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Sister/Charge Nurse - Ward 17

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior registered nurse to join the Division of Medicine as Band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse on Ward 17. Ward 17 is a 26 bedded mixed sex ward, it is a mixed speciality medical ward, which has 10 stroke and Neurology beds and also cares for patients with a variety of medical conditions.

As one of the smallest wards within the division of medicine we will offer support to our other Medical wards when necessary throughout busier periods of the year. The Division of Medicine is a fantastic place to work.

The learning opportunities within Medicine are endless as a division we are passionate about self-development and progression. We are fortunate to have dedicated Practice development nurses who facilitate learning across all our wards and support all our staff.

You will have a period of induction into the role, where you will work alongside the Ward Manager to understand the role of Band 6 sister and Ward co-ordinator. Various development opportunities will be made available to you to develop your leadership and management skills to run a highly effective ward.

You will be integral to the Multidisciplinary Team acting as patient advocate and providing expert knowledge and guidance. You will also provide supervision and training to peers and junior staff.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be responsible for supporting the Band 7 Sister with the co-ordination of the ward and leading a skilled workforce to implement changes that will see an improvement to patient pathways.

We are looking for someone who as excellent clinical and leadership skills, who can make decisions and be a role model for the nursing workforce.

The successful candidate will work within an established team of nursing staff supported closely by the Senior Team.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Proven experience at Band 5
  • Scope roles relevant to speciality
  • Evidence of ward/dept management under supervision
  • Development of knowledge and skills in speciality
  • National and local nutritional initiatives/policies


  • Experience of carrying out and monitoring PDA process
  • Evidence of management responsibilities already undertaken



  • Current NMC registration
  • Up-to-date knowledge of professional issues
  • Teaching certificate (or evidence of working towards) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate professional post-registration development


  • Post Registration educational development
  • Participation in management development courses

Personal Attributes & Skills


  • Demonstrate good verbal communication skills with multidisciplinary team/clients/relatives
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver educational and clinical skills training Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working practice as required with good attendance and high standards of clinical care.
  • Precise and methodical working practice and demonstrate ability to work and manage the ward day to day unsupervised.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of dealing with conflict supporting staff through mechanisms such as clinical supervision.
  • Provide evidence of supervisor/ implementation of teaching programmes for student nurses, eg preceptorship education, mentorship.
  • Evidence of change management and involvement in service development.

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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