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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - West Bergholt Ward

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Are you an enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated Registered Nurse with good communication skills looking for your next opportunity?

Are you passionate about delivering high standards of patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team? If you are able to answer yes to these two questions, then you could be the person that we are looking for!

We have an opportunity to join our Oncology/Haematology West Bergholt Ward at Colchester Hospital as a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

West Bergholt has 28 beds in bays and side rooms. We care for patients with cancer who may be receiving radiotherapy/chemotherapy with either a curative or palliative intent. We strive to achieve both continuity and individualized holistic care to the highest possible standard.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will effectively manage and develop a nursing team and provide professional and clinical leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe, cost effective care to patients and their families.You will be designated to take charge of the Ward regularly in the absence of the Ward Sister.

You will provide inspirational leadership to the department, be positively welcoming, effective and act as a credible role model to the team of Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. You should be caring, compassionate, forward thinking, well-organised and have a positive attitude towards flexibility and change. You will have well-developed communication and change management skills and share in our vision and commitment to continuously develop and improve. If you think you have the passion to ensure the continued development of the cancer services the trust provides we want to hear from you.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Attendance at a Leadership Course
  • Relevant post registration course (or working towards).



  • Proven experience within Oncology / Haematology
  • Experience at band 5 level including the mentorship of students / new staff.


  • Experience of leading a team



  • Knowledge of Oncology / Haematology nursing issues.
  • Awareness of national initiatives affecting cancer care.


  • Knowledge of audit process

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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