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Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about delivering top-notch nursing care to with patients in their most critical moments? Do you thrive on dynamic clinical leadership and envision shaping a team to its highest potential? Look no further - our Emergency Department is seeking a dedicated Sister/Charge Nurse to spearhead our efforts in providing exceptional care to the Emergency Department.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families during some of their most challenging moments. If you're ready to take your nursing career to the next level and leave a lasting impact, apply now to join our dynamic team!

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job

To ensure the delivery of high-quality nursing care to people who attend the Emergency Department to provide dynamic clinical leadership in order to develop the Emergency Department nursing team through effective line management to provide expertise to the wider Emergency Department team.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate paediatric care within agreed guidelines and pathways.
  • Ensure patient safety at all times and that patients and relatives needs are met in a courteous, helpful, and compassionate manner.
  • Act as clinical leader and role model, sharing expertise with colleagues.
  • Deliver high quality and evidence-based nursing care, and ensure that colleagues maintain the same through ongoing training and audit.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of patient care, and ensure that colleagues maintain the same.
  • Promote effective relationships between the multidisciplinary team, both within the immediate clinical environment and across the wider Trust.
  • Ensure that any risks to effective patient care are raised through the appropriate channels.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or equivalent Allied health professional
  • Recognised Mentorship Course
  • PILS/ILS (or equivalent)


  • Further study post registration (For example: acute care or advance assessment course)
  • Recognised leadership course



  • Previous emergency department experience at a senior level (minimum 2 years as a band 6)
  • Able to work in a busy demanding area
  • Experience and competence in managing / leading a team
  • Practical teaching experience formally or informally


  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application within an emergency care setting
  • Line management experience (performance appraisals / sickness management)
  • Link Nurse Role

Key Skills/Abilities


  • Fully competent in all clinical skills relevant to emergency nursing (Including - Triage, minor injury management, care of the critically unwell patient adult or child, transfer of the critically unwell patient, trauma care, chemical incident management and major incident management)
  • Competent in x-ray requesting and advanced plastering
  • Evidence of conducting audits and development of current department.
  • Good understanding of infection control principles and their application within an emergency care setting
  • Ability to resolve and deal with problems and conflict
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload taking responsibility for decision making under pressure
  • Demonstrates Trust values



  • Able to complete a full complement of shifts including nights and weekends, to enable the effective delivery of a 24/7 emergency service

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Parkway Hinchingbrooke


PE29 6NT

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