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Charge Nurse/Junior Sister

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Band 6 Junior Sister /Charge Nurse to join our team.

As a Sister/Charge Nurse you should possess proficient clinical, communication, mentoring and leadership skills and demonstrate an interest in surgical nursing.

In return, you will be supported to develop further you leadership and speciality clinical skills

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to work as an integral member of the vascular nursing team. We require someone to work either full time or 34.5 hours per week.

Level 8 Tower Ward is a 37-bedded surgical in-patient area, the regional hub for complex vascular surgery. The nursing team are amidst the most experienced in wound care management and pain control. The post holder will work in collaboration with the vascular nurse specialist and as part of a large multi disciplinary team.

You will be working alongside our new ward manager and matron at this exciting time of changes.

This role is being offered full time (37.5 hours per week) This role will involve long days from 07:00 til 19:30 including night shift at times 19:00- 07:30

Main duties of the job

Shift coordinating on the ward of bed flow management with liaising with clinical site management team. Ensuring excellent standards and safe practice are applied by junior staff members on the ward .

Liaising with the vascular MDT to ensure excellent standard of patient care is fulfilled throughout the patients journey. Taking part in board round and ward round, updating the team to any changes.

Builds effective working relationships with patients, relatives, carers and ward staff team to allow a positive patient experience

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Level 8 Tower is the regional hub for complex vascular surgery, You will regularly take charge of the 37 bedded vascular ward and take responsibility for ensuring the coordination and direct provision of a high standard of holistic, patient centred care by assessing nursing care and health education needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of care for each patient. You will provide an effective, safe environment of care for individual patients, their relatives and carers.

The post holder will initiate and undertake/supervise specific projects/ audits related to the professional development of nursing, monitoring standards of care and acting as an agent for change in achieving a culture that is flexible and responds positively to the demands and future development of the vascular service.

Please refer to job description person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • mentorship or equivalent
  • Extensive experience with surgical patients


  • A Degree
  • Leadership course
  • Experience with vascular patients

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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