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Junior Sister - Band 6

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To support and deputise for the Ward Sister to ensure the provision of excellent nursing care and the effective management of staff and other resources.
  • Also to carry out the day-to-day management and co-ordination of the ward/department.
  • To ensure that there are education and training opportunities for all staff, including pre and post registration students and /or providing specialist knowledge.

Main duties of the job

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the country's leading teaching hospitals with an international reputation for patient care, education and research.
  • Belgrave Ward is a very busy general cardiology ward and is part of the newly formed Cardiology Clinical Academic Group to further developments in Cardiology.
  • We now have a permanent position for a Junior Sister (band 6) to provide day to day leadership of this busy 24 bedded cardiology ward.
  • Belgrave Ward is a dynamic ward that is changing with the increasing demands on the St George's Cardiology service, a regional tertiary centre delivering high quality care.
  • You will be expected to work as an excellent role model both for clinical skills and leadership. You will be part of multi-disciplinary team working together to provide quality service provision, excellent clinical management and safe and effective discharge processes.

So if you are ambitious and have excellent leadership skills and can make a real difference for caring for cardiology patients this is the job for you.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Professional/Clinical Qualifications and Experience


  • RN (general)
  • Minimum of three years post registration experience, of which 12 months must be in cardiology as a band 6
  • Must be competent in 12 lead ECG and rhythm strip interpretation
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities
  • Knowledge of current nursing issues.


  • Studying towards a MSC

Organisational Management


  • Ability to prioritise work and to co-ordinate the ward or department
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care according to individual needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the application of leadership skills
  • Has good verbal and written communication abilities


  • Computer literate

Education and Research


  • Demonstrates knowledge of the application of evidence based practice
  • Relevant Specialist Course/s e.g. ECG, Arrhythmia.
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Must undertake relevant work related course/s e.g. management within 12 months of being appointed
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the assessment process for student nurses
  • Has knowledge of Individual performance review


  • Teaching experience
  • Recognised Mentorship/Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998, Mentorship Module.
  • Attended appraisal training.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Rd


SW17 0QT

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