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Sister/Charge Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and compassionate nurse to join our growing team. You will be required to assess surgical patients along with the surgical team and assist with their urgent care needs. These range from administering various medications, caring for patients pre-operatively, arranging various investigations. You will be expected to care for a variety of patients that have been referred into the unit from various locations not necessarily within the hospital, including GP surgery's, various clinics, accident and emergency ect. You will need to be able to work collaboratively as part of a large multi-disciplinary team in order to provide the best care to our patients.

Main duties of the job

You will also be required to show leadership skills within the unit and support your colleagues effectively. You will also be required to support your unit manager and manage the unit effectively in there absence.

To provide clinical and professional skills within the SEAU and work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team. You will care for a variety of surgical, gastro and orthopedic patients within the day and will be expected to be able to carry out nurse led assessments of your patients and recognise a deteriorating patient. The acuity of the unit can change hourly so it is important you are able to prioritise your work load effectively in order to keep yourselves and the patients safe.

You will also be required to assist your patients getting ready for theatre if they are required to have surgery and be able to care for them prior to their operation. You will be required to facilitate safe discharges if required and plan appropriate admissions to hospital.

You will need to have effective leadership skills to run the unit and in the absence of your unit manager you should be able to run the unit and manage any unforeseen incidents that may occur. You will be required to attend extra study sessions enhance your role.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
  • NMC registration


  • Previous expereince within General Surgery, Orthopedic or Gastroenterology



  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Recognition of deteriorating patients and escalation


  • Atteneded any leadership and or management courses



  • Good knowledge around General surgical, orthoedic and/or gastroenterology


  • previously worked within the general surgery, orthopedic or gastroenterlogy departments

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


QEQM Hospital

Ramsgate Road



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