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Band 7 Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse-Health Care of Older People

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Solihull Hospital is changing -- its expanding and will soon be home to an elective hub which will see us on the map as the most productive robotic unit in the country.

With expansion comes opportunity. Our current Band 7 is moving to our newly created surgical ward and with change comes opportunity.

We are now able to commence recruitment to Ward 16. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic patient focussed highly motivated registered nurse with excellent leadership skills and experience to match.

Success in this role will see you demonstrate lead a team of registered and non-registered colleague who together will maintain advanced clinical standards and provide the best patient experience.

As a member of the senior clinical team, you will support with advice and guidance and encouragement whilst overseeing and holding responsibility for the ward and its resources.

Ward 16 is currently developing new ways of working, looking at patient safety and re-abolement. On joining this multidisciplinary team, you can be assured of the committed to the provision of high-quality patient-centred care and supporting you and the team will be Matron Ancy Sam.

Matron Sam will support you in your leadership ambitions ensuring you have the tools and access to lead your team in the delivery of safe patient care -- where staff are respected, developed, and offered a healthy approach to work life balance.

Main duties of the job

As a visible, clinical nurse leader, promote team work within a multi-professional environment. Leading and ensuring planning and delivery of care is aligned to the professional values of care, compassion and respect. Demonstrating critical analysis and decision making skills, leading the delivery of consistent high standards of evidence based care, influencing and facilitating change within the ward / department.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult Nurse on NMC register


  • * Health care management / Leadership Qualification



  • * Professional Portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • * Substantial relevant and recent clinical experience within a complex health care setting or Acute NHS setting working as a deputy Manager Band 6 position including the supervision and education of junior staff/ students .
  • * Can demonstrate understanding / experience / in practice based supervision / assessment as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Demonstrable current, recent experience of team leadership and management within the healthcare setting.
  • * Demonstrable understanding of the management responsibility for pay and non-pay resources associated with the clinical service.
  • * Evidence of effective multi-professional working.
  • * Experience of being a mentor
  • * Demonstration of a significant contribution to innovative practice or change management
  • * Experience in interviewing and selection of staff
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • * Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following areas. (E )
  • o Leadership
  • o Team building
  • o Managing Resources
  • o Time management
  • o Role modelling
  • o Change management/ clinical developments
  • o Clinical governance
  • o Audit and research
  • o Workforce planning / management
  • o NHS policy and political awareness
  • o Knowledge of clinical governance

Additional Criteria


  • * Demonstrates the key strengths and motivators for relating to others.
  • * Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role.
  • * Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • * I.T skills
  • * Proven ability to analyse data and identify data trends
  • * Able to effectively present information to groups /health care professionals.
  • * Ability to work under pressure across competing demands /properties.
  • * Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • * Approachable and friendly
  • * Supportive
  • * Flexible
  • * Well organised
  • * Good communicator
  • * Ability to delegate and supervise
  • TBC at appointment
  • * Willingness to work core shift patterns for the area Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours /weekend working
  • OR
  • * Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period when working as part of a peer group with occasions of out of hours / weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Hospital

Lode Ln


West Midlands

B91 2JL

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