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Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an opportunity to work as a band 6 Sister/Charge nurse within the Emergency Department at Torbay Hospital

The department serves the population of Torbay and South Devon and sees a large increase in attendances during the summer months.

We have a well established education team which allows the development of all the staff in the department and we actively encourage progression and promotion.

You will have comprehensive experience in Emergency Medicine and work well as an integral member of the MDT and be responsible for coordinating the shifts under the guidance of a Clinical B7, or working flexibly throughout the department.

Our philosophy is 'together we can make things better', if this aligns with your ambition, passion and beliefs, we will welcome an application from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Working clinically to oversee the flow within the Emergency Department using specialist knowledge of Emergency Nursing to provide clinical and professional leadership to the nursing team.
  • Ensure effective communication is maintained at department level
  • Supporting junior colleagues during the shift and as a team leader
  • Liaising with the wider MDT and outside agencies such as SWASFT to maintain safety and to ensure patient flow throughout the department
  • Making decisions regarding clinical and personnel issues on a shift by shiftbasis
  • Assisting as required to develop the service and team to ensure high qualitycare is deliverable and appropriately implemented
  • Delivering upon requests made by departmental Matron
  • Working under guidance and in conjunction with the departmental MatronFollowing the Department's and Trust's Policies and Protocols to ensure thesafety of the department

About us

The nursing team in the Emergency Department consists of both Adult and Paediatric qualified nurses and works alongside Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Paramedic Practitioners who manage the Minor Injuries service within the department, supported by very capable and knowledgeable Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.

The medical team and nursing team work together to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Led by an experienced Emergency Nurse, the Education Team not only facilitates in-house training for the clinical skills required by nurses within the Emergency Department, but is also very responsive to the developmental and educational needs of all the staff on an individual basis, and are an invaluable asset to the team.

The requirement for the delivery of safe, high quality care is at the heart of all we do, and we take great pride in the professionalism of the team and our work.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma in Health Studies. Degree or on Degree pathway
  • ALS and / or ILS. Paediatric Life Support Certificate or equivalent. Trauma course or equivalent evidenced experience.
  • mentorship programme


  • Relevant management courses, for example - retention and recruitment, Appraisals, Dementia awareness training.

Special Experience


  • Proof of relevant general management experience.
  • Minimum of 18 months A& E experience at Band 5.

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Newton Road



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