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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent senior leader on ward 303 at the Royal Derby Hospital.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated leader who wants to develop in their career. You will work alongside the existing sister team ensuring high standards of care are maintained.

The successful individual will provide effective and visible leadership on our busy 29 bedded Acute oncology ward. The care we provide will include patients from part of our cancer BU, Haematology and patients undergoing Radiotherapy,

Do you have the passion and leadership experience to lead this Oncology team ?

Do you have the willingness to learn all about these specialities to support the team to deliver the best possible level of care to our patients? If you feel you would like to gain this leadership experience then why don't you come and see what we do?

The post is a full time, 37.5 hours per week role.

Applicants must hold a current NMC registration, and have demonstrable post registration experience with Band 6 experience in Acute Nursing. The applicant must be able to demonstrate their leadership experience. Haematology / Oncology experience is desirable but not essential.

An informal visit is strongly advisable to see what we do!

The Cancer BU consists of 5 Inpatient wards, Combined triage assessment unit, chemo unit and outpatients at RDH and QHB

Main duties of the job

The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills, be dynamic and strive for excellence in all aspects of the role. They also need to demonstrate that they are supportive and are able to manage the daily challenges of being a ward manager. They will need to act as a role model and maintain and uphold high standards of professional behaviour.

We believe that all exceptional Nurses have something extra to offer our patients beyond their training and professional registration, from a kind word or a helping hand to providing a positive outlook or going the extra mile. So, at our Trust, we want to work with people who really share our values in continuously improving our patient experience.

The successful applicant will take overall nursing responsibility for the day to day ward environment. They will ensure that high standards of nursing care is provided and drive forward both service development and quality improvement . They will also be ensuring we promote patient safety and a positive patient experience.

This role is importantly also about being an exemplar role model for the Nursing Team and steering their development and support.

Closing date of applications: 23 June 2024

Interview date: 5 July 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • NMC qualification
  • Demonstrable post registration experience in an acute setting
  • Relevant Leadership experience


  • Teaching qualification
  • Leadership course



  • Prioritising workload
  • Transformational skills
  • Good Communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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