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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Harptree Ward

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time (23 hours per week) Band 6 Junior Sister on Harptree Ward.

Harptree Ward is a 27 bedded unit providing care for patients requiring cardiology, endocrinology and medical services. It offers acute care for patients within the Weston catchment area and works closely with the acute specialist services based on our sister site in Bristol, to offer patients the best service possible.

We work closely as a multi -disciplinary team to optimise patients' treatment and facilitate a timely planned discharge.

Harptree ward offers high standards of compassionate care to its patients and a proactive learning environment to its staff and students.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate can expect to have the opportunity for career development. They will be given support and training to develop leadership and management skills and will be responsible for looking after a small group of staff. There are opportunities to develop your assessment skills as the Trust supports a wide range of training opportunities.

The successful candidate will be proactive in improving patient safety and driving standards of care forward. Have excellent nursing skills and be proactive in the care and management they provide to their patients.

Your main role as a Band 6 is to co-ordinate the workforce and patient admissions and discharges on a shift ward whilst maintaining the safety of patients throughout this process. This is a challenging but rewarding role and the applicant must have excellent communication and problem solving skills. Have the ability to adapt to changing situations when under pressure.

The successful candidate will be flexible, a good team worker, bring with them a passion to excel and ensure high standards are adhered to and exceeded and be innovative within a team environment.

As a Band 6 nurse, you will be expected to manage Datix incidents, appraisals, absences and audits alongside the Ward Manager, as part of the Senior Nursing Team on Harptree.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • NMC registered adult nurse
  • RGN 1st Level

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in Medical and or Endocrinology/ Cardiology Nursing
  • Knowledge of current issues in the NHS


  • Experience of Audit and Change initiatives
  • Experience in the area applied for
  • Competent at advanced nursing practice appropriate to area
  • Leadership Experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Good Communication Skills
  • IT Literate
  • To act as an expert practitioner, role model and advisor, undertaking advanced nursing skills within their defined clinical area
  • Ability to contribute to service developments using evidence based practice



  • Calm and Supportive
  • Motivated and flexible
  • Professional
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Solution Focus approach

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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