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ED Open Day - Sister/Charge Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Sister/Charge Nurse

Emergency Department

Band 6: �35,392 - �42,618 Per annum pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Are you an NMC registered nurse with more than 6 months experience? Are you up for a challenge where no working day is the same? Ever thought about working in the Emergency Department? Now is your opportunity to do so.

After having a business case approved to expand the team due to a fast-growing service, MKUH are hiring for Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurses to join their thriving ED department. You do not have to have experience within ED, you are still welcome to apply if you have experience within a mental health hospital, a community hospital or if you simply feel you have solid transferable skills. Your external knowledge will be extremely valuable to our team.

A staggering 94.2% of nurses and midwives feel the impact of their roles on patients, underlining their integral contribution to healthcare. NHS Staff Survey 2023

During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the ED team including our consultants and matrons as well as a chance to tour ED and view a simulation room.

Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Time: 18:00 pm - 21:00 pm

Location: Academic Centre, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, MK6 5LD

Please be advised that we are not accepting CVs or holding interviews during the event. You will only be interviewed if you have email confirmation via Trac inviting you to book onto an interview slot.

Main duties of the job

To provide effective, professional and managerial leadership to staff.

To provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care.

To supervise and develop the knowledge and skills of junior staff.

To initiate/ facilitate developments in nursing in partnership with the ward manager.

To be the ward representative in the absence of the ward manager.

To work autonomously within their scope of professional conduct and in line with Trust policies

To assist the Senior Sister/ charge nurse in the review of nursing practice and service delivery.

Provide clinical expertise.

To role model high standards of nursing care and professionalism.

About us

Our staff are the happiest NHS staff MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of patients, incorporating the standards and philosophy of the ward and evidence based research.
  • Organise method of care delivery within the ward/department, allocating, prioritising and delegating effectively. This includes responding to capacity and patient dependency requirements.

  • To demonstrate a professional approach to leadership and management of staff.
  • To provide clinical support and advice to junior members of staff.

  • To be responsible for the day to day running of the ward in the absence of the ward manager.
  • Promote effective communication within the nursing team, to patients, carers, visitors, members of the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies. Receiving and reporting sensitive information, as appropriate taking into account rules of confidentiality.

Service Management
  • To assist when necessary with the definition of nursing standards and maintain the provision and effectiveness of those standards in line with clinical governance.
  • The post holder will ensure that they are aware of all issues relating to Clinical Governance, Quality Assurance and Clinical Effectiveness and that they carry out their duties in accordance with these frameworks and standards.

  • To help to create and maintain an environment conducive to development and learning for all staff.
  • To assist in identifying the need for, and providing training/education in clinical nursing and managerial techniques to all grades of staff.

Please refer to the Job Description for further details

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Relevant Mentorship or equivalent qualification
  • Degree in nursing or any other relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of post registration education
  • Competent at nurse led discharge


  • First line management/leadership course
  • Evidence of career development



  • Relevant experience in clinical setting.
  • Evidence of regular shift management of a ward/clinical area
  • Mentorship of student nurses
  • Evidence of provision of high standards of care
  • Evidence of management and leadership


  • Experience in change management
  • Evidence of staff development



  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Effective time management
  • Resource management
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Self motivated with the ability to work under pressure


  • Report writing
  • Up to date clinical skills appropriate for the clinical specialty being applied for.
  • Audit and analysis experience
  • Teaching and presentation skills

Personal and people development


  • Experience in managing people
  • Up to date with current issues in nursing
  • Willingness to embark on further professional development


  • Appraisal training



  • Able to demonstrate effective communication

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


A& E Nursing (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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