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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated forward thinking individual to work as a Sister/Charge Nurse on ward 2 at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

The Ward has 14 beds, and cares for patients who are thought to be approaching the End of their life or believed to be in the last days of life. We offer individualised End of Life Care including symptom control and support those important to our patients in a calm and tranquil environment.

We are looking for individuals who have demonstrable experience of leading and contributing to the development of an inpatient team or individuals who feel ready to develop into a new role and would like the opportunity to learn within a supportive, dynamic and forward thinking team. we are looking for individuals committed to delivering high standards of holistic care and have a caring and empathetic attitude. The individual must be a positive role model to the junior staff and be able to demonstrate their ability to have advanced communication skills.

The successful applicant will be required to work long days and night shifts as there is an expectation for senior staff to work all shifts.

If you feel this is the role for you please get in touch to have an informal discussion or drop in and have a look around.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Senior sister in the day to day management of the unit and to ensure the delivery of patient centred, clinically effective holistic care is provided in a safe and caring environment.
  • Working with the MDT on the unit to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients and to enhance patient flow so the correct patients are brought in to the unit
  • Support the Senior Sister with managerial duties such as audits, staff appraisals, clinical governance, rota management and dealing with complaints and concerns.
  • Act as a role model at all times, support the ward staff and give expert clinical knowledge

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, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th 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.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Demonstrable experience of working with end of life patients, and contributing to the quality and development of the service
  • Evidence of clear service improvement skills


  • Demonstrable experience of working in palliative medicine

Communication Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate advanced communication skills


  • To have undertaken an advanced communication skills course or equivalent



  • Demonstrable post registration experience and the ability to demonstrate management skills


  • Demonstrable experience of working within a multidisciplinary team

Professional Development


  • Demonstrable Degree level study or relevant post registration experience/ study


  • To have a teaching/ assessing qualification



  • NMC Registration

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road


DE21 2QY

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