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Sister/Charge Nurse

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum INCL HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for someone who has previous experience in working as a Band 6 ICU NIC as well as who like to develop into Band 6 sister charge nurse role with 60 credits of a ICU course.

Wexham Park Critical Care Unit is a 12 bed adult general ICU/HDU with expansion of a further 4 beds. We deliver compassionate care to acute medical and surgical admissions, including emergency admissions via the helipad, our 24/7 PCI centre and provides CRRT.

The band 6 role is professionally challenging, yet exciting with varied learning and clinical exposure with the potential for supported personal development and career progression. We currently support staff undertaking BSc and MSc pathways. There is also opportunity for developing toward an ACCP role. The structured leadership pathway for the band 6 role includes , the Mary Seacole Programme, ILS, team leader role including mentoring, bedside clinical teaching rotation, appraisals and contribution to key projects.

If you are looking to deliver clinical excellence, rewarding job satisfaction and develop your career you will feel at home and welcome at Frimley Park ICU.

Main duties of the job

Main duties for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Taking leadership of the responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care within the nursing team on a shift to shift basis, responding in an advisory capacity to acute changes in patient condition.
  • To act as a credible clinical role model promoting a patient-centered approach to care, demonstrating advanced clinical practice skills and theoretical knowledge in caring for the complex needs of the critically ill patient.
  • To develop standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
  • To undertake the audit and evaluation of nursing care within the unit.
  • To make a specialist contribution to teaching of nurses and other health care professionals, demonstrating collaborative working and understanding of the practice development strategy.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of infection control standards and promote these within the unit environment.
  • Provide legible and comprehensive patient records to agreed Trust and NMC standards and guidelines.
  • To deal with, in conjunction with the Senior Nursing Team, untoward incidents, complaints and team/staff issues. Actioning plans to prevent reoccurrence.
  • To take on the role of Critical care Nurse in Charge, co-coordinating admissions, transfers and workload within the unit.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Human Resources:
  • To manage and organise staff shift rotas according to competence and patient needs.
  • Identify staff training and development needs through appraisal.
  • Act as a mentor to all staff and lead in the induction of new staff to the area both trained and untrained. Actively promoting an environment conducive to learning.
  • To support and maintain the nursing team, promoting good working relationships within the multi-disciplinary team and other internal and external contacts
  • To attend mandatory updates in fire, CPR, manual handling, blood transfusion, medical devices and risk management.
  • To attend appropriate Trust Senior Nurse Forums meetings and generate new ideas/initiatives.
  • To work with the Senior Nursing Team in reviewing staffing levels/skill mix.
  • To participate in the recruitment and selection process.
  • To show a commitment to clinical supervision and be actively involved in Clinical


Financial Responsiblities:
Liaise with Clinical Matron on budgetary matters.
  • Ensure staff are aware of budgetary issues pertinent to their role.

General Responsibilities:
  • To deputise for Team leader as required.
  • To comply with the Trusts fire precautions and procedures for evacuation
  • To ensure confidentiality of information regarding patients, families and friends at all times.
  • To promote peoples equality, diversity and rights.

Person Specification



  • RGN level 1 ENB100/equivalent critical care module
  • Current NMC registration
  • ENB 998 Teaching and assessing course or equivalent Mentorship preparation course.
  • Previous ICU experience at Band 6


  • Diploma or degree level registration.
  • ILS & ALS



  • experience as a Band 6 or in a leadership role



  • Self motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • Innovative and enthusiastic
  • Able to work as an effective team member. Be able to problem solve and demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Ability to adapt to change within the working environment


  • Effective time management commitment and flexibility to service delivery

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Street



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