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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for the next big move of leading a team in providing first class care, enabling independence in patients with complex respiratory conditions

If the answer is yes, join the Ward 113 Team based at Royal Stoke.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the management team within Ward 113.

Ward 113 is one of 3 respiratory wards at Royal Stoke and we are a recognised tertiary centre for NIV and complex Tracheostomy weaning, taking referrals nationally from other acute Trusts and critical care facilities. We provide on-going domiciliary NIV service with Clinical Nurse Specialist expertise and a 24hour helpline with technical support when patients need us most. Ward 113 may take step down pts from this facility plus care for a range of respiratory conditions.

We are a passionate, dedicated team, committed to delivering patient centred care of the highest standard.

If you are passionate about changing lives for the better, then come and join us and help us make a Difference.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as a Senior Sister/charge Nurse delivering, monitoring and evaluating current care, leading a dedicated team of specialist knowledge.

As a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse you will coordinate and lead the team on a daily basis. You will participate in innovative & evidence-based nursing practice through professional leadership and play a pivotal role in leading the clinical team to develop and deliver safe care. Working closely with the Directorate team to support the wider organisational goals and provide unit efficiencies.

This post is a full time post, predominantly working Monday - Friday but some weekend working may be required.

Essential requirements for the post are:
  • First level NMC registration
  • 3 years post registration experience of which 12 months have been as Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager/Senior Clinical
  • Degree level study
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification.
  • Evidence of excellent attendance
  • Excellent communication

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research.

The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Matron Lynn Ward

(see contact details)

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree level qualification
  • mentoring/assessing qualification or evidence in the application
  • Evidence of on-going personal development


  • Masters Level qualification or working towards



  • Experience of working in respiratory speciality
  • At least 18 months at band 6 or above


  • previous experience of 6 months or more at band 7 in a leadership type role



  • evidence of leadership skills in application

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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