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Charge Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Whitby Community Hospital in-patient Ward are currently recruiting a Band 6 Nurse to work within our integrated, multi-disciplinary Community Ward in-patient Team. You will have well-developed clinical and leadership skills and work alongside our wider team including Therapists, Pharmacists, Tissue Viability, Continence, Cardiac, diabetes, dietetics, Speech & Language and Respiratory Specialists.

This may be your opportunity to move into a more senior position or you may be experienced and returning to this area of practice - either way, we know that your career development and the support that you receive is important.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Nurse on the ward you will work within an integrated multidisciplinary team of Specialist Nurses, Staff Nurses, Therapists, Trainee/Registered Nursing Associates, Associate Practitioners, Health Care Assistants to meet the needs of the complex patient in the ward . This includes:
  • Intravenous Antibiotic administration,
  • End of life care,
  • Managing the deteriorating patient,
  • Complex and simple wound care including VAC therapy and compression therapy,
  • Utilising advanced physical assessment skills and many more clinical nursing skills.

Main duties of the role include
  • Provision of high quality, patient centred clinical care
  • Leading a team of Nurses and support staff including provision of supervision - both clinical & managerial
  • Working with other Band 6 Nurses to ensure adequate staffing and share resources and learning
  • Induction, probation & competency development of new staff recruited to team
  • Mentorship of student nurses
  • Referral to and working alongside Specialist Clinicians & other agencies
  • Engagement with Safety Huddles
  • Actively encourage prevention and self-management
  • Carry out audits
  • Engage in working groups to inform service development.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Adult Nurse on NMC live register. MinimumTwo years post registration experience
  • Post registration/graduate diploma or equivalent experience in related work area, to demonstrate advanced level of practice
  • Demonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students
  • Prepared to undertake or hold a recognised non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Prepared to undertake or hold a Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area


  • V300 Non-Medical Prescribing qualification
  • Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification
  • Evidence of CPD or experiential learning at an advanced level e.g. Postgraduate/Masters level
  • Leadership training/qualification/experience
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility



  • Previous community based experience or band 6 experience transferrable to community setting
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice nursing skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation


  • Demonstrable experience of working in community nursing at band 6 level
  • Development of specialist/advanced level of practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • Experience of SystmOne

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Ability to effectively transport self between multiple addresses/venues on a daily basis including transporting equipment & clinical stock required for treatment.


  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures to effectively lead and manage others

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Whitby Community Hospital

Spring Hill


YO21 1DP

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