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Charge Nurse/Junior Sister - Sproughton Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career by taking on the role of Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse on our fast paced SurgicalAssessment Ward. You will support the Ward Sister in the delivery of a patient-centered, clinically effective and dynamic service from the patient's admission assessment to discharge.

The Surgical Assessment Ward consists of an assessment unit and ward area with an assessment room and short stay surgical inpatient beds.This is an exciting time to join as the surgical assessment unit is currently undergoing a refurbishment.

The unit is part of the same day emergency care (SDEC) programme where we deliver rapid assessment of patients including diagnostic andtreatment without being admitted to a ward. They can then go home on the same day if it is clinically safe to do so

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who will support the ward sister in leading and developing the experienced nursing team in this department andpromote multi-disciplinary working.

You will provide inspirational leadership to the department, be positively welcoming, effective and act as a credible role model. You will have well-developed communication, change management and organisational skills, with a positive attitude andshare in our vision and commitment to continuously develop and improve.

You should be caring, compassionate, forward thinking, well organizedand have a positive attitude towards flexibility and change.

If you think you have the passion to ensure the continued development of the surgical services the trust provides we want to hear from you.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience in Surgical nursing and delivering evidence-based practice.
  • Team / people management


  • Experience in other fields of nursing
  • Involved in change management



  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Preceptorship module


  • Degree level qualifications. Willing to work towards a degree



  • Current practices / trends within Surgical specialism/nursing
  • Awareness and understanding of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Mental Capacity Act
  • Awareness and understanding of current patient safety initiatives.
  • Good knowledge of infection control procedures/initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD



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