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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to work within the Emergency Department at Royal Derby Hospital. The Adult Emergency Department at Royal Derby Hospital is one of the busiest AEDs in the country, seeing on average 120,000 patients per year.

As a band 6 Sister/Charge nurse within the department you must have excellent communication skills, organisational skills and be able to lead a team. You will work in all areas of the department.

Emergency Department has expanded its size in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a 7 bedded resuscitation unit, 7 bay initial assessment area, 22 bay majors area. In addition to this we have the capacity to open and additional area which has 9 separate bays/cubicles and a large waiting room.

We have an area for patients presenting who are ambulatory. This area consists of a main waiting room which has 2 triage rooms we can operate from and additional sub wait areas with 4 assessment bays. We also have an area where our Emergency Nurse Practitioners work and a new Urgent Treatment Centre. This area sees up to 100 people daily and have multiple assessment and treatment rooms.

Main duties of the job

There will be the opportunity take charge of areas in the department and ensure it is managed efficiently, and that concerns or problems are escalated appropriately and timely to ensure the patients journey is safe and efficient.

You will be expected to manage a small team to complete annual appraisals, to ensure they have a development plan and monitor their mandatory training. You will also be required to provide support for their health and well-being.

We are a Trauma unit and have close links with the Major Trauma Centre in Nottingham, we are the only Acute Trust in the East Midlands to have a helipad on site. We are supported by Matron, 10 Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses, a Clinical Educator team who provide opportunities for training and development. We work closely with the Universities of Derby and Nottingham and are committed to the professional development of our staff in order to progress within Emergency Medicine.The department has previously won Emergency Department Clinical Team of the year at the annual Royal College of Emergency Medicine awards. We also received a highly commendable at the HSJ awards for patient safety initiative for our internal work around SAFECARE.

Closing date of applications: 6 June 2024

Interview date: 20 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, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Acute Experience


  • Demonstrable 2 years post Registration experience
  • Demonstrable experience in an Emergency setting
  • Demonstrates triage experience



  • Demonstrates an understanding of effective communication skills


  • Well written application



  • Demonstrates leadership skills
  • Demonstrates evidence of managing areas within an acute setting


  • Leadership role in an acute setting
  • Involvement in improvement groups

NMC Registration


  • Has valid NMC registration


  • Holds practice assessor qualification

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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