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Sister/Charge Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead the nursing team in the delivery of high quality, evidence based, patient centred care within the Spinal Injuries Unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

To assist the ward manager in a wide range of complex and sometimes conflicting priorities. Provide specialist nursing advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/ clients and relatives/ carers in collaboration with the multi professional team, in line with local and national target. At all times ensure that the needs of the patient are placed at the centre of care delivery.

To be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover for any area specified. To ensure that the ward is well led and that the team are being proactive in the delivery of care.

The Sheffield Spinal Cord Injury Centre is one of the leading spinal cord injury centres nationally and one of eight centres in England designated to receive and treat patients with spinal cord injuries.

Serving a population stretching as far as East Anglia, we are the second largest spinal cord injury centre in the UK and the regional centre for excellence for Yorkshire, North and North-West England, the East and West Midlands and East Midlands.

Main duties of the job

Provide high quality services to patients within the ward/department. Sheffield Spinal Cord Injuries Centre is a specialist unit, within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

The unit provides comprehensive care and extensive rehabilitation to patients with complex spinal cord injuries, across 3 in patient wards an outpatient facility with bespoke therapy facilities. The unit sits within the Specialist Rehabilitation Services Directorate and facilitating care for patients, carers and families across the region, with a focus on rehabilitation and supporting patients to achieve their independence prior to discharge.
  • To undertake and support in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of specific programmes of patient care.
  • Exercise judgement in assessing wide ranging patient problems and promote options for optimum patient care.
  • To maintain effective communication with all patients, carers and members of the Healthcare team.
  • To act sensitively, confidentially and with empathy in demonstrating understanding of wide ranging physical and emotional needs.
  • Work unsupervised, in charge of the ward / dept within Trust Guidelines, Policies and Procedures and the NMC codes of conduct, seeking advice on non-routine matters from line managers or Duty Matron.
  • To ensure accurate, contemporaneous and timely care records, both written and electronic.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Sheffield Spinal Cord Injury Centre provides a lifelong service to a population of patients. Patients are referred to us from across the UK. We also care for patients whose initial hospitalisation occurred abroad.

With a focus on empowering our patients to live as independently as possible, our purpose- built facilities include three dedicated wards, an outpatients' centre, and specialist physiotherapy and occupational therapy units.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN Level one
  • NMC registered
  • Assessing qualification and evidence of teaching ability
  • Continuous professional development
  • First degree or evidence of working towards one (demonstrating graduate attributes)



  • Extensive post registration experience in an acute clinical environment
  • Extensive post registration experience caring for patients with a long-term conditions and/ or a spinal cord injury
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a professional team
  • Evidence of managing change


  • Management and leadership Course

Skills and Knowledge


  • Completion of the Spinal Course, or willingness to work towards
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing, and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
  • Good understanding of the national strategic context of the NHS
  • Highly developed leadership skills with excellent interpersonal skills - ability to form positive relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to manage complex workload under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Persuasion and influencing skills - ability to present ideas and proposals effectively


  • IT literate knowledge of e-whiteboard, Lorenzo and EDMS

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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