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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Sister Charge Nurse to lead our Medical Gastroenterology/Hepatology ward. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the ward, ensuring that high standards of patient care are maintained at all times. This is a demanding role that requires resilience and the ability to work effectively under pressure. You will work closely with other departments and senior management to ensure that the ward operates efficiently and effectively, providing a safe and caring environment for patients.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in providing compassionate care for patients, visitors/relatives and colleagues.
  • Contribute towards sharing good practice within the ward/department and Trust wide.
  • Promote a positive image of University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust at all times.
  • At act as a clinical expert providing specialist knowledge and advice to all staff / team members
  • The delivery of patient centred care and able to articulate its benefits and in its absence the consequences

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN. 1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Post graduate diploma level specialist training or equivalent experience
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring


  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 3
  • Evidence of Masters level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)
  • Management qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility with and influence colleagues including influencing clinical changes where appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • Able to accept responsibility for ward/area working under own initiative within the boundaries of role
  • The Ability to lead and influence change
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in ward/area.
  • Familiar with current local and national nursing issues
  • Initiative
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality area
  • Significant relevant clinical and management experience including either High dependency care, acute respiratory, acute hepatology and non-invasive ventilation
  • Able to lead and manage the nursing team
  • Effective standard setting, monitoring, and feedback
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective budgetary management
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective staff and HR management/appraisals
  • Understanding the theory and application of clinical governance
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for practice and behaviour and its application to the management of staff and self


  • Undertaken nursing research
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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