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Band 6 Virtual Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Doncaster and Bassetlaw teaching hospital is a vibrant, hard-working and inclusive Trust that strives to deliver consistently high standards for both our patients and staff.

Alongside our system partners, DBTH is currently developing an ambitious programme to enable delivery of virtual ward capacity within the system. This will enable our patients to receive the acute care, remote monitoring and treatment they need in their own home.

To achieve that, the Trust is currently recruiting to new key positions, initially on a one year fixed-term basis but this could be extended or made permanent.

Main duties of the job

The Sister/Charge Nurse will, by example and facilitation, guide, assist and empower nursing staff in fulfilling their professional role using research-based practice. Support the Lead ACP in the day-to-day management of the Virtual Ward.


Maintain the highest standard of patient care at all times. Provideleadership and support to all members of the team and ensure they areconversant with the Trust's policies.Ensure that Protocols and Procedures are followed and supervise juniorstaff doing the same.Act as a clinical resource transferring appropriate skills to members ofthe team.Contribute to the annual audit review of all aspects of clinicalgovernance, disseminate the results and actively participate in theachievement of its goals.Establish and maintain effective working relationships to ensurecontinuity of care/dissemination of information and promotion of ideas.At all times respect patient confidentiality and in particular theconfidentiality of electronically stored personal/manual data in line withthe requirements of the Data Protection Act.ManagementAssess and implement any necessary actions to ensure the efficientmanagement of the ward as directed by the Lead ACP.Organise and ensure the most cost effective use of resources includingthe deployment and provision of staff with a defined budget.Participate in the Trust's complaints procedure and provide responsesin the absence of the Lead ACP.

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, Belong and 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



  • RN (adult) with current registration.
  • Aware of current issues facing healthcare, the NHS, Nursing & Virtual Wards


  • Programme of leadership / management

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive care experience (at least four years at band 5).


  • Presentation skills
  • Multi-disciplinary Team working

Personal Attributes & Skills


  • Evidence of developing personal qualities for leadership Draws on self-awareness to be an effective leader Critical thinker Team player, Assertive, confident, credible, reflective
  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required.
  • Highly developed organisational skills - able to prioritise, contingency plan, change plans at short notice and with changing clinical demands.


  • Leadership potential

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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