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Junior Sister

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
1 x 37.5 hrs per week (Permanent)

1 x 24 hrs per week (Permanent)

An exciting opportunity has arisen on Jupiter Ward for a Junior Sister / Charge Nurse to join our team.

Jupiter ward is a 37 bedded unit specialising in Elderly care.The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in providing effective nursing leadership supporting a team of nurses ensuring the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct is at the forefront of the team's nursing care. In addition, the post holder will be required to work closely with the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of a high standard of individualised patient care, thus improving the patient experience. The position supports a clinical role in addition to assisting in the management of operational issues. The post will incorporate the provision of care to patients, their families and carers' in accordance with the philosophy and standards of care within the clinical area in line with Trust policies and procedures, ensuring that values and beliefs are upheld.

Main duties of the job

1. Act as a clinical expert in their area of practice.

2. Take charge in absence of Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

3. Participate in the delivery of care to ensure the individual needs of the patients are met.

4. Promote the development, implementation and review of standards policies, procedures and clinicalguidelines.

5. Assist in effectively leading and motivating staff in the provision of care and future service development.

6. Promote evidence based clinical practice and assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in performanceimprovement within the unit.

7. Act as a Link Nurse resource for a specified clinical area and disseminate information to the rest of theteam.

8. Act as a resource in nursing practice throughout the specialities.

About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

9. Participate in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary integrated care pathways for patients.

10. Assist in the effective leadership within the clinical area.

11. Demonstrate up to date knowledge and understanding of current issues and priorities that effect National, Trust and Directorate wide healthcare, to facilitate clear leadership and direction.

12. Participate in the organisational and strategic development of the clinical area.

13. Work closely with the Senior Nurse/Charge Nurse in implementing the Trust Clinical Governance and Nursing Strategy.

14. Act as a Bleep-holder in accordance with the Directorate and Trust guidelines.

15. Attend Sisters meetings and other relevant Trust-wide meetings in the absence of the Senior Sister.

16. Ensure monthly 1-1s are maintained with the Senior Sister to ensure accuracy of information.

17. Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings as directed by Senior Sister.

18. The Junior Sister/Charge Nurse will ensure that audit and research is integral to their role.

19. Assist in leading and developing clinical audit and research to promote evidence based practice.

20. Assist in the collection and evaluation of data to demonstrate outcomes from nurse led initiatives.

21. Participate in initiating changes identified at clinical audit.

Person Specification



  • NMC 1st Level registration qualification
  • A teaching qualification
  • Evidence of post registration development
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Diploma/Degree qualification.
  • Leadership qualification



  • Significant post registration experience.
  • Recent acute medical or surgical experience.
  • Experience in leading, supporting and developing a team
  • Evidence of managing and improving the patient experience.


  • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for Community and social care services.

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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