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Sister / Charge Nurse Podiatric Surgery

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 7 Sister / Charge Nurse in our Podiatric Surgery department. The Podiatric Surgery Department is based at our Belmont site on the outskirts of the city, and delivers both an outpatient and theatre service.

As a Sister / Charge Nurse within the department you must have excellent communication skills, organisational skills and be able to lead a team. You will be expected to work in all areas of the department.

We are looking for a highly motivated leader to work within our team whilst ensuring high standards of care, demonstrating Wye Valley NHS Trusts values and professionalism.

This is an ideal opportunity to further your career increasing your knowledge professionally and managerially, and work closely with a multidisciplinary team within a positive environment.

Main duties of the job

  • To Demonstrate and promote professional leadership and clinical management.
  • To monitor and manage the clinical workload to ensure the effective deployment of staff, taking all possible actions to minimise risk when optimum staffing levels are not sustainable
  • To be accountable for the standards of clinical practice and ensure staff work to those standards.
  • To ensure staffing is managed within the approved funded establishment.
  • Manage long term and short term sickness
  • To lead on recruitment, selection and retention of staff

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Nurse: First level Registration and NMC registration ODP: Dip HE or Degree in Operating Department Practice and registered with the HCPC
  • Post registration qualification within speciality or equivalent

Skills, Knowledge & Abilites


  • Leadership ability
  • Time management
  • Demonstrate and ability to problem solve highly complex situations
  • Ability to influence at senior management and team level
  • Experience of change management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication



  • Evidence of post registration education within sphere of practice with proven experience at band 6
  • Ability to deliver clinical skills in practice
  • Involvement in service development
  • Involvement in research and audit
  • Effective handling of difficult information and situations



  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Team player and an advocate for the profession and the trust
  • Works calmly and methodically during challenging situations

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Vaughan Building

Ruckhall Lane, Belmont



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