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Ward Sister / Charge Nurse - Medicine C5/E12

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We have exciting opportunities for Sisters / Charge Nurses to come and join our team across the infectious diseases, renal and short stay area within the medicine specialty at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

We have permanent full & part time vacancies on ward C5 (14 bedded purpose-built infectious diseases unit, caring for patients with a variety of illnesses and E12 (newly built 24 bedded ward, caring for patients with both renal disease and short stay acute cases).

Our teams are enthusiastic, innovative, well-motivated and dedicated to high standards of care. We are keen to support, invest and challenge you within our supportive environment to develop you both clinically and professionally.

If you are a confident, well-organised, strong and a visible leader who thrives in a busy and diverse clinical environment then we would like to hear from you.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What you'll do

You will be acting as a role model for nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive nursing team. You will be responsible for assisting the Senior Sister in the management of the ward for a 24-hour period ensuring high standards of care are maintained.

What we're looking for

We are looking for individuals, who are strong leaders that are highly motivated and have excellent communication skills. The sister/charge nurse role requires a close working relationship with the multi-professional team to ensure that evidenced based quality care is delivered with compassion to every patient. If you are looking for a great opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills within an acute environment, we would love to hear from you.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Significant post registration experience / qualification / training, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Provide evidence of supporting / managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to the post and Care Group responsibilities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Appraisal skills
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed

Skills and competencies


  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Communication
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Teamwork
  • General IT skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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