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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata/pa
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our team on Philip ward. Philip ward is 24 bedded D2A ward, it was newly opened in November 2022 with a new team of enthusiastic staff.

The ward caters to patients from hospitals around Staffordshire and Derbyshire who require a D2A assessment or further rehabilitation to facilitate a safe discharge from hospital.

The world's population is ageing and we are all familiar with the challenges of meeting the needs of the growing number of older people here at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and we all work tirelessly to ensure the right care and support services are in place when older people need them.

It's important to celebrate longevity and it is equally vital that longevity is coupled with an excellent quality of life and a sense of personal and social well being. Thus, our vision for our patients is they should live long and healthy lives, enjoying an active, fulfilling and independent existence- in which the ageing process becomes a positive rather than a negative experience.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, reliable and flexible nurse with an ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills and demonstrable post registration experience in an acute hospital setting.

Applicants will need to have excellent clinical skills, knowledge and communication skills with exemplary standards of care. Along with this being innovative, creating change and a passion for general medicine is a must.

It will be expected that you are a role model for the team and will motivate and inspire others to be the very best they can be.

We require a strong and visible leader to support the well established band 6 team and Senior Sister, striving towards continued excellence of care for our acutely unwell, vulnerable patients, whilst ensuring flow into and out of the department.

Closing date of applications: 28 May 2024

Interview date: 11 June 2024

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



  • NMC Registered


  • Evidence of degree / working towards higher degree or equivalent experience



  • Evidence of management / leadership skills
  • Experience of mentoring, supporting, coaching and developing staff
  • Able to assesses associated risks and take appropriate action
  • Communicates condition related, sensitive information to patients, public and staff.


  • Specific knowledge of the clinical area
  • Is currently deputising for senior sister / charge nurse

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital

Plantation Lane


B78 3NG

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