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Clinical Night Sister

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Hospital At Night Team at UHCW NHS Trust. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic qualified nurse to join the team.

The Clinical Night Sister ensures patient provides clinical support to all areas of the organisation during the night. The Clinical Night Sister performs assessment of critically unwell patients and performs appropriate interventions including utilising clinical skills such as arterial blood sampling and venepuncture and cannulation. The Clinical Night Sister attends cardiac arrests and medical assistance calls overnight, utilising ILS/ALS skills. The Hospital at Night sisters and Night Nurse Practitioners work closely with the extended team including surgical, medical and other specialist doctors.

The role of Clinical Night Sister also includes capacity management, this includes ensuring capacity information is kept up to date, working closely with wards, assessment areas and ED to ensure allocation of available beds, whilst working with the clinical site team to maintain nationally agreed targets in a safe and patient focused manner.

We offer numerous learning and development opportunities such as Advanced Life Support qualification and Health assessment module, as well as learning extended clinical skills such male catheterisation and arterial blood gas sampling and analysis.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 12th July 2024 ***

Main duties of the job

1. Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

2. Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

3. A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the Hospital at Night team to ensure patient and site safety at all times throughout the night.

4. Responsible for clinical assessment of patients and provision of advanced nursing interventions to maintain and improve the health and welfare of patients in all areas of the hospital.

5. Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities including HR, resource, and bleep-holder responsibilities as appropriate.

6. Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and frequent administration of invasive tests/procedures.

7. Capacity and flow management as per standard work document

8. Develop and educate staff, participating in supervision, mentorship and appraisal as required..

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care.

We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.

Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.

Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all time.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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