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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse (Band 7)

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be responsible for leading the nursing team on a day to day basis coordinating the delivery of holistic patient care within the clinical environment, whilst supporting flow in terms of admissions, transfers and discharges to multiple points of contact.

Through clinical leadership, adherence of the Trust Right Care values and utilisation of effective management skills, Senior Sister/Charge Nurse will ensure the department team is informed, trained and developed to enable the highest standards of evidence based and compassionate care to be delivered to our patients, their carers and families. To support a collaborative, open and trusting communication style to all groups that the Unit communicates or interacts with from staff, to visiting teams and the individuals we care for.

To actively participate in the development of the ward using innovation, challenge and evidence based practice/strategies to support forward growth, progression and value based care.

You must understand the core concepts of safe and effective patient flow through the Department and beyond the acute hospital, using their skills to promote and support the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Provision of care
  • The post holder will coordinate the department and take responsibility and accountability for the delivery of care to patients who present to the department.
  • To have the clinical skill to support or identify and evaluate factors which contribute to the complex nature of patient presentations, determining the nature and urgency of the patient's clinical and personal needs.
  • Determines and plans the range and sequence of assessments that are appropriate to the presenting patient group, using where appropriate Trust standard operating procedures, guidelines, policies and protocols and any risks that need to be managed.
  • Carry out assessments in line with evidence based practice, legislation, policies and procedures, established theories or models. Monitor individuals and adjust your approach and management in accordance.
  • Considers and interprets all of the information available using systematic processes or reasoning and reach a justifiable conclusion.
  • Support, develop and record treatment plans that are appropriate to the clinical context, consistent with assessment and meets the patient's needs and wishes.
  • Take responsibility for the coordination and monitoring of the efficient delivery of treatment plans. Ensure junior staff are supervised as necessary and supported.

  • For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

    About us

    We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

    We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

    Person Specification



    • Significant post registration experience at band 6.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of how a ward runs - staffing models, patient pathways, KPIs
    • Evidence of continued professional development relevant to speciality
    • Evidence of learning and development in line with NMC Revalidation requirements
    • Evidence of ward/departmental management demonstrating leadership and change management skills
    • Recent experience in emergency care management


    • Experience of audit and research
    • Experience in complaints management
    • Evidence of research based practice



    • Qualifications- Degree
    • Rn with current NMC registration


    • oRecognised teaching/mentoring qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


    Airedale General Hospital



    BD20 6TD

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