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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Haywards Heath
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 position on our 27 bedded Pyecombe Ward, specialising in Respiratory, Endocrine and Acute Medicine at the Princess Royal Hospital.

We are looking for a highly motivated nurse, with the possession of good clinical knowledge and leadership skills to maintain high standards of acute care to our patients. The post holder will provide nursing support on a mixed sexed ward to acute patients with a variety of different conditions relating to Respiratory, Endocrine and General Medical conditions. You will lead by example in delivering excellent effective patient centred care and ensure the safe and productive running of the ward. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who would like the opportunity to learn, develop and really make a difference.

The successful candidate will be required to have recent acute experience and have a passion for supporting a team to provide the highest standards of patient care.

We will offer development programme opportunities, supervision, reflective practice, mentoring and coaching and will ensure you are fully supported in your new role.

If you are a motivated individual who possesses good communication skills and are organised and flexible, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a team to provide an safe and effective environment of care for individual patients, their relatives and carers.

They will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision.

The successful candidate will lead the team on a daily basis to ensure excellent standard of evidence based care is delivered to our patients.

The post holder will have the opportunity to act as the designated deputy to the Ward Manager.

The post holder will coach, teach and supervise junior staff to maintain an excellent learning environment, encompassing the Trust improvement model Patient First.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex

Job description

Job responsibilities

1 Provides effective, safe, evidence based patient care in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct

1.1Practices within the NMC code of conduct and has responsibility for promoting and monitoring this practice on the ward

1.2 Participates in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individualised evidence based patient care including the monitoring of care standards through audit and other activities.

1.3Participates in the development and implementation of an explicit ward philosophy of care.

1.4Effectively processes admissions & transfers and plans discharges in accordance with UHSussex policy and standards, including liaison with partner agencies.

1.5Actively participates and monitors the promotion of education for patients, their relatives and colleagues and ensures these needs are met within available resources.

1.6Ensures provision of all drugs as prescribed in accordance with UHSussex Policy, including parenteral administration.

1.7 Actively engages with Patient First Improvement Program

Please see the attached job description for full details

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered


  • Evidence of mentorship or practice assessor
  • Evidence of post registration learning and development.



  • Experience in Acute Nursing


  • Experience in Respiratory Care
  • Experience in Diabetes / Endocrine
  • Band 6 Experience / Shift leadership experience

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Princess Royal Hospital

Lewis Road

Haywards Heath

RH16 4EX

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