must be able to demonstrate their leadership experience.

Main duties of the job

The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills, be dynamic and strive for excellence in all aspects of the role. They also need to demonstrate that they are supportive and are able to manage the daily challenges of being a departmental manager. They will need to act as a role model and maintain and uphold high standards of professional behaviour.

The successful applicant will take overall nursing responsibility for the day to day management of the department and environment. They will ensure that high standards of nursing care is provided and drive forward both service development and quality improvement . They will also be ensuring we promote patient safety and a positive patient experience.

This role is importantly also about being an exemplary role model for the Nursing Team and steering their development and support.

Ward 5 gives 24/7 care meaning that staff are expected to work varying shift patterns throughout the week.

An informal visit is strongly advisable to see what we do!

Closing date: 27 May 2024

Interview date: 10 June 2024

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Professional and experience


  • NMC qualification
  • Demonstrable post registration experience in an acute setting at band 6
  • Relevant Leadership and management experience
  • Demonstration of working under own initiative and prioritisation


  • Teaching qualification or evidence of teaching and nurturing individuals
  • Leadership course
  • specific knowledge of speciality area and knowledge of project management tools



  • Evidence of managing risks
  • Transformational skills
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate and analyse data or complex information

Communication skills


  • Demonstration of highly complex communication skills
  • Demonstration of ability to advise and influence professional staff


  • Advanced communication course or similar relevant course

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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